Samuel C. Rickless

Professor of Philosophy

Welcome to my website!                                          [updated: 12/30/2019]


September-December 2019: ETHICS BOWL!  With the invaluable assistance of Cory Davia (UCSD philosophy Ph.D. candidate) and Daniel Callies (post-doctoral researcher at the UCSD Institute for Practical Ethics), I coached two UCSD Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl teams in preparation for the California Regional Tournament in Tempe, AZ on December 7.  Team 1 achieved a 4-0 record, earning second place and receiving an invitation to the National Ethics Bowl Tournament in Atlanta, GA on February 22-23, 2020.  Team 2 did very well, defeating one of the top five teams in the tournament, and earning a 2-1-1 record.  In eight rounds, the two teams combined collected six wins, one draw, and one loss.  An amazing achievement for students who had never before competed in any Ethics Bowl tournament!  Congratulations to Kayla Aceves, Aaron Chipp-Miller, Isaac Han, Tremaine Harvey, Nolan Karma, Harrison Lynch, Jeremy Moore, Luke Smith, Phoenix Wang, and Max Zekowski.