Joseph Kunkel

Professor Emeritus



Dr. Kunkel developed the philosophy of peace course for the Department of Philosophy. Since his retirement, he has continued to teach a course on ethics and modern war.


  • Ph.D., St. Bonaventure University

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Peace

Selected Publications

In the Interest of Peace: A Spectrum of Philosophical Views. Coedited with Kenneth Klein. Longwood Academic, 1990.

"The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Starve: Is There an Ethical Alternative?" in Philosophical Perspectives on Power and Domination: Theories and Practices. Eds. Laura Duhan Kaplan and Laurence Bove. Rodopi, 1997.

"Power Politics, Human Nature, and Morality," in On the Eve of the 21st Century: Perspectives of Russian and American Philosophers. Eds. William C. Gay and T. A. Alekseeva. Rowman and Littlefield, 1994.