Patrick Findler

BA (SFU), MA (UC Davis), PhD (UC Davis)
Patrick Findler
Surrey Office: Fir 311
Langley Office: L2050

Dr. Patrick Findler has earned by BA from Simon Fraser University, and his MA and PhD from the University of California, Davis. His teaching and research are interests in ethics, the philosophy of sport, and metaphysics. He co-authored (with Dr. Doran Smolkin and Dr. Warren Bourgeois) the book, Debating Health Care Ethics: Canadian Contexts, 2nd edition. His current research includes a paper on mountaineering ethics and the duty to rescue. Dr. Findler co-founded (with Dr. Colin Ruloff) the PHILOsurfer Convergence – an annual conference for philosophers who surf (philosurfers!) and surf journalists. 

Courses taught

  • PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1110 Confronting Moral Issues: Introduction to Ethics
  • PHIL 2117 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 2215 Metaphysics
  • PHIL 3033 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 3105 Life and Death
  • PHIL 3118 Ethics and Public Policy
  • PHIL 3510 Confronting Moral Issues: Bio-medical Ethics
  • PHIL 4110 Topics in Ethics
  • PHIL 4117 Topics in Social and Political Philosophy