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Schulz, Joshua, Dr.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Dooling Hall, 55
610.282.1100  ext. 1591

Dr. Schulz joined the philosophy department in 2009.  He holds a Bachelors degrees in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and received his Ph.D. from Marquette University in 2010.  His dissertation, "Friendship and Loyalty: An Historical and Critical Study," examined the role of trust and presumption in friendship in the theories of Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant and Kierkegaard.  He has taught at St. Norbert College, the University of Wisconsin (Green Bay), and Marquette University.  

Dr. Schulz has published several articles in the areas of philosophy of religion, sexual ethics, and the philosophy of love.  His interests are in natural law ethics, philosophy of religion, and Catholic Social Teaching.  In addition to regularly teaching courses in the philosophy major, Dr. Schulz has created several courses at DeSales, including the Philosophy of Work and Leisure, Applied Ethics, and the Ethics of Character.

Areas of specialization

  • Natural Law
  • Ethics

Recent publications

  • "Against Contraception: The Argument from Chastity" -- forthcoming in Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity

Recent presentations

  • "Fortnight for Freedom" -- panelist for diocesan forums on June 25 (Bethlehem, PA) and June 27 (Reading, PA)
  • "How Do You Know If You Haven't Tried It?  Aristotelian Reflections on Hateful Humor" - at the American Catholic Philosophical Association conference in Indianapolis (IN) on November 1-3, 2013

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