Religious Studies Program

The Cal Poly Philosophy Department houses a Religious Studies program with a wide variety of courses in GE and a Religious Studies minor.

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Between the Species

Between the Species online journal logoAn online philosophy journal about the relationship between humans and animals.
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Ethics Group

Cal Poly's Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group focuses on the implications and impact of emerging sciences and technologies.
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Fred O'Toole

Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis (1972)
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles

Professional Interests

  • Philosophy of science
  • Modern philosophy
  • Descartes
  • Scientific reasoning and logic

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