Samuel Bruton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion

Ethics and Applied Ethics; General Philosophy

My research focuses on various topics in applied ethics, especially business ethics and research ethics. My background is in Kant’s ethical theory, and I am particularly interested in applying Kant’s insights to contemporary moral problems. I am currently working on a book on employment discrimination. I regularly teach Research Ethics, Business Ethics, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Music, and recently starting teaching a new course at Southern Miss, Critical Thinking.


“Self-Plagiarism and Textual Recycling,” Association of Practical and Professional Ethics, annual meeting, March 2013.

"GMO Food Labeling," Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, Springer.

"Christian Ethics and Vegetarianism," Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, Springer.

“After Virtue – Twenty Years Later,” Vera Lex 3 (1 & 2): 109-25.

“The Educational and Moral Significance of the American Chemical Society’s The Chemist’s Code of Conduct,” Journal of Chemical Education, 80 (5): 503-06.

“Deontological Ethical Systems,” Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Sage.

"Teaching the Golden Rule," Journal of Business Ethics, 49: 179-187.

"Duties of Gratitude," Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 10: 11-15.

"Establishing Kant's Formula of Humanity," Southwest Philosophy Review, 16: 41-49.