Dr. Virginia Warren

Dr. Virginia Warren

Schmid College of Science and Technology; Department of Philosophy
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Peace Studies
Office Location: Hashinger Science Center 214
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: (714) 997-6903
Vassar College, Bachelor of Arts (Latin)
University of Michigan, Master of Arts
University of Michigan, Ph.D.


Virginia Warren (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Professor of Philosophy. Joining the Department in 1981, Dr. Warren has published articles on medical ethics, environmental philosophy, philosophy of mind and Kierkegaard. Her current research focuses on developing a new approach to applied ethics, with particular emphasis on justice, equality, and war. Dr. Warren teaches courses in ethics, political and legal philosophy, environmental ethics, medical ethics, and philosophy of women/women of color. She is a long-time member of the Ethics Committee of the Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Warren teaches courses on ethics and social and political philosophy.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

“To the Promised Land: Ethics, Religion and the Power of Storytelling,” in Reshaping Philosophy: Michael Boylan’s Narrative Fiction, ed. by Wanda Teays (Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 2022), pp.125-139).
"Medical Tourism: Justice, Autonomy and Power" in Global Bioethics and Human Rights: Contemporary Perspectives, 2nd ed., ed. by Alison Dundes Renteln and Wanda Teays (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), pp. 109-123. This article was a new inclusion for 2nd ed.
“Intellectual Disability, Sexual Assault, and Empowerment,” in Analyzing Violence Against Women, ed. by Wanda Teays (Springer International Publishing AG, 2019), pp. 51-61.