Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Placid Hall, Room 318724-805-2387 (on campus ext. 2387)email@example.com
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, 2001M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1993B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1986
Dr. Torisky's CV
BioethicsEthicsEthical ProblemsEnvironmental EthicsFirst PhilosophyLogicPolitical Philosophy: The Value(s) of CommunitySpecial Topics: Philosophy of Law and Theories of JusticeSymbolic 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).