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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Keith Abney


Contact Information


  • A.B.D., M.A., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Philosophy, Emory University


  • CFA Outstanding Lecturer Award (2002)
  • CFA Distinguished Lecturer Award (2010)

Professional Interests

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Science and Religion
  • Applied Ethics
  • Axiology

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 420: Philosophy of Biology
  • PHIL 337: Business Ethics
  • PHIL 331: Ethics
  • PHIL 321: Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 126: Logic and Argumentative Writing

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