Michael Cholbi


I’m Professor of Philosophy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (more colloquially known as Cal Poly Pomona).

My research is principally in ethics, with particular emphases on suicide, grief, punishment, Kantian ethics, paternalism, moral psychology and the ethics of work and labor. My book Understanding Kant’s Ethics (Cambridge University Press) is now available for purchase. My book, Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions (2011) was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. I am presently completing the first-ever book on grief and bereavement from a philosophical perspective, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

I have also published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, including articles in Mind, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, Ethics, and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, as well as in collections published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Routledge.

I’m also a founding member of the International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying, a panelist at, a contributing blogger at Psychology Today (‘Ethics in Question’.), and a former member of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy.

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Applied Ethics Ethical Theory

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