Philosophy

Philosophy offers courses in most major areas of the discipline, including epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political and social philosophy, philosophy of art, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of mathematics, and history of philosophy.

 

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Faculty Members in Philosophy

Name Research Interests
Amijee, Fatema Metaphysics; Modern Philosophy; feminist philosophy; History of Analytic Philosophy
Anderson, Scott Allen intersection of ethics and social and political philosophy, largely focused on how to use and regulate power, coercion, and social norms; action theory and moral psychology, privacy, and problems related to the intensification of technology and information.
Aydede, Murat Philosophy of mind
Ballarin, Roberta Philosophical logic, nature and sources of necessity
Bartha, Paul Philosophy of sciences and technologies; Environmental philosophy; Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Probability, Confirmation, Decision Theory
Beatty, John Henry Socio-political dimensions of genetics and evolutionary biology
Bedke, Matthew Philosophy; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Foundations of Ethics; Social Organization and Political Systems; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; epistemology; ethics; metaethics; philosophy of law; political philosophy
Berryman, Sylvia Philosophy; Ancient Greek natural philosophy; Aristotle's ethics; ethics and global poverty; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies
Brownlee, Kimberley Philosophy; Applied Ethics; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; Ethics and Health; Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights; Social Aspects of Aging; Belonging; Civil Disobedience and Conscientious Objection; Loneliness; Philosophy of Punishment; Social Human Rights; Virtues and Vices
Griffin, Michael Greek philosophy, Ancient philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Proclus, Neoplatonism, Ancient logic
Ichikawa, Jonathan epistemology; philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophical methodology (including experimental philosophy), cognitive science, and metaphysics, especially but not
Jenkins, Carrie Philosophy; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Creative scholarship; Creative Writing; epistemology; Language and meaning; Metaphysics; Philosophy of love; Romantic love
Lopes, Dominic Aesthetics
Margolis, Eric Philosophy of mind, cognitive sciences, developmental origins of human conceptual system, relationship between language and thought, exaplanation of distinctively human cognition
Mole, Christopher Philosophical issues that arise from the attempt to understand the mind scientifically, aesthetics of literature
Prueitt, Catherine Epistemology and Methodology; Asian Philosophy; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of mind/cognitive science
Richardson, Alan Walter History of philosophy of science in early twentieth century
Russell, Joseph Paul Free will, contemporary compatibilism, optimism-pessimism contrast
Schabas, Margaret Philosophy; History and Philosophy of Economics; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies
Simchen, Ori Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of law
Slingerland, Edward Asian Studies, Chinese philosophy, philosophy, religion, religion and conflict, secularism, spontaneity, ethics, science-humanities integration, interdisciplinarity, interdisciplinary research, Chinese thought, religious studies (comparative religion, cognitive science and evolution of religion), cognitive linguistics (blending and conceptual metaphor theory), ethics (virtue ethics, moral psychology), evolutionary psychology, the relationship between the humanities and the natural sciences, and the classical Chinese language
Stephens, Christopher Philosophy; philosophy of biology; philosophy of science; rationality; scientific philosophy; Why be rational?
Thompson, Evan Philosophy; Asian Philosophies; Cognitive Science; Phenomenology; Philosophical Foundations; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Theories and Philosophies
Wylie, Alison Philosophy; feminist philosophy; philosophy of archaeology; philosophy of science; philosophy of the social and historial sciences; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; research ethics (non-medical); science studies
 
 

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