Professional Ethical Decision-Making Made Possible

No matter what career you pursue, at some point you’ll have to make difficult ethical decisions.​

Should you serve only sustainable food at your restaurant? Should you fire employees to keep costs down and please stakeholders? If you design your own fashion line, how do you make sure the people making your clothes are treated fairly?

Be ready to lead — and make a difference in the global community — with a minor in 职业道德. You’ll take classes like Ethical Analysis, 道德与公共政策, 和法律, 医疗, 环境或商业道德. Develop the reasoning skills you’ll need to navigate an increasingly complicated world with a lot of gray areas. 研究生 prepared to confront challenging issues and work through them in a thoughtful, fair way.

The 职业道德 minor is part of the 哲学系.


食物 & 哲学伦理系列

A recurring event designed to stimulate intellectual conversations about current topics.

Past discussions have centered around topics such as:
  • Decisional Capacity and the Adolescent: Reconsidering the Doctrine of the Mature Minor
  • Genetically Engineering Our Children
  • 药物小贩 & Politicians: Why Al Capone is Morally Superior to Al Gore

欲了解更多信息,请联系: Dr. Mark J. 樱桃, 512-448-8536]


Watch a film and engage in thoughtful discussion afterward about issues presented in the film.

  • 达格南制造
  • 的Cantinera
  • 哪条回家的路

欲了解更多信息,请联系: 詹妮弗·马塔, 512-428-1280


教师, 工作人员, and students discuss their diverse and distinct perspectives on important and relevant issues. A brief reading is selected for discussion during lunch. Past discussion topics have included:



  • 伦理学和生命伦理学
  • 社会和政治哲学
  • 企业社会责任
  • 包容的民主价值观
  • 法律研究中的自治
  • 应用伦理学


The faculty in the 哲学 department at St. 爱德华的 University have collectively authored more than 20 books and several dozen articles for professional publications and research journals. These include work for The Annals of Bioethics, the book series Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture, The Journal of the International Society for the 历史 of 哲学 of Science, 和更多的.


"I teach because I believe it is important for students to have an intellectual “tool kit” that will help them succeed in their lives beyond college." 斯蒂芬·C. Dilley博士

“我的教学方法, 像许多哲学家一样, is about asking individuals what an author means and how and why they agree or disagree with the author’s arguments." Jack Musselman博士

"I hope that through my courses I’m able to show my students what is possible in the world of knowledge and learning." 威廉J. Zanardi, Ph值