Alfred Remen Mele
(born May 221951
) is an American philosopher. He has been the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University
since 2001. He specializes in irrationality
and philosophy of action
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mele attended Wayne State University, and received his doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1979. He took a position at Davidson College in 1979 as a visiting professor, which led to a tenured position at Davidson, where he remained for 21 years until accepting his position with Florida State.
Mele's work on self-deception is used in graduate philosophy courses across the USA.
- Free Will and Luck. Oxford University Press, 2006.
- Motivation and Agency. Oxford University Press, 2003.
- Self-Deception Unmasked. Princeton University Press, 2001.
- Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy. Oxford University Press, 1995.
- Springs of Action: Understanding Intentional Behavior. Oxford University Press, 1992.
- Irrationality: An Essay on Akrasia, Self-Deception, and Self-Control. Oxford University Press, 1987.
- Notre Dame Philosophic Reviews, "Free Will and Luck": http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=7984
- Florida State University, Alfred Mele's Publications: http://www.fsu.edu/~philo/people/faculty/almele_pubs.html
- Florida State University, Profiles: http://campus.fsu.edu/profiles/mele/
- Davidson College, NEH Grant Aids Davidson Philosopher's Study of Self-Deception: http://www2.davidson.edu/news/news_archives/archives9798/97.06Mele2.html
- JeeLoo Liu, Phil 3997 Syllabus, Fall 2003: http://faculty.fullerton.edu/jeelooliu/397(Reasoning)%20Syllabus%20F03.pdf
- The University of Sydney, The Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy: http://www.usyd.edu.au/research/events/2005/jul/03_app.shtml