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Bertreaux, John

John Bertreaux
  • Departments:GENTRAIN
  • Title:Instructor (Philosophy/Religion)

John Berteaux is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Division of Humanities and Communication at CSUMB. His research specializations are ethics and political philosophy, with a focus on race and the liberal tradition. John entered college in 1969 after spending four years in the Marine Corps. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1973 with a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Classical Languages. After graduating from San Diego State University he entered graduate school at the University of California San Diego. John left graduate school after two years without a degree. He entered the business world. He was in marketing for more than twenty years working for IBM, Wadsworth Publishing, and Vanard Lithographers. During this time he also started a small business.

In 1992 John returned to the University of California at San Diego and completed his Masters and PhD in Philosophy. His research specializations are ethics and political philosophy, with a focus on race and the liberal tradition. He has taught philosophy at San Diego State, the University of San Diego, and the University of California at San Diego. Currently John is the Chair of the Division of Humanities and Communication at California State University Monterey Bay.

John’s hobbies include traveling, studying languages, and working out. He tries to get out of the states at least once a year. This past year he spent time in Quebec City and Port Au Prince. During the summer of 2015 he will return to Haiti to teach Introduction to the Philosophy of Human Nature at the Enstiti Travay Sosyal ak Syans Sosyal / The Institute of Social Work and Social Science. Presently, he is studying French at the Pacific Grove Adult School and has a Spanish tutor that he meets with once a week.     

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