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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S. W. Ball

Professor Emeritus

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Michigan (1978)
  • B.A., Purdue University


  • Distinguished Teacher Award (1989)

Professional Interests

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Political Philosophy

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 333: Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 331: Ethics
  • PHIL 231: Philosophical Classics - Ethics & Political Philosophy

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