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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



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Paul Audi

Audi, Paul

  • Associate Professor in Philosophy

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Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Language

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Hayley Clatterbuck

Clatterbuck, Hayley

  • Assistant Professor in Philosophy

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Interests: Philosophy of Science, particularly philosophy of biology and cognitive science

Earl Conee

Conee, Earl

  • Professor of Philosophy

Interests: Ethics; Epistemology; Philosophy of Mind

Randall Curren

Curren, Randall

  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Chair of the Department

Interests: Ethics; Moral Psychology; Philosophy of Education; Ancient Philosophy

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Richard Dees

Dees, Richard

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Associate Professor of Bioethics
  • Director, Program in Bioethics

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Interests: Medical Ethics; Public Health Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy; History of Moral and Political Philosophy

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Richard Feldman

Feldman, Richard

  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Interim President

Interests: Epistemology; Metaphysics

William J. FitzPatrick

FitzPatrick, William J.

  • Gideon Webster Burbank Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy

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Interests: Metaethics; Normative Ethics; Bioethics; Philosophy of Biology

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Goldschmidt, Tyron

  • Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Interests: Philosophy of Religion; Jewish Philosophy; Metaphysics; Medieval Philosophy; Early Modern Philosophy; Ethics

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Robert Holmes

Holmes, Robert L.

  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Interests: Ethics; Social Philosophy; Philosophy of War

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Kipper, Jens

  • Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Interests: Epistemology; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language

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Ralf Meerbote

Meerbote, Ralf

  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Interests: Kant; Epistemology; History of Early Modern Philosophy; Aesthetics; Philosophy of Religion

Deborah Modrak

Modrak, Deborah

  • Professor of Philosophy

Interests: Aristotle; History of Ancient Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind

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Alison Peterman

Peterman, Alison

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy

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Interests: Early Modern Philosophy; History of Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Perception

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Soysal, Zeynep

  • Assistant Professor in Philosophy

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Interests: Epistemology; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mathematics

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Jon Tresan

Tresan, Jonathan

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Interests: Metaethics; Normative Ethics; Applied Ethics; Moral Psychology; History of Ethics

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Edward Wierenga

Wierenga, Edward

  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
    Emeritus Professor of Religion and Classics

Interests: Philosophy of Religion; Metaphysics