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Andrew T. Brei, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy



  • Ph.D., Purdue University


  • Environmental Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Environmental ethics
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Early modern philosophy
  • Rights theory
  • Ethical theory


Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Brei holds degrees in German and Philosophy. Doctoral studies were completed at Purdue University, culminating in a dissertation entitled “Our Right to Health and Our Duty to Nature”. His teaching and research interests include environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, early modern philosophy, rights theory, and ethical theory. Current research includes a critique of the various “rights-based” approaches to environmental issues. His pursuit of the Good Life includes being a devoted husband and father, an advocate of philosophical studies, and an aspiring blues guitarist.

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