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Donald Bruckner

Associate Professor of Philosophy

New Kensington Campus
Office Phone: (724) 334-6148

Education:

  1. B.S., Philosophy and Mathematics, Bowling Green State University, 1992
  2. M.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
  3. M.A., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
  4. Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Biography:

Areas of Specialization

  • Value Theory
  • Practical Reason
  • Ethical Theory

Recent Courses

  • PHIL 001: Basic Problems of Philosophy
  • PHIL 012: Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 103: Introduction to Ethics
  • PHIL 108: Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 118: Introduction to Environmental Philosophy

Recent Publications

  •  “Quirky Desires and Well-Being.”  Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 10(2) (2016), 1-34.
  • “Strict Vegetarianism is Immoral.”  In The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat, Ben Bramble and Bob Fischer (eds.), Oxford University Press (2015), 30-47.
  • “Adaptive Preferences, Autonomy, and Extended Lives.”  In Adaptation and Autonomy:  Adaptive Preferences in Enhancing and Ending Life, Juha Räikkä and Jukka Varelius (eds.), Springer (2013), pp. 7-26.
  • “Present Desire Satisfaction and Past Well-Being.”  Australasian Journal of Philosophy,  91:1 (2013), 15-29. 
  • “Against the Tedium of Immortality.”  International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 20:5 (2012), 623-644.  

Current Projects

  • "Gun Control and Alcohol Policy."