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Tony White

Assistant Teaching Professor


Ph.D., Philosophy, Binghamtom University (2023)
M.A., Philosophy, West Chester University (2009)
B.A., Math Secondary Education, Thiel College (2007)

Professional Bio

Tony White has over 10 years of teaching experience, including at Penn State University, Penn College of Technology, and Misericordia University. He earned his Ph.D. from the Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy program at Binghamton University. His current research focuses on nonviolent resistance, including its grounding in metaphysical nonduality and epistemic fallibilism. Other research interests include virtue ethics and Buddhist philosophy. He is also a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project, and the founder and coordinator of its Northcentral PA chapter.

Areas of Specialization

Ethics, Social & Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Nonviolence

Areas of Competence

Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaethics, Logic & Critical Thinking

Courses Taught

Intro to Philosophy

Critical Thinking

Ethical Life


Ethical Theory


Intro to Philosophy through Health & Sport

First-Year Seminar: Nonviolence

Environmental Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion

Intro to Asian Philosophy

Indian Philosophy

East Asian Philosophy


“Our Problem Isn’t Polarization—It’s Sectarianism: A Kingian Diagnosis and Response.” Social Philosophy Today 39 (2023): 139-63.

“The Healing Power of Awareness: Nonviolence in Thought, Word, and Deed.” In Politics, Polarity, and Peace, edited by Will Barnes and Jennifer Kling, 246-67. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Rodopi, 2023.

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