Paul Carrick’s current research focuses on connections between human values, emerging technologies, and environmental philosophy. His approach to teaching is perhaps best epitomized by the following quote attributed to Aristotle: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

He is currently working on a book entitled “Environmental Ethics and Human Suffering,” which explores pragmatic approaches to achieving sustainable futures within democratic societies. He is the author of “Medical Ethics in the Ancient World (Georgetown Univ. Press, 2001), “Medical Ethics in Antiquity: Philosophical Perspectives on Abortion and Euthanasia (Kluwer, 1985), and a variety of articles, chapters, and reviews centering on bioethics, philosophy of medicine, and public policy. His most recent publications include: “Deep Ecology and End-of-Life Care,” appearing in “Contemporary Bioethics: A Reader with Cases” (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010); and “Aldo Leopold’s Concept of Land Health: Implications for Sound Public Health Policy,” appearing in “Human Health and Ecological Integrity: Ethics, Law and Human Rights” (Routledge, 2012). He has recently presented papers and lectures dealing with environmental health, ethics, and public policy issues at international conferences hosted by Charles National University, The Czech Republic (2011); and the University of La Rochelle, France (2012).

In earlier years, Carrick served as Founding Director of the Honors Program, Harrisburg Area Community College; Visiting Scholar at the Kennedy Center for Ethics, Georgetown University; Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Dickinson College; Visiting Professor of Medical Humanities at Penn State University’s College of Medicine; and Research Fellow-in-Residence, at the Center for Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Affairs, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Carrick recently accepted an appointment as a member of the Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine at Penn State’s College of Medicine and he also serves as a bioethics consultant for the Pinnacle Health Hospital System.

Courses Taught: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Contemporary Moral Issues, Introduction to Philosophy, and Ethical Theory.


Paul  Carrick

Paul Carrick
Adjunct Professor, Philosophy

Phone: (717) 337 - 6734

Box: Campus Box 0404

Address: Weidensall Hall
Room 413
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

PhD Temple University , 1982
MA University of Pennsylvania, 1970
BA Michigan State University, 1969

Academic Focus:
History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Medicine, Bioethics, Environmental Philosophy