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Viorel Paslaru

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Philosophy


Email: Viorel Paslaru
Phone: 937-229-3978
HM 411


  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati


Dr. Pâslaru’s primary research interest is in philosophy of science and of ecology, with a particular focus on explanation in ecology. He joined the faculty at the University of Dayton in 2007 after he had defended his dissertation on ecological mechanisms and their explanatory role. He also was assistant researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Romanian Academy.

An updated list of recent publications by Dr. Pâslaru can be found on and on

Research interests

  • Philosophy of ecology and biology
  • Philosophy of science
  • Environmental ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Science and technology