Saint Martin's University

Fr. David Pratt

Father David Pratt

Title and discipline: assistant professor, philosophy

Contact information
Office location: Old Main 373
Phone: 360-438-4309
Email: david.pratt@stmartin.edu

Areas of specialization: Fr. Pratt focuses on moral philosophy.


Select publications: Fr. Pratt's most recent publications have been on clemency, desires and commodification:

  • "The Reconciling Community: Dostoevsky, Pardon and Ontology" in Believe in Community (Leuven: Peeters, 2009)
  • "Looking to the East for Our Morals: Liturgical Wisdom and Western Consuming Desires," Naukovi zapysky UKU (Scientific/Academic records of the Ukrainian Catholic University) 1 (2009) 255-263.

He is preparing a monograph on the feminist philosopher and legal scholar Martha Nussbaum entitled "Action and Ecstasy: The Moral Psychology of Martha Nussbaum."

Areas of interest (professional / personal): Fr. Pratt is interested in the topics of human trafficking, embodiment, just war ethics, action and decision theory.

Education: B.A., Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, Berkeley; M.Div., St. Vladimir's Seminary, New York; M.A., Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, Berkeley; STL, Jesuit School of Theology, Berekely; Ph.D., STD (Cand), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Louvain, Belgium