Dr. Kenneth W. Kemp

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Phone
(651) 962-5360
Mail
JRC 217

Academic History

B.S.Lang., Russian, Georgetown University, 1973 M.A., Slavic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, 1975 M.A., Liberal Education, St. John’s College, 1980 M.A., History & Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame, 1983 Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 1984

Expertise

Ethics History & Philosophy of Science

Selected Publications

Translation (with Zuzanna Maslanka) of Józef Zycinski, God & Evolution (forthcoming from Catholic University of America Press, 2006).

“Scientific Method & Appeal to Supernatural Agency: A Christian Case for Modest Methodological Naturalism.” Logos 3 (2000) : 2: 165-205.

“Faith as a Virtue in Theology, Philosopy, & Natural Science.” Faith & Philosophy  15 (1998): 4: 462-477.

“Punishment as Just Cause of War.” Public Affairs Quarterly 10 (1996): 4: 335-354.

Review article on John Boswell’s Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, with Robert Kennedy. In Greek Orthodox Theological Review 41 (1996): 1: 57–80.

“The Possibility of Conflict Between Science & Christian Theology,” in Jitse M. van der Meer, ed., Facets of Faith & Science (University Press of America, 1996), pp. 247–266.

“Personal Pacifism.” Theological Studies 56: 1 (1995): 21–38.

“Speaking Falsely & Telling Lies,” with Thomas Sullivan. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 67 (1993): 151-170.

“Conscientious Objection,” Public Affairs Quarterly  7 (1993): 4: 303-324.

Selected Presentations

"What is Academic Freedom?” A presentation at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture conference “Joy in the Truth,” 30 September 2005

“Marriage, Same-Sex Relationships and Legal Recognition.” A lecture at the Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland, October, 2004. 

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 214 - 35 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 231
CRN: 40297 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 36 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 233
CRN: 41660 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 220 - 03 Logic - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 313
CRN: 43433 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp This course provides students with skills for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the sorts of reasoning encountered in natural language. Emphasis will be placed on attaining facility with different formal systems for representing and evaluating arguments - including propositional logic, Aristotelian syllogistic, first-order predicate calculus, - as well as on acquiring the ability to apply these systems in the analysis and evaluation of arguments in ordinary and philosophical discourse. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 214 - 17 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 209
CRN: 20447 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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PHIL 214 - 18 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 209
CRN: 21509 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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