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​Philosophy


Dr. Edmund Dain,
associate professor of philosophy;

Teaching at PC since 2011
Expertise:
  • Wittgenstein
  • History of Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophical Foundations of Ethics (Meta-ethics)
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Moral Realism and Its Enemies
  • Greek Thought and Literature
  • Introduction to Epistemology
  • Meaning and Skepticism
  • Early Analytic Philosophy
  • Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
  • Introduction to Symbolic Logic

 

Dr. Timothy A. Mahoney,mahoney.jpg
associate professor of philosophy;

Teaching at PC since 2003
Expertise:
  • Business ethics
  • Plato, and ancient philosophy in general
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Business ethics
  • Advanced seminar in Plato
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Development of Western Civilization

 

 

 

Dr. Vance G. Morgan, professor of philosophy;
(on sabbatical - Fall 2015)

Teaching at PC since 1994morgan.jpg
Expertise:
  • Ethics
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Knowledge
  • Simone Weil
  • History of Philosophy
Selected Courses Taught:
  • General Ethics
  • Current Problems in Ethics
  • Philosophy of Knowledge
  • American Philosophy
  • Development of Western Civilization 
  • Honors Development of Western Civilization

 

 

 

Dr. Jeffery L. Nicholas,

associate professor of philosophy;

Teaching at PC since 2012
Expertise:
  • Catholic Social Thought
  • MacIntyre
  • Critical Theory
  • Justice/Common Good
  • Midwifery
  • Active Learning/Acive Learning Classrooms
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Philosophy of Dystopian Literature
  • Ethics, Moral Leadership, and the Common Good
  • Philosophy of Catholic Social Thought
  • General Ethics
  • Philosophy of the Human Person
 
 

Dr. Benjamin S. Yost,

associate professor of philosophy;

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Teaching at PC since: 2008
Expertise:
  • Philosophy of Punishment
  • Philosophy of Capital Punishment
  • Punishment and Race
  • Kant's Practical Philosophy
  • Levinas
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Contemporary Problems in Ethics: Legal and Political Violence
  • Law, Society, and Morality
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Kant and Constructivism
  • General Ethics


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