Eugene Torisky Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Philosophy
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., Bowling Green State University
About Eugene Torisky Ph.D.
Dr. Torisky's principal teaching areas are applied and theoretical ethics, including environmental ethics and bioethics; introductory and advanced logic; and topics in political and social philosophy. His research interests include the thought of Martin Buber, Kantian ethics and supererogation (moral action that is "above and beyond the call of duty"), and the intersection of philosophy and literature. Students working with him have successfully completed senior theses on Plato's theory of democracy in the Laws and Republic, human relationships with God as Wittgensteinian language games, and analyzing utilitarianism in the light of science fiction novels by Orson Scott Card and Ursula le Guin.
Phone 724-805-2387
Office Location
Placid Hall, Room 318
  • Dr. Torisky’s article “Minimally Intentional Suicide and ‘The Falling Man’” was published by The Journal of Value Inquiry online in October 2014, and in hard copy in March 2015 (volume 49, issue 1).
Courses Taught
  • Bioethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethical Problems
  • Ethics
  • First Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Political Philosophy: The Value(s) of Community
  • Special Topics: Philosophy of Law and Theories of Justice
  • Symbolic Logic