Professor of Philosophy
Office: 242 Hardin
Ph.D., Washington University-St. Louis; M.A. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Wueste was founding director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University. He stepped down as director after fifteen years, in the summer 2016, and has happily returned to teaching and research. His research and writing focus on issues in three areas: legal philosophy, social and political philosophy, and professional ethics. Wueste has a special interest in what ethicists can learn from legal philosophers and vice versa. His work has appeared in various journals including Cornell Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Teaching Ethics, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, and Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations. He is the author of the chapter on professional ethics in The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 2nd edition, the chapter on biomedical ethics in the Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and the editor of Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility (Rowman and Littlefield, 1994). In addition to teaching in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Wueste teaches in two of Clemson’s Ph.D. Programs: Healthcare Genetics, and Policy Studies. He is Member/Researcher with the Institute of Human Values in Health Care, Medical University of South Carolina and a member of the Executive Board and Treasurer of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. He has been a member of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum since its inception, has served on its Executive Committee, and proudly served two terms as its president.