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Professor Samuel Zinaich

Samuel Zinaich
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Areas of Specialization:

John Locke (1632-1704)
Ancient Greek Ethics and Virtue Theory
Modern Moral Philosophy (1600-1700)
Contemporary Ethical Issues (Abortion, Euthanasia, Infanticide, and Animal Rights)
Professional Ethics


Courses Taught:

Philosophy 106: Human Experience in Art, Literature, Music, and Philosophy
Philosophy 110: Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy 111: Ethics
Philosophy 150: Principles of Logic
Philosophy 301: History of Ancient Greek Philosophy
Philosophy 303: History of Modern Philosophy
Philosophy 324: Ethics for the Professions
Philosophy 490: Plato’s and Aristotle’s Metaphysics
Philosophy 490: The Ethics of Killing: Abortion, Infanticide, Euthanasia, and Animal Rights
Philosophy 293a: Directed Reading in Predicate and Modal Logic
Philosophy 490b: Directed Reading in Quantified Modal Logic (And Other Logical Oddities)


Samuel Zinaich, Jr. (Ph. D. Bowling Green State University) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Calumet. Dr. Zinaich has published and lectured on a wide variety of topics including John Locke’s moral theory, abortion, virtue theory, and philosophical counseling. He has authored one book: John Locke’s Moral Revolution: from Nature Law to Moral Relativism (University Press of America, 2006), and co-edited one other book: Ethics for the Professions (Wadsworth/Thomas Learning, 2001). Currently, Dr. Zinaich is the Secretary and Treasurer for the American Society for Philosophy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy.



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