Andrea M Weisberger


Philosophy & Religious Studies • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Religion (Western/Asian); Ethics (Theoretical and Applied): Biomedical Ethics; Environmental Ethics; Animal Rights; Epistemology; Holocaust Studies; Comparative Religion; Information Technology


Ph.D. Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
M.A. Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
B.A. Philosophy, Florida International University
B.A. Religious Studies, Florida International University
A.S. Computer Network & Technology, FCCJ


Grants and Contracts Awarded

Jewish Chautauqua Society Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities for "The Holocaust and Uniqueness: An Investigation of Genocide,"

Vanderbilt University Philosophy Department Fellowship

Publications & Presentations

Selected Publications in Philosophy:


A. M. Weisberger, Suffering Belief: Evil and the Anglo-American Defense of Theism, Toronto Studies in Religion, Volume 23, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 1999


“The argument from evil,” The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, edited by Michael Martin, Cambridge Univ. Press, January 2007


A. M. Weisberger, "The Nature of the Relationship Between Religion and Ethics: A Case Study of Animal Rights Within Judaism," Sophia (Aust.), v. 42(1), 2003


Andrea M. Weisberger, "The Pollution Solution: A Critique of Dore's Response to the Argument from Evil," Sophia (Aust.), v. 36(1), 1997, (Ninian and J.J.C. Smart Issue)


A. M. Weisberger, "The Ethics of the Broader Usage of Prozac: Social Choice or Social Bias?" International Journal of Applied Philosophy, v. 10/1, 1995


A. M. Weisberger, "Depravity, Divine Responsibility, and Moral Evil: A Critique of a New free Will Defense," Religious Studies, v. 31/3, 1995


Selected publications in Science:


Keller T.S., Weisberger A.M., Ray J.L., Hasan S.S., Shiavi R.G. and Spengler D.M., “Relationship Between Vertical Ground Reaction Force and Speed During Walking and Running,” Clinical Biomechanics 11:253-259, 1996


J. L. Ray, A. M. Weisberger, T. S. Keller, S. S. Hasan, R. Shiavi, and D. M. Spengler, "Velocity and Ground Reaction Force Relationships During Walking and Running," Proceedings for the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Tempe, AZ, October, 1991, also in J Biomechanics, 25(6), 1992


W. Suwito, T. S. Keller, P. K. Basu, A. M. Weisberger, A. M. Strauss, D. M. Spengler, "Geometric and Material Property Study of the Human Lumbar Spine Using the Finite Element Method," J Spinal Disorders, 5(1):50-9, 1992

WeisbergerContact Information

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