Department of Philosophy


John Gates Bennett

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
PhD, Michigan

524 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-8145

Office Hours: Wednesday, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, 10:30 - Noon, and by appointment

Research Interests

Political Philosophy; Ethics; Aesthetics; Philosophy of Law

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • PHL 223/423  Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHL 226/426  Philosophy of Law

Selected Publications

  • "A Note on Locke's Theory of Tacit Consent,"Philosophical Review, 1979
  • "Ethics and Markets," Philosophy and Public Affairs, 1985
  • "Leading a Rational Life," Theory and Decision, 1986