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Fritz Wenisch

Department of Philosophy
231 Chafee Social Science Center
142 Flagg Rd.
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2226

E-mail: Fritz Wenisch

Professor Wenisch received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1968 from the University of Salzburg.  He has taught at the University of Rhode Island since 1971.  He also taught at the University of Salzburg/Austria, at the University of Dallas/Texas, at the University of Steubenville/Ohio, and at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein/Europe.

His areas of interest include ethics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and religious studies.

Two major publications in English are:

“Insight and Objective Necessity—A Demonstration of the Existence of Propositions which Are Simultaneously In­formative and Necessarily True,” Aletheia IV (1988), pp. 107–197.

“To Do or Not to Do . . . Basic Elements of an Ethics of Actions,” Aletheia VII (1995–2001), pp. 31–220.

From April of 1989 to May of 2005, Professor Wenisch served as a member of a group of columnists for the Religion page of the Saturday edition of the Providence Journal-Bulletin. 108 columns of his were published.

Since July 2007, he serves as an occasional contributor to the Rhode Island Catholic.

Courses he regularly teaches are: PHL 323: Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant, RLS 111: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and RLS 126: The Development of Christian Thought.


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