Department ofPhilosophy

Pauline Kaurin

Pauline Kaurin

Associate Professor & Chair of the Philosophy Department

(253) 535-8739 (office)



Ph.D., Temple University, 1997

M.A., University of Manitoba, 1993

Pauline Kaurin came to PLU in 1997, having received a B.A. in Philosophy and International Relations at Concordia College (Moorhead), an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg) and a Ph.D at Temple University in Philadelphia. She regularly teaches classes in Business Ethics, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, as well as International Core and Writing seminars on war. Her areas of scholarly interest are Just War Theory, Military Ethics (especially the questions of non-combatant immunity and moral education), Religious Toleration, the philosophies of 18th century Scottish philosopher David Hume and 19th century German philosopher Fredrich Nietzsche. She resides in Tacoma with her husband, Gregory, (who is a Lutheran pastor) two cats (Tigger and Mr Hobbes) and a dog (Katy Luther.) She dabbles in gourmet cooking, gardening, traveling, being a pop-culture 'junkie' and country music.