John Rowan

Professor David Detmer

Professor of Philosophy

CLO 262 | 219/989-2654

Courses commonly taught:

PHIL 324: Ethics for the Professions
PHIL 150: Logic
PHIL 111: Ethics

Areas of Specialization:

Ethical Theory
Applied Ethics
Political & Social Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
History of Philosophy


Ph.D.  Philosophy, University of Virginia
B.A.  Philosophy, Economics, University of Virginia

Philosophy Program:

John Rowan coordinates the philosophy program within the Department of
English and Philosophy.  He is the contact person for questions and
information related to the philosophy major and minor, events, courses,
advising, and the philosophy email distribution list.


John Rowan has published articles and books on a variety of topics in
political and social philosophy and applied ethics. He is author of
Conflicts of Rights and co-editor (with Samuel Zinaich) of Ethics for the
Professions. John is also editor of Social Philosophy Today and has edited
several books in that series, including: War and Terrorism; Human Rights,
Religion, and Democracy; Science, Technology, and Social Justice; and
International Law and Justice (forthcoming). His articles have been
published in such journals as the Australian Journal of Practical and
Professional Ethics, Journal of Social Philosophy, Journal of Business
Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, Social Justice Research, and Economics
and Philosophy, among others. He is currently researching and writing two
book-length manuscripts: The Autonomy Approach to Business Ethics; and The Theory and Practice of Privacy. In 2004, John won the university’s award as most outstanding teacher.

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