Department of
Philosophy

People

Faculty

The Philosophy faculty members have a variety of specialties in philosophy and represent diverse philosophical perspectives. Philosophical issues addressed include both traditional topics from areas such as epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of science, and also the most recent contemporary concerns. The techniques brought to bear on these issues are analytical, formal, and historical.

Current Faculty

Gregory Carlson

  • Gregory N. Carlson
  • Professor of Linguistics
    Professor of Philosophy
    Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Research Interests: Semantic Theory, Psycholinguistics, Discourse

Earl Conee

  • Earl Conee
  • Professor in Philosophy
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 3:30-4:30p and by appointment
  • Research Interests: Ethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Randall Curren

  • Randall Curren
  • Professor in Philosophy
    Chair of the Department
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:00p, Wednesday 3:00-4:00p and by appointment
  • Research Interests: Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Education, History of Philosophy

Richard Dees

  • Richard Dees
  • Associate Professor in Philosophy
    Associate Professor of Neurobiology
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Associate Professor of Medical Humanities
  • Office Hours: Thursday 11:00a-1:00p and by appointment
  • Research Interests: Medical Ethics, Public Health Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Richard Feldman

William J. FitzPatrick

Robert Holmes

Ralf Meerbote

  • Ralf Meerbote
  • Professor Emeritus in Philosophy
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00-10:30a and by appointment
  • Research Interests: Kant, Epistemology, History of Early Modern Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

Deborah Modrak

  • Deborah Modrak
  • Professor in Philosophy
  • Office Hours: Monday 3:00-4:00p, Friday 3:00-5:00p and by appointment
  • Research Interests: Aristotle, History of Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Alyssa Ney

  • Alyssa Ney
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Office Hours: Monday 1:00-3:00p
  • Research Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Physics

  • Alison Peterman
  • Assistant Professor in Philosophy
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00-2:00p
  • Research Interests: Early Modern Philosophy, History of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Science, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics

  • Jonathan Tresan
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:00p, Friday 12:00-1:00p and by appointment
  • Research Interests: Metaethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, moral psychology, history of ethics.

Edward Wieranga

  • Edward Wierenga
  • Professor of Religion and of Philosophy
    Chair of the Department of Religion and Classics, Department of Religion and Classics
  • Office Hours: by appointment
  • Research Interests: Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics