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Franciscan Studies, Theology, and Applied Ethics

Wolf Kuhn Ethics Institute

In 1990, through the generosity of the Wolf-Kuhn Foundation of Altoona, Saint Francis College established the Institute for Ethics, now the Wolf-Kuhn Ethics Institute.  For 24 years, Dr. Michael McKale, professor of religious studies, has directed the educational and outreach efforts of the center.  In that time, he has brought more than two dozen notable, enlightening, and accomplished speakers to campus as well as amassed a collection of resources in the Institute's library.   Dr. Arthur Remillard assumed the role of director of the Wolf-Kuhn Ethics Institute in 2019, and it is now under the direction of Dr. Brian T. Besong.

Definition of Ethics

1.  moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity

2.  the branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles

Books for Research in Ethics

The link below will take you to a guide listing relevant books in the fields of ethics: