Charles Matthew Rupert

Areas of Specialization: Social and Political Philosophy, Economic Philosophy, Pragmatism

Areas of Competence: Logic, Critical Theory, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Existentialism

Current Appointments : Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Dual Enrollment program at Cabrini University, La Salle University, & West Chester University of Pennsylvania


Magister Artium: Philosophy, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, August 2017     MA Thesis: “John Locke’s Concept of Property”  §   Thesis Advisor: Dr. Cassie Striblen  §  Thesis Committee: Dr. Larry Udell and Dr. Tom Tolin

Baccalaureus Artium: Cinema and Photography, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, June 2006


(Fall 2018) Philosophy 180 – Introduction to Ethics; West Chester University of Pennsylvania

(Fall 2018) Philosophy 152 – Moral Inquiry and Moral Choice; La Salle University

(Fall 2018) Philosophy 264 – Critical Thinking; La Salle University

(Spr 2018) Philosophy 102 – Critical Thinking; Cabrini University

(Fall 2017) Philosophy 101 – Introduction to Philosophy; Cabrini University


2017 First Prize Winner of The Next System Project’s Essay Competition (Graduate)

Detail: This essay contest was held in 2016 by The Next System Project, a project of the Democracy Collaborative, hoping to generate original work and fresh thinking about systems of government and economic structure.  The categories were broken into Graduate, Undergraduate, and Open. My essay was the first prize winner ($5000) in the graduate category. A link to the original essay can be found at

2016 Phi Sigma Tau: International Honor Society for Philosophy

2015 Claghorn Prize Winner for Most Promising Graduate Student in Philosophy (WCU)

2015 Recipient of the Graduate Dean Scholarship Award (WCU)