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Masek, Lawrence

Professor of Philosophy


Sansbury Hall, Room 240

  • Ph.D., Marquette University
  • M.A., Marquette University 
  • B.A., Boston College

Larry Masek earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from Boston College in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University in 2002.

Before joining the faculty at ODU in 2004, he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also has taught at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

Dr. Masek's main research interest is in ethics, specifically natural law theory and the principle of double effect. 

He published a book about the principle of double effect: Intention, Character, and Double Effect (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018). His other publications include papers in:

  • Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics (Springer, 2017)
  • The Philosophical Quarterly
  • National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly
  • Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
  • The Heythrop Journal
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Ratio Juris
  • Public Affairs Quarterly
  • American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
  • Business Ethics Quarterly