Eric Morton is Director of Enrollment Management and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgia State University, Perimeter College. He completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He is a faculty affiliate of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics. He has served on the University Senate, Perimeter College’s Executive Committee, and served as co-chair of Perimeter College’s Strategic Planning Committee. He currently serves on the University’s Strategic Course Scheduling Committee and is a member of the Enrollment Management Group. He is also Perimeter College’s liaison to the Student Success division’s regular leadership meetings. From 2016 to 2020, he was college-wide Department Chair of Humanities.
His philosophical interests cover a wide terrain, but are primarily focused in the areas of ethics and social and political philosophy. He has interests in the work of John Rawls (and his critics), and in 19th and 20th century European philosophers (especially the Marxists, Frankfurt School critical theorists, and the existentialists). He also has interests in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and the American Pragmatists. His dissertation addressed issues in the philosophy of mind and language and the important contemporary work of John McDowell.