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Tadd Ruetenik

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Main Campus
Ambrose Hall, 414
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803



PhD, Purdue University
Philosophy and Literature

MA, University of Toledo

BA, Eastern Michigan University

Courses Taught

Philosophy of Religion
American Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Philosophies of Life
Environmental Ethics

Areas of Professional Interest

American philosophy, philosophy of religion, critical thinking, existentialism, animal ethics, and American literature.

Professional Membership

Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
Colloquium on Violence and Religion
William James Society
Iowa Philosophical Society

Select Publications

"Transactionism, Dominionism, and Moral Exceptionalism in Animal Ethics." Contemporary Pragmatism. 13:2 (2016)
"Self-Reliance, Plagiarism, and the Suicide of Imitation." Teaching American Literature. 8:1 (2015)
"Violence Hidden: The Unacknowledged Victims of Flesh-Eating Rituals." Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture. Vol. 22 (2015).
"Beauty, Horror and Tragedy: The Idea of Hell in Jonathan Edwards and William James." Philosophy & Theology. 26:1 (2014).
"Last Call for William James: Pragmatism, Piper, and the Fruits of Psychical Research." The Pluralist. 7:1 (2012).
"The Moral Equivalent of Meat: A Vegetarian Challenge to the American Omnivore." Contemporary Pragmatism. 8:2 (2011).
"The First Church of Christ, Pragmatist: Christian Science and Responsible Optimism." Journal of Religion and Health. 50:3 (2011).
"Another View of Arthur Dimmesdale: A Profound Lesson in Scapegoating from The Scarlet Letter." Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture. Vol. 18 (2011).

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