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Dr. Matthew A. Butkus

Dr. Matthew A. Butkus

Matthew A. Butkus, PhD
Dr. Matthew A. Butkus

mbutkus@mcneese.edu
Office: 207 Drew Hall
Phone: 337-562-4261
Currently Teaching

Fall 2012


Biomedical Ethics and Decision-Making
PHIL-251

Ethics in the Sciences
PHIL-252

Ethics
PHIL-331

Research Interests
  • Consilience
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Medical Ethics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Philosophy of History
  • Comparative Religion
  • Epistemology

Other Professional Affiliations Visiting Research Associate
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
CRISMA Research Lab (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness)
Department of Critical Care Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Adjunct Faculty of Record
Applied Ethics in Global Society
International Education - London Studies Program
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX

Referee:
  • Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation Plus

Education PhD - Health Care Ethics
Duquesne University (2006)

BS - Psychology
University of Pittsburgh (2006)

MA - Philosophy
Duquesne University (2000)

BSLA - German & Philosophy
Georgetown University (1998)

Dissertation Depression, Volition, and Death: The Effect of Depressive Disorders on the Autonomous Choice to Forgo Medical Treatment

Recent Publications Butkus, Matthew A., Mutchler, Matthew S. "Clinical and Ethical Conflicts in Diagnosing and Treating Behavioral Problems in Children." Philosophical Practice, March 2012, 7(1), p. 925-937.

Butkus, Matthew A. "A Universe of Bastards." Dune and Philosophy. Open Court Press April 2011.

Butkus, Matthew A. "Rama of Gilead: Hindu Philosophy in The Dark Tower." The Dark Tower and Philosophy. Open Court Press (forthcoming).

Butkus, Matthew A., Kellum, John A. "Metabolic Disorders: Classifying Metabolic Acidoses." Oxford Desk Reference: Critical Care. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Butkus, Matthew A., Madden, Nicholas J., Kellum, John A. "Metabolic Disorders: Metabolic Alkalosis." Oxford Desk Reference: Critical Care. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Butkus, Matthew A., Murugan, Raghavan, Madden, Nicholas, Kellum, John A. "Disorders of Chronic Metabolic Alkalosis." Critical Care Nephrology (2nd Edition). Elsevier, 2008.

Peng, Zhiyong, Butkus, Matthew A., Kannan, Neeta, Kellum, John A. "Genetic Variation and Critical Illness." Critical Care Nephrology (2nd Edition). Elsevier, 2008.

Madden, Nicholas, Murugan, Raghavan, Butkus, Matthew A., Kellum, John A. "Acute Metabolic Alkalosis." Critical Care Nephrology (2nd Edition). Elsevier, 2008.

Butkus, Matthew A., Kannan, Neeta, Venkataraman, Ramesh, Kellum, John A. "Case Studies in Acute Renal Failure." Critical Care Nephrology (2nd Edition) Web Enabled Content. Elsevier, 2008.

Kannan, Neeta, Butkus, Matthew A., Murugan, Raghavan, Kellum, John A. "Case Studies in Acidosis." Critical Care Nephrology (2nd Edition) Web Enabled Content. Elsevier, 2008.