Robert Hartman

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Robert Hartman
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Burgett 120
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
Ethics (esp. moral luck, moral responsibility, and moral virtue and vice), Metaphysics (esp. free will), Philosophy of Religion (esp. divine providence and the afterlife)
Employee degree:

BA, Univ of Wisconsin Eau Claire

MA, Trinity International Univ

PHD, Saint Louis University


Robert Hartman joined Ohio Northern University in Fall 2022. He has published two books and more than twenty articles in professional journals and books. He has given more than seventy research presentations in nine countries. He assists the coach for ONU’s Ethics Bowl team and is a member of various committees including the PPE major (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) steering committee, A&S workload committee, and A&S assessment committee. 

Before coming to ONU, he was teaching philosophy at Tulane University and St. Louis Univeristy, or he was researching in philosophy at Tulane University’s Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, Stockholm University (Sweden), and the University of Gothenburg (Sweden).




Some Recent Scholarship


Courses Taught at ONU

  • TREX 1001: Character, Aspiration, and Virtue
  • PHIL 1051: Ethics, Justice and Law
  • PHIL 2251: Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 2281: Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 2401: Professional Ethics
  • PHIL 3201: Political Philosophy