Steve Bein

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Steve Bein
Phone: 937-229-1393

HM 480

Courses Taught

  • PHL 103: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 312: Ethics
  • PHL 347: Japanese Philosophy
  • PHL 348: Comparative East/West Philosophy
  • PHL 355: Asian Philosophy
  • SEE 402: Sustainability Research II
  • Senior seminars on various topics such as compassion, comparative virtue ethics, etc.


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2005
  • M.A. in Philosophy, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1997
  • B.A. in Philosophy, Eastern Illinois University, 1995

Research Interests

My research interests include compassion, environmental philosophy, the philosophy of Watsuji Tetsuro, and Zen Buddhism. I also write about philosophy in popular culture, with subjects ranging from LEGO to Wonder Woman to Star Trek.