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Matthew Pianalto

Matthew Pianalto
  • Associate Professor

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Bio

I was born and raised in Tontitown, Arkansas. I earned three degrees from the University of Arkansas: B.A. English (Creative Writing Emphasis), magna cum laude, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy. I finally left my home state to teach for a year as a Temporary Visiting Assistant Professor at Truman State University (in Missouri), and came from there to EKU in August 2009.

I teach a variety of courses in philosophy and in the Honors Program, as well as for the Animal Studies major (Animal Ethics) and the Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship minor (Environmental Ethics).

I have published articles on many topics in ethics, including papers patience, courage, integrity, and tolerance, on animal and environmental ethics, and on the philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Friedrich Nietzsche. My first book, On Patience, was published by Lexington Books in 2016, and is now available in paperback, too!

Courses

Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
PHI 130Beginning EthicsMW 10:10am-11:00am Wallace Bldg 333Spring 2018
PHI 130Beginning EthicsMW 12:20pm-1:10pm Wallace Bldg 334Spring 2018
PHI 130Beginning EthicsTR 9:30am-10:45am Wallace Bldg 428Spring 2018
PHI 381Animal EthicsTR 11:00am-12:15pm Roark Building 001Spring 2018
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