department of philosophy

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David L. Prentiss



Dr. Prentiss discovered philosophy as an undergraduate a long time ago, and if anything he is drawn to it more than ever today. The opportunity to share it with students continues to be a wonderful thing to him. He looks forward to pursuing this mission, as he regards it, for years to come.


Theoretical and Applied Ethics, Professional Ethics, Health Care Ethics/Bioethics, Moral Virtue and Virtue Theory


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Brown University, 2002
    Doctoral Dissertation: “Doing What a Good Person Would Do – An Exploration of Pure Virtue Theory.”
  • M.A., Philosophy, Brown University, 1988
  • M.A., Critical and Creative Thinking, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1986
  • B.A. (double degree), Philosophy and Political Science, Summa cum laude, University of                                                               Massachusetts at Boston, 1984

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