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Corey Katz

Dr. Corey Katz

Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Arts & Sciences


Department of Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy

Office Location:

Jeffries Hall (133)

Office Hours:

Virtual office:
  • T 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • W 9:00am-10:30am
  • R 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Or contact me for an appointment.

Educational Background

  • Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
    • Ph.D., Philosophy, 2016
  • University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    • M.A., Contemporary Theory and Criticism, 2007
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    • B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, 2005

Professional Experience

  • Center for Ethics and Human Values, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    • Postdoctoral Researcher in the Ethics of Sustainable Development, 2016-2018
  • Courses taught at Georgian Court
    • PL245 – Philosophical Inquiry
    • PL300 – Philosophical Ethics
    • GEN199 – Discovering Self in the Big Universe
  • Courses taught at other institutions
    • Environmental ethics
    • Politics and ethics of climate change
    • Biomedical ethics
    • Philosophy and the law

Research / Creativity Interest Area

My work lies at the intersection of global, long-term environmental problems like climate change, and ethical and political philosophy. I conduct research on a number of relevant questions:
  • What sort of environment do we owe to people in the future and why?
  • How should we think about the ethical responsibilities of a single individual in the face of large-scale, complex, aggregate environmental problems?
  • Climate change has been called a “super-wicked problem.” If it really is so hard to address climate change, does climate ethics require less than we might think? What is the relationship between normative theorizing and various feasibility constraints?
Selected publications:
  • Forthcoming. “The ethical duty to reduce the ecological footprint of industrialized health care services and facilities,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.
  • 2019. “Veganism as a food ethic,” (with Tristram McPherson), The Handbook of Eating and Drinking, Herbert L. Meiselman, ed., Springer, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-75388-1_85-1
  • 2018. “Contractualism, person-affecting wrongness and the non-identity problem,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol. 21, No. 1 (February), pp. 103-119.
  • 2017. “Neorepublicanism and the domination of posterity,” Ethics, Policy & Environment, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 294-313.
  • 2017. “Climate change justice,” (with Idil Boran) Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
In my teaching, I show students from all backgrounds and majors the value and relevance of philosophy to their area of student and help them develop thinking, speaking and writing skills that will be of use to them in their careers and lives as democratic citizens. I use a variety of in-class activities beyond traditional lectures:
  • Mock ethics committee meetings
  • Formal in-class debates
  • Group presentations
  • Newspaper articles, legal cases, YouTube clips and films
  • Mock climate negotiation

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