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Dr. Matthew A. Butkus

Dr. Matthew A. Butkus

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

mbutkus@mcneese.edu
Office: 210-A Kaufman Hall
Phone: 337-562-4261

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

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

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. "All Health is Local: Biodiversity, Ethics, and Human Health." Ethics, Policy & Environment (forthcoming 2015).


Butkus, Matthew A. "Public Health Approaches to Firearms." Guns and Contemporary Society: The Past, Present, and Future of Firearms and Firearm Policy. Praeger Publishers (under contract; 2014/2015).

Butkus, Matthew A. "Breaking Health Care." Building Dialogue and Structuring Discord in Breaking Bad. McFarland Publishing  (under contract; 2014/2015).

Butkus, Matthew A. "Compassionate Deception: Lying to Patients with Dementia." Philosophical Practice, July 2014, 9(2), p. 1388-1396. 

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., 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.