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Kent Dunnington

Kent Dunnington

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Year Started at Greenville College: 2007
Phone: (618) 664-6834
Email: kent.dunnington@greenville.edu

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

My favorite thing about teaching at Greenville is the student-professor relationships that are common here.  A lot of places advertise such things, but there is something about Greenville College that breeds strong, informal connections between students and their professors.  I love being at a place where students just expect that my office is open to them---and it is!

What attracted you to the Philosophy department, and how do you use it outside of the classroom?

I was attracted to philosophy in the first place because I found that all of my questions ended up being philosophical questions.  I couldn't have known this at the time, but when I was in college and took my first philosophy class I discovered that other people had thought long and hard about what seemed to me to be the most important questions anyone could ask.

Areas of Responsibility

COR 102 - Introduction to Christian Thought and Life
COR 302 - Science and Christianity
PHL 201 - Major Issues Philosophy
PHL 250 - History of Philosophy
PHL 270 - Philosophy of Science
PHL 280 - Introduction to Logic
PHL 310 - Philosophy of Religion
PHL 330 - Ethics

Professional Affiliations

Wesleyan Philosophical Society
Wesleyan Theological Society

Recent Presentations and Publications

Addiction and Virtue: Beyond the Models of Disease and Choice (September 2011) Intervarsity Academic

"The Sacrament of Punishment," Philosophia Christi 13 (Winter 2011), pp. 357-372.

"Pluralism, Toleration, and the Corruption of the Youth," in Taking Christian Moral Thought Seriously, ed. Jeremy Evans, B&H Academic (2011).