Matthew Ruble


Ruble earned a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion, and an M.A. in Psychological Counseling, both from Appalachian State University.  After several years working in community mental health services and educational opportunity programs. Ruble returned to school, earning an M.A. in the Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health from Warwick University, U.K., and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. When he is not doing philosophy, Ruble can be spotted climbing and running in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with his dog, Red.

Research Interests: Ethics, Neuroethics, Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Nietzsche


Must Motivation be Endogenous? in American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 6(1): 46-47, February, 2015

Philosophers, Psychopaths and Neuroethics in Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Psychiatry, Eds. R. Bluhm and S. Tekin. 2019. Bloomsbury Press.

Nudges and Budges in The American Journal of Bioethics, volume 19, number 5, 72-74, May, 2019  *Co-published with undergraduate philosophy major Karoly Majtenyi.

Nervous Norms in The Normative Implications of Neuroscience, Eds. Elizabeth Hildt and Geoff Holztman. May 2020. Springer Nature.

Title: Senior Lecturer of Philosophy
Department: Philosophy and Religion

Email address: Email me

Office address
I. G. Greer Hall 223