Joseph Biehl, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Philosophy



Field of Interest

I am primarily concerned with the nature of normativity (which amounts to saying with the nature of the specifically human form of life).  More particularly, I am interested in the relationships between truth and belief, belief and choice, choice and identity, as well as the political conditions and arrangements that influence them.

Courses Taught at Felician College

PHIL 207: Modern Philosophy
PHIL 211: Symbolic Logic
PHIL 301: Moral Philosophy
PHIL 302: Metaphysics
CO 350: Applied Ethical Reasoning


Ethical Instrumentalism
In Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol 8, No 4, August 2005
The Insignificance of Choice
In Moral Psychology Today: Essays on Values, Rational Choice, and the Will, David Chan, ed. Springer: Netherlands, 2008.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 414
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6262
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Ph.D., The City University of New York May 2003
B.A., St. John’s University May 1990

Positions Held

Assistant Professor, Felician College, New Jersey (2009-present)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Jay College, CUNY (2007-2008)
College Lecturer University College Cork, Ireland (2003-2006)
Assistant Professor (substitute), Baruch College, CUNY(2002-2003)
Adjunct Lecturer, Baruch College, City College, Lehman College, CUNY and St. John’s University, New York (1994-2002)