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  • Gene ToriskyDr. Eugene V. Torisky, Jr.

    Associate Professor of Philosophy 

    Placid Hall, Room 318
    724-805-2387 (on campus ext. 2387)

    Dr. Torisky's principal teaching areas are applied and theoretical ethics, including environmental ethics and bioethics; introductory and advanced logic; and topics in political and social philosophy. His research interests include the thought of Martin Buber, Kantian ethics and supererogation (moral action that is "above and beyond the call of duty"), and the intersection of philosophy and literature. Students working with him have successfully completed senior theses on Plato's theory of democracy in the Laws and Republic, human relationships with God as Wittgensteinian language games, and analyzing utilitarianism in the light of science fiction novels by Orson Scott Card and Ursula le Guin.


    Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2001
    M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1993
    B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1986

    Dr. Torisky's CV  

    Courses Taught

    Ethical Problems
    Environmental Ethics
    First Philosophy
    Political Philosophy: The Value(s) of Community
    Special Topics: Philosophy of Law and Theories of Justice
    Symbolic Logic

    Dr. Torisky’s article “Minimally Intentional Suicide and ‘The Falling Man’” was published by The Journal of Value Inquiry online in October 2014, and in hard copy in March 2015 (volume 49, issue 1).