Ph.D., Purdue University


Environmental Philosophy

Research Interests

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


Associate Professor of Philosophy, Andrew Brei, Ph.D., holds degrees in German and Philosophy. His doctoral studies were completed at Purdue University, culminating in a dissertation entitled “Our Right to Health and Our Duty to Nature.” He regularly teaches classes on environmental ethics, philosophical anthropology, human nature, and professional ethics. Research interests include moral motivation, the normative nature of love, and the ethics of extra-terrestrial settlement. His pursuit of the good life includes being a devoted husband and father, an advocate of philosophical studies, and an aspiring blues guitarist.


Ecology, Ethics and Hope (editor & contributor), Dec. 2015, Rowman & Littlefield

“Catholic Complementarianism: An Apology of Sorts,” Southwest Philosophy Review, Volume 30 (2) July 2014

“Rights & Nature”, The Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, Volume 26 (2) April 2013, ISSN: 1187-7863 (Print) 1573-322X (Online)


“Defining the Moral Community,” New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society, Houston, TX, April 2018

“Persons vs. Members: Motivating Moral Action,” Humans & Other Animals, Carlow College, Ireland, November 2017

“Climate Change and Human Rights”, Trinity University, September 2017

“Alienation: An Argument Against Extra-Terrestrial Settlement,” Space Settlement Symposium, Texas State University, September 23, 2016

“Equipoise and Ebola: The Ethics of Ebola Research,” Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, March 14, 2015

“Comments on Complementarianism and Gender Apartheid,” 75th Annual meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, November 9, 2013

“The Nature of Moral Progress and the Threshold of Revolution,” Aldo Leopold Foundation Brown Bag Seminar Series, July 26, 2013

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