Tristan J. Rogers

Current Courses:


History of Ethics (Fall 2019, California State University, Sacramento)

​Investigation of the main approaches to ethics in Western moral philosophy. Emphasis on Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Mill. (Syllabus)


Office Hours: Tues/Thurs, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Mendocino Hall 3032

Contact: tristan.rogers@csus.edu 


Past Courses:


​​Bioethics (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, California State University, East Bay)
Topics in medical ethics from a virtue ethics perspective, including informed consent, issues of life and death, abortion, euthanasia, and medical research/technology. (Syllabus)

Critical Thinking (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, California State University, East Bay)
Three-part course: 1) psychological obstacles to critical thinking, 2) deductive arguments, 3) inductive arguments. Topics include identifying arguments, validity, soundness, logical fallacies, inductive reasoning, and moral/legal reasoning. (Syllabus)

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2018, California State University, Stanislaus)
Careful study of four classic texts in the history of philosophy. Works include the early dialogues of Plato, Descartes’ Meditations, J.S. Mill’s On Liberty, and David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. (Syllabus)

Contemporary Moral Issues (Fall 2018, California State University, Stanislaus)
Three-part course: 1) the ethical theories of Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, and Mill, 2) the psychology of moral disagreement, 3) moral problems: abortion, immigration, racism, sexism, free speech, and gun control. (Syllabus)