Robert Holmes

Robert L. Holmes

  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

PhD, Michigan

Research Overview

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Social Philosophy
  • Philosophy of War

Selected Publications


  • The Ethics of Nonviolence: Essays by Robert L. Holmes, ed. P. Cicovocki, (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • Nonviolence in Theory and Practice, 2nd ed. (edited with Barry Gan), (Waveland Press, 2004)
  • Basic Moral Philosophy, 3rd ed., (Wadsworth Publishing, 2003)


  • “Pacifism and Weapons of Mass Destruction,” in S. Sohail and S. Lee (eds.), Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
  • “Is there a Slippery Slope from Suicide to Assisted Suicide to Consensual Euthanasia?” in L. Kopelman and K. DeVille (eds.), Physician Assisted Suicide: What are the Issues? (Kluwer 2001)
  • “St. Augustine and the Just War Theory,” in Gareth Matthews (ed.), The Augustinian Tradition (University of California Press, 1999)