Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy is an active, mid-sized department that has broad interests in philosophical issues within the Anglo-American analytic tradition. Members of the department are engaged in research in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, aesthetics, ethics, social/political philosophy, logic, Indian philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Supervisors

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, History and Comparative Studies; Foundations of Ethics; Social Organization and Political Systems; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; metaethics; ethics; political philosophy; philosophy of law; epistemology
Berryman, Sylvia Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Ancient Greek natural philosophy; Aristotle's ethics; ethics and global poverty
Brownlee, Kimberley Applied Ethics; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; Ethics and Health; Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights; Social Aspects of Aging; Loneliness; Social Human Rights; Belonging; Virtues and Vices; Civil Disobedience and Conscientious Objection; Philosophy of Punishment
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, History and Comparative Studies; Philosophy; Metaphysics; Romantic love; epistemology; Language and meaning; Philosophy of love; Creative scholarship; Creative Writing
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 Comparative Studies; History and Philosophy of Economics
Simchen, Ori Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of law
Stephens, Christopher philosophy of biology; philosophy of science; rationality; Why be rational?; scientific philosophy
Thompson, Evan Philosophical Foundations; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; Theories and Philosophies; Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Mind; Phenomenology; Asian Philosophies
Wylie, Alison Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; philosophy of science; philosophy of the social and historial sciences; feminist philosophy; philosophy of archaeology; research ethics (non-medical); science studies