The University of St. Thomas

van Ingen, John

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Chicago

j9vaningen@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5369
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5369
Fax: (6751) 962-5340

Mailing Address:
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 220

Current Courses
Course Title Credit Hours Days Time
214 - 13 Introductory Ethics 4 -  T   -  R  - 0955-1135
214 - 15 Introductory Ethics 4 -  T   -  R  - 1525-1700
489 - 01 Topics: Friendship 4 -  T   -  R  - 1330-1510

Education
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1989
M.A., University of Chicago, 1968

Areas of Specialization and Competence
Ethical Theory
Philosophy of Moral Education
Kant's Practical Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Modern Philosophy, Descartes to Kant

Current Research Interests
Kant's contribution to moral development and moral education, the end in itself and human dignity in Kant's ethics. 

Publications include the 1994 book Why Be Moral?: The Egoistic Challenge
Developed course Phil 353, "Machiavelli, Hobbes, Nietzsche."
In the Spring of 2007 teaching "Nietzsche's Attack on Kant."