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Sturgis, Daniel Senior Instructor


Research Areas research areas



  • Environmental Ethics, Just War Theory, Applied Ethics, Pragmatism, John Dewey


courses taught

  • PHIL 1000 - Introduction to Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces students to the most fundamental questions of human existence, either topically or through various major figures in philosophy. Topics may include free will, the mind-body problem, the nature of the self, the existence of God, knowledge of the external world, the nature of morality, the meaning of life.
  • PHIL 1100 - Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introductory study of major philosophies on the nature of the good for humanity, principles of evaluation, and moral choice as they apply to contemporary moral problems.
  • PHIL 1700 - Philosophy and the Arts
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Considers philosophic questions involved in the analysis and assessment of artistic experiences and of the objects with which the arts, including the literary arts, are concerned.
  • PHIL 3140 - Environmental Ethics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Examines major traditions in moral philosophy to see what light they shed on value issues in environmental policy and the value presuppositions of the economic, ecological, and juridical approaches to the environment. Recommended prerequisite: PHIL 1100 or PHIL 1200 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 3100 or PHIL 3200. Same as ENVS 3140.
  • PHIL 3190 - War and Morality
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Focuses on moral issues raised by war as a human institution. What are the justifications, limits and alternatives? Does the advent of nuclear weapons change the nature of war? Department enforced prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy course work.
  • PHIL 3260 - Philosophy and the International Order
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Considers philosophical topics concerning the international economic, political and legal systems. Topics that may be considered include the nature of international law, war and peace, humanitarian intervention, international justice, world hunger and human rights. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.


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