A Minor with Major Impact.

One of the Student Learning Outcomes of Butler University is that you “will make informed, rational, and ethical choices.” Knowledge of ethics will be beneficial as a complement to a major in many different areas, to your post-bachelor education (law, medicine, political science, etc.), to your career (government, business, etc.), and, more broadly, to finding your way in life. Since ethical issues are addressed across the curriculum, appropriate courses in other disciplines can also count toward the Ethics minor.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • TI 244-PL – Ethics, the Good Life, and Society
  • PL 360 – Ethics
  • PL 245 – Classics of Social and Political Philosophy
  • PL 344 – Philosophy of Law
  • PL 345 – Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy

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Lavender McKittrick-Sweitzer
Assistant Professor – Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Lavender McKittrick-Sweitzer is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Before arriving at Butler in Autumn 2021, they completed their PhD (philosophy, 2021) at Ohio State University, MA (philosophy, 2015) at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and BA…
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Kyle Furlane
Lecturer, Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Religion
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Stuart Glennan
Professor – Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Religion
 Stuart Glennan is the Harry Ice Professor of Philosophy and the director of Butler University’s Science, Technology and Environmental Studies  program. He has a B.A. in philosophy and mathematics from Yale University, and a MA and PhD in…
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