Colin Patrick

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy 




Colin Patrick's research and teaching interests are in ethical theory, applied ethics, practical rationality, and the history of modern philosophy (including both the analytical and continental traditions). He has been at PSU since 2008, and has taught elementary ethics, business ethics, critical thinking, philosophy of religion, and the 'Knowledge, Values, and Rationality' sophmore inquiry course in University Studies. His peripheral interests in philosophy include philosophy of history, philosophy of film, philosophy of technology, and ordinary language philosophy. He has presented papers at PSU's Socratic Society, the Northwest Philosophy Conference, and at the Eastern Division APA Conference. He received his BA at Wesleyan University, after which he was a DAAD fellow at the University of Freiburg (Germany) for a year, and his PhD from the University of Chicago.