2014-15 General Catalog

Cowell College
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Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


W. Emmanuel Abraham, Emeritus

David C. Hoy, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus

S. Paul Kashap, Emeritus

Richard E. Otte
Philosophy of religion, formal epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophical logic

Paul A. Roth
Philosophy of social science, Quine, philosophy of history, philosophy and sociology of science, epistemology, history of analytic philosophy

Ellen Kappy Suckiel, Emerita

Richard A. Wasserstrom, Emeritus

Associate Professor

John F. Bowin
Ancient philosophy, especially ancient science and metaphysics, and contemporary analytic metaphysics

Jonathan Ellis
Philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of language, Wittgenstein

Robert A. Goff, Emeritus

Daniel Guevara
Kant, moral philosophy, moral psychology, environmental ethics, history of modern philosophy

Abraham D. Stone
Nineteenth- and early 20th-century German philosophy (continental and analytic), philosophy of science and mathematics, medieval philosophy, metaphysics, Kant

Rasmus G. Winther
Philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of mind, pragmatism, Latin American philosophy, continental philosophy, philosophy of multiculturalism, post-colonial theory, feminism, ontology, evolutionary theory , cognitive science

Assistant Professor

Janette Dinishak
Philosophy and history of psychology, Wittgenstein, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, disability studies, ethical theory

Samantha Matherne
Kant, 20th-century European philosophy (especially phenonmenology, neo-Kantians), aesthetics

Nicoletta Orlandi
Philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, epistemology, philosophy of cognitive science


Jocelyn Hoy
Feminist philosophy, 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy

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Karen M. Barad (Feminist Studies)
Feminist science studies, materialism, deconstruction, poststructuralism, posthumanism, multi-species studies, science and justice, physics, 20th-century continental philosophy, epistemology, ontology, ethics, philosophy of physics, feminist, queer, and trans theories

Sandra Chung (Linguistics)
Syntax, semantics, Austronesian languages

Jerome Neu (Humanities)
Philosophy of mind; emotions, culture, and insults; philosophy of law; Freud and psychoanalytic theory

Revised: 09/01/14