Applied Philosophy

Tom Fournier



Mensa Bulletin


In this January 2016 cover story of Mensa Bulletin, I contribute a non-partisan study of common fallacies used in political discourse.

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Environmental Ethics Textbook


For this Schmidtz & Willott college text, I contributed an article weighing libertarian vs. utilitarian ethics as authority to regulate pollution. 

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Technology and Society Magazine


For this 2016 IEEE engineering magazine, I contributed a peer reviewed article, "Will My Next Car Be a Libertarian or a Utilitarian?  Who Will Decide?"

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About This Site

Imperfect Cognition


This website shares my published works as a means to generate interest from publishers and editors for future works.  The site also includes some works in progress whereby I encourage other writers, researchers and editors to provide criticism.  Finally, I have supplied tabs with background information on my experience, academic preparation, and interests.  If you dream of flying, be certain to click on the 'FLYING' tab.   


The site name, Imperfect Cognition, acknowledges the shared attribute that makes us human.  It is both an affliction and a blessing in that it frustrates our ambitions with humbling errors while providing a worthwhile pursuit - eudaimonia.    

The banner picture above was taken from the window of my Tucson office.  Shortly after it was captured, the clouds coalesced into one of our booming monsoon thunderstorms.  

Tom Fournier