John van Ingen

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Degree
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Office
JRC 220
Phone
(651) 962-5369
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5369
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

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."

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 214 - 07 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

22210 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John F. Van Ingen

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 214 - 14 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 BEC LL07

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

BEC LL07

Course Registration Number:

21494 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John F. Van Ingen

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 214 - 21 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 247

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

22776 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John F. Van Ingen

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 214 - 20 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42734 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John F. Van Ingen

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 214 - 21 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42735 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John F. Van Ingen

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)