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

Paul Audi

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

Hayley Clatterbuck

Earl Conee

Randall Curren

  • Randall Curren
  • Professor of Philosophy
    Chair of the Department
  • Office Hours: Monday 3-4:00p, Tuesday 4-5:00p, and by appointment
  • Research Interests: Ethics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Education, Ancient Philosophy

Richard Dees

  • Richard Dees
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Associate Professor of Bioethics
    Director of Program in Bioethics
  • Office Hours: Friday 8:45-10:15 a.m. 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
  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
  • Research Interests: Kant, Epistemology, History of Early Modern Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

Deborah Modrak

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

  • Alison Peterman
  • James P. Wilmot Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00-2:00p
  • Research Interests: Early Modern Philosophy, History of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Perception

Jon Tresan

  • Jonathan Tresan
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 10:30-11:30a, Thursday 11-12 noon, and by appointment
  • Research Interests: Metaethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, moral psychology, history of ethics.

Edward Wieranga