AMY KIND

 

Department of Philosophy

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA 91711

 

(909) 607-3782

amy.kind@claremontmckenna.edu

http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/pages/faculty/AKind/

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College (2012- )

Interim Director, Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, Claremont McKenna College (2011-12)

Chair, Department of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College (2009-2012)

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College (2003-2012)

Associate Dean of the Faculty, Claremont McKenna College (2005-2008)

Director, Teaching Resource Center, Claremont McKenna College (2005-2008)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College (1997-2003)

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D in Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997

        Dissertation: The Workings of the Imagination

M.A. in Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993

A.B. in Philosophy, summa cum laude, Amherst College, 1990

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal articles

1.      “The Heterogenity of the Imagination,” Erkenntnis 78: 141-159 (2013)

2.      “The Puzzle of Imaginative Desire,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89: 421-439 (2011)

3.      “Transparency and Representationalist Theories of Consciousness,” Philosophy Compass 5:  902-913 (2010)

4.      “Restrictions on Representationalism,” Philosophical Studies 134: 405-427 (2007)

5.      Panexperientialism, Cognition, and the Nature of Experience” Psyche 12, http://www.theassc.org/files/assc/2657.pdf  (2006)         

6.      “The Irreducibility of Consciousness,” Disputatio 19: 233-250 (2005)

7.      “The Metaphysics of Personal Identity and Our Special Concern for the Future,” Metaphilosophy 35: 536-553 (2004)

8.      “What’s So Transparent About Transparency?,” Philosophical Studies 115: 225-244 (2003)

**Reprinted in Torin Alter and Robert J. Howell, eds., Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem: A Reader, pp. 213-223.  Oxford University Press, 2011.

9.      “Shoemaker, Self-Blindness and Moore’s Paradox,” The Philosophical Quarterly 53: 39-48 (2003)

10.   Qualia Realism,” Philosophical Studies 104: 143-162 (2001)

11.   “Putting the Image Back in Imagination,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62: 85-109 (2001)

 

Book chapters

1.      “Imagining Under Constraints,” in Amy Kind and Peter Kung, eds., Knowledge Through Imagination, Oxford University Press, forthcoming

2.      “Pessimism about Russellian Monism,” in Torin Alter and Yujin Nagasawa, eds., Consciousness in the Physical World: Essays on Russellian Monism, Oxford University Press, forthcoming

3.      “The Case Against Representationalism About Moods,” in Uriah Kriegel, ed., Current Controversies in the Philosophy of Mind, pp. 113-134.  Routledge Press, 2013.

4.      “How Imagination Gives Rise to Knowledge,” in Fabian Dorsch and Fiona Macpherson, eds., Perceptual Memory and Perceptual Imagination, Oxford University Press, forthcoming

5.      “Phenomenal Presence,” in Fabian Dorsch, Fiona Macpherson, and Martine Nide-Rumelin, eds., Perceptual Presence, Oxford University Press, forthcoming

6.      “The Transparency of Conscious Experience,” in Stephan A. Jansen, Eckhard Schröter, and Nico Stehr, eds., Transparenz, pp. 200-214.  Verlag, 2010.

7.      “How to Believe in Qualia,” in E.O. Wright, ed., The Case for Qualia, pp. 285-298. MIT Press, 2008.

Edited Collections in Progress

1.      Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Imagination (under contract; expected publication date: 2015)

2.      Philosophy of Mind in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, Routledge Press (under contract; expected publication date: 2015 – part of a 6 volume series on History of the Philosophy of Mind,  Christopher Shields and Rebecca Copenhaver, eds.)

3.      Knowledge through Imagination, co-edited with Peter Kung, Oxford University Press (under contract; expected publication date: 2014)

 

Edited journal issues

1.      Special issue containing selections from the 2012 meeting of the Pacific APA, Philosophical Studies 163, no. 1, March 2013.

 

Encyclopedia articles

1.      “Nagel’s ‘What is it like to be a Bat’ Argument Against Physicalism,” in Steven Barbone and Michael Bruce, ed.,  Just the Arguments, pp. 324-326.  Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

2.      “Chalmers’ Zombie Argument,” in Steven Barbone and Michael Bruce, ed.,  Just the Arguments, pp. 327-329.  Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

3.      “Imagery, Philosophical Perspectives,” Oxford Companion to Consciousness, ed. Timothy Bayne et al.  Oxford University Press, 2009.

4.      Qualia,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed., James Fieser, http://www.iep.utm.edu/ (2008) [peer-reviewed]

5.      “Introspection,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed., James Fieser, http://www.iep.utm.edu/ (2005) [peer-reviewed]

6.      “Imagery and Imagination,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed., James Fieser, http://www.iep.utm.edu/ (2005) [peer-reviewed]

7.      Entry on “The Intentional Stance,” in Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind, ed., Chris Eliasmith, http://artsci.wustl.edu/~philos/MindDict/ (2001) [peer-reviewed]

8.      “Jerry Fodor,” in World Philosophers and their Works, ed. John K. Roth, Salem Press, 2000

9.      “Patricia Smith Churchland,” in World Philosophers and their Works, ed. John K. Roth, Salem Press, 2000

Reviews and Commentaries

1.      Review of The Opacity of Mind by Peter Carruthers, Analysis 74: 172-174 (2014)

2.      Review of Narratives and Narrators:  A Philosophy of Stories by Gregory Currie, The Philosophical Quarterly 64: 186-188 (2014)

3.      Review of The Continuum Companion to Philosophy of Mind, edited by James Garvey, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2012) at http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/archives/2012/

4.      “Sticking to One’s Diet,” Invited commentary on “Quining Diet Qualia” by Keith Frankish, Consciousness and Cognition 21: 677–678 (2012)

5.      Review of “Seeing Reasons” by Jennifer Church, Philosopher’s Digest (2010) at http://www.philosophersdigest.com

6.      Review of “Imagination and Other Scripts” by Eric Funkhouser and Shannon Spaulding, Philosopher’s Digest (2009) at http://www.philosophersdigest.com

7.      Review of Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction by David Shoemaker, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2009) at http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/archives/2009/

8.      Review of Furnishing the Mind by Jesse Prinz, Psyche 9 (2003) at http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/book_reviews/prinz/index.html

9.      Review of Knowledge and Mind: A Philosophical Introduction by Andrew Brook and Robert J. Stainton, Teaching Philosophy 25: 98-101 (2002)

10.   Review of Phenomenal Consciousness: A Naturalistic Theory by Peter Carruthers, The Review of Metaphysics 55: 125-127 (2001)

11.   Review of Consciousness, Color and Content by Michael Tye, Disputatio 11: 52-57 (2001)

12.   Review of The Construction of Social Reality by John Searle, Social Theory and Practice 27: 345-351 (2001)

Philosophy and Popular Culture

1.      “The Singularity is Coming” (review of Transcendence), The Philosopher’s Magazine,  forthcoming.

2.      “Inside The Hobbit:  Bilbo Baggins and the Paradox of Fiction,” in Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson, eds., The Hobbit and Philosophy, pp. 161-175. Blackwell Press, 2012.

3.      “Life, the Universe, and Absurdity,” in Nicholas Joll, ed., Philosophy and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, pp. 75-100.  Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012.

4.       “Metaphysics at the Multiplex” (review of Source Code), The Philosopher’s Magazine, pp. 112-113, 2011.

5.      “How Marriage Changed Sherlock Holmes,” in Josef Steiff, ed., Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy, pp. 117-126.  Open Court, 2011.

6.       “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” in Jane Dryden and Mark White, eds., Green Lantern and Philosophy, pp. 225-236.  Blackwell Press, 2011.

7.       “Creative Mothering: Lies and the Lying Mothers Who Tell Them,” in Sheila Lintott, ed., Motherhood: The Birth of Wisdom, pp. 29-40.  Blackwell Press, 2011.

8.      “A Pensieve for Your Thoughts?  Harry Potter and the Magic of Memory,” in Gregory Bassham, ed., The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles, pp. 198-211.  Blackwell Press, 2010.

9.      “The Vampire with a Soul: Angel and the Quest for Identity,” in Tom Fahy, ed., The Philosophy of Horror, pp. 86-101.  University Press of Kentucky, 2010.

10.   “Time – The Final Frontier,” in Jason T. Eberl and Kevin Decker, eds., Star Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant, pp. 203-216.  Open Court, 2008.

11.   “Is Ignorance Bliss?  Star Trek: Nemesis, Cloning, and the Right to an Open Future,” in Sandra Shapshay, ed., Bioethics at the Movies, pp. 147-163.  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

12.   “Am I a Cylon?  Self-Knowledge at the Crossroads,” in Josef Steiff and Tristan Tamplin, eds., Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up?, pp. 49-60.  Open Court, 2008.

13.   “You Can’t Rape a Machine,” in Josef Steiff and Tristan Tamplin, eds., Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up?, pp. 117-128.  Open Court, 2008.

14.   “’I’m Sharon, but I’m a Different Sharon’: The Identity of Cylons,” in Jason T. Eberl, ed., Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Knowledge Here Begins Out There, pp. 64-74. Blackwell Press, 2008.

Other Publications

1.      “The Snowman’s Imagination,” Aesthetics for Birds blog, May 7, 2014

2.      “The Ontological Problem 30 Years Later,” Symposium on Matter and Consciousness, Brains blog, Sept. 3, 2013 

3.      Contributions to Alexander George, ed., What Should I Do? Philosophers on the Good, the Bad, and the Puzzling, Oxford University Press, 2011.

4.      Contributions to Alexander George, ed., What Would Socrates Say? Philosophers Tackle Questions About Love, Nothingness, and Everything Else, Clarkson Potter, 2007.

5.      Instructor’s Manual to accompany A Guide to Good Reasoning.  McGraw Hill Publishing Co., 1999

 

PRESENTATIONS

Refereed talks

1.      “The Case Against Representationalism About Mood States,” Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, March 2013.

2.      “Imaginative Presence,” Conference on Phenomenal Presence, University of Fribourg, June 2010.

3.      “Imagination and Simulation,” Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, April 2010.

4.      “The Problem of Conative Engagement,” American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division Meeting, April 2009

5.      “What’s So Transparent About Transparency?,” APA Central Division Meeting, April 2003

6.      “Chalmers, Searle and the Irreducibility of Consciousness,” APA Central Division Meeting, April 2000

7.      Qualia Realism,” Central States Philosophical Association, October 1999

Invited talks

1.      “The Role of Imagination in Thought Experiments,” Workshop on Philosophical Thought Experiments, University of Urbino, June 2014

2.      “Imagining Under Constraints”

a.      Denison College, March 2014

b.      University of Kentucky, January 2014

c.      Workshop on Mental Imagery and Pretense, University of Antwerp, May 2013

d.      APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2013

3.       “Philosophy, Women, and College Administration,” invited session on Women and Power, APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2012

4.      “How Imagination Gives Rise to Knowledge”

a.      University of California, San Diego, June 2012

b.      Conference on Perceptual Memory and Perceptual Imagination, University of Glasgow, September 2011

c.      Cal State University, Los Angeles, May 2011

d.      Rice University, April 2011

e.      Occidental College, March 2011

5.       “The Heterogeneity of Imagination,” Conference on Imagination and Imaginings, University of Tübingen, November 2010.

6.      “Transparency and Representationalist Theories of Consciousness,” Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind Workshop, UC Riverside, October 2009.

7.      “What Philosophy Can Learn From Science Fiction,” Keynote Address, Cal State Bakersfield Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy, April 2009.

8.      “The Puzzle of Imaginative Desire,” Smartin Workshop on Imagination, Mind, and Morality, Yale University, March 2009.

9.      “From Vulcan to Caprica: Philosophy Amidst the Worlds of Science Fiction,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2008.

10.   Panexperientialism

a.      Claremont Graduate University, November 2005

b.      California State University, Northridge, November 2005

c.      Southern California Philosophy Conference, October 2005

11.   “Restrictions on Representationalism

a.      University of California, Santa Cruz, February 2003

b.      California State University, San Bernardino, November 2002

c.      Southern California Philosophy Conference, October 2002

12.   “What’s So Transparent About Transparency?,”

a.      Pomona College, September 2002

b.      NEH Summer Institute on Consciousness and Intentionality, June 2002

13.   “Imagination and Possibility,” University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, October 2001

14.   Qualia Realism,” Pomona College, September 1999

15.   “A Defense of Qualia Realism,” Society for Realism and Anti-Realism, APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 1999

16.   “Imagery and Imagination,” University of California, Los Angeles, December 1996

Conference comments

1.      Comments on Shannon Spaulding, “Rationality and Desire in Fiction,” APA Central Division Meeting, March 2014

2.      Comments on Katherine Thomson-Jones, “Imagining and Illusion in Digital Cinema,” American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, November 2013

3.      Comments on Matthew Boyle, “Transparency and Reflection,” SPAWN conference on Transparency, Syracuse University, August 2013

4.      Comments on Mihnea Capraru, “The Stained Glass Model of Consciousness,” APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2012

5.      Comments on Matt Nudds, “Hearing Things in Time,” Workshop on Time and the Unity of Consciousness, Harvard University, December 2010

6.      Comments on Keith Frankish, “Qualia: The Real Thing,” Consciousness Online (http://consciousnessonline.wordpress.com), February 2010.

7.      Comments on Gregory Currie, "Fictional Attitudes and Attitudes Toward Fiction," and Julia Driver, "Fictionalism and Imagining the Impossible," APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2009.

8.      Comments on Sara Bernstein’s “The Social Composition Question,” Southern California Philosophy Conference, November 2009.

9.      Comments on Matthew Ivanowich’s “A Moderate Representationalism,” Consciousness Online (http://consciousnessonline.wordpress.com), February 2009.

10.   Comments of Clayton Littlejohn’s, “On the Coherence of Inversion,” APA Central Division Meeting, April 2008.

11.   Comments on Martine Nida-Rumelin’sQualia and Transparency,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2008.

12.   Comments on Tad Zawidzki’s “Mind-Reading or Mind-Shaping: The Function of Folk Psychology,” APA Central Division Meeting, April 2007 [delivered by proxy]

13.   Comments on Paul Katsafanas’ “Constitutivism and Self-Knowledge,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 2007.

14.   Comments on Paul Raymont’s “Some Experienced Qualities Belong to the Experience” and on Peter Mandik’s “Introspecting Brain States as Such,” Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, April 2006

15.   Comments on Philip Clayton’s “Emergence and Mind,” Claremont Graduate University Philosophy Colloquium Series, October 2004

16.   Comments on Susanna Siegel’s “How Does Visual Phenomenology Constrain Object Seeing?,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2004

17.   Comments on J.R. Shrader’s “A Unity of Consciousness Argument Against Causal Emergentism,” APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2003

18.   Comments on Emmett Holman’s “Dualism, Secondary Quality Eliminativism and Recognitional Concepts: Putting a New Spin on the Knowledge Argument,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2003

19.   Comments on John Kulvicki’s “The Contents of Images,” American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division Meeting, March 2002

20.   Comments on Dana Nelkin’s “She Would Not Have Done Otherwise, Even If She Could Have,” Southern California Philosophy Conference, October 2001

21.   Comments on Guy Rohrbaugh’s “Modal Flexibility and Ontology in the Arts,” APA Eastern Division Meeting, December 2000

22.   Comments on Daniel Weiskopf’s “Mental Mirroring as the Origin of Attributions,” Central States Philosophical Association, October 2000

23.   Comments on Sanford Goldberg’s “Basic Self-Knowledge is not Knowledge of Content,” APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 1998

Other presentations/interviews

1.      guest on PhilosophyTV, “Representationalism About Moods,” http://www.philostv.com/amy-kind-and-angela-mendelovici/

2.      guest on “Telling Little Lies,” Life Matters, Australian National Radio (February 2013), at http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/telling-little-lies---talkback/4506680

3.      guest on “Imaginal Identity,” C-Realm Podcast, episode 81 (March 2008), at http://www.c-realm.com/podcasts.php

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Committee Service

APA Board of Officers, 2014 – present

APA Pacific Division Executive Committee, 2014 – present

APA Pacific Division Nominating Committee, 2014 – present

APA Committee for the Defense of the Professional Rights of Philosophers, ex officio, 2014 – present

APA Committee for the Defense of the Professional Rights of Philosophers, 2011 – 2014

APA Pacific Division Executive Committee, 2011-2012

APA Pacific Division Program Committee Chair, 2011-2012

APA Pacific Division Program Committee, 2008 - 2011

NEH Fellowships Review Committee, July 2009

SoCal Philosophy Conference, Program Committee, 2009

Bradshaw Seminar on “Imagining Minds,” Program Committee, February 2003

 

External Reviews

External Review Committee member, Davidson College Philosophy Department, October 2013

External Review Committee member, Cal State LA Philosophy Department, March 2013

External Reviewer, Mills College Philosophy Department, March 2011

External Review Committee member, Rhodes College Philosophy Department, September 2009

 

Editorial Work

Editor, Imagination, PhilPapers, http://philpapers.org/browse/imagination, 2009 – present

 

Conference Participation

Session chair, APA Pacific Division Meeting, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014

Session chair and invited conference participant, 40th Oberlin Colloquium in Philosophy, May 2012

Conference co-organizer, “Knowledge through Imagination,” April 2012

Session chair, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology Annual Meeting, April 2010

Invited conference participant, Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind, UC Santa Cruz, June 2007.

Session chair and invited conference participant, SPAWN conference on Consciousness, Syracuse University, July 2005

Session chair, SPP Annual Meeting, June 2003

Session chair, APA Central Division Meeting, April 2002

Session chair, Society for Realism and Anti-Realism, APA Central Division Meeting, May 1999

Session chair, 5 College Conference on Neuroscience and Philosophy, April 1999

 

Other

Panelist, AskPhilosophers, http://askphilosophers.org, 2005 – present

Reviewer for Choice, 2011 – present

Editorial Panel, Thought (2013 – present)

Referee for Philosophical Studies (2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2005), Acta Analytica (2014, 2013), American Philosophical Quarterly (2014, 2013), Philosophical Psychology (2014, 2013, 2011, 2010), The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (2014, 2012), Bloomsbury Press (2014, 2013), British Journal of Aesthetics (2013), Synthese (2013, 2007), Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005), Society for Philosophy and Psychology (2013), Philosophy Compass (2013), Mind (2013, 2011, 2008), Dialectica (2013, 2012, 2011), Southern Journal of Philosophy (2013), Journal of Consciousness Studies (2013, 2012, 2011, 2007), Mind and Language (2012, 2011), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2012, 2006), Philosophical Quarterly (2012, 2004, 2003), International Journal of Psychology (2012), Theoria 2012), Oxford University Press (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004), Erkenntnis (2010, 2008), Estetika (2010), Consciousness and Cognition (2010), the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (2009), Broadview Press (2009, 2004), Scholarpedia (2009), Journal for Philosophical Research (2007), Nous (2007), Routledge (2007, 2006), McGraw Hill (2006), Cambridge University Press (2006), Inquiry (2006), University of Pittsburgh Press (2004), Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2003), Social Theory and Practice (2003), Dialogue (2002)

 

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children Faculty Summer Research Grant, 2009, 2011, 2013

Claremont McKenna College Summer Research Grant, 1998-2005, 2007, 2009-2014

Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Summer Research Grant, 2010

ISSSC Curriculum Development Grant, 2008-09

Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit, Claremont McKenna College, 2008

Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Course Development Grant, 2004

Claremont McKenna College Diversity Course Development Grant, 2003

NEH Summer Institute on Consciousness and Intentionality, selected participant, 2002

Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Summer Research Grant, 1998

Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, UCLA, 1996-7

Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship, 1995

UCLA Department of Philosophy Fellowship, 1992-3

Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, 1990-2

George A. Plimpton Fellowship, Amherst College, 1990

Gail Kennedy Prize in Philosophy, Amherst College, 1990

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Philosophical Association

Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology

American Society for Aesthetics

Phi Beta Kappa

 

MAJOR COLLEGE SERVICE

APT Executive Committee, 2013 – present

Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, 2012 – present

Civil Rights Hearing Board, 2012 – present

Administration Committee, 1998 – 2001, 2009 – 2012

Curriculum Committee, 2009 – 2012

Football Coach Search Committee, 2010-11

Buildings and Grounds Committee, 2010-11

Philosophy Program Coordinator, 2007-08

Curriculum Committee, chair, 2005 – 2008

President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, chair, 2005 – 2008

Senior Staff, 2005 – 2008

Academic Affairs Committee, 2005 – 2008

Academic Standards Committee, 1998 – 2004, 2005 – 2008

Teaching Resources Committee, 2005 – 2008

College Advancement Committee, 2004-05

Campaign Planning Committee, 2004-05

Athenaeum Advisory Committee, 2003-04

Student Recruitment Committee, 1998 – 2001

 

SELECTED OTHER SERVICE ACTIVITIES

McKenna Weekend interviewer, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2011, 2012

Social and Political Philosophy Search Committee, 2010-11

Emcee, Senior Awards Banquet, 2010

Epistemology/Phil Science Search Committee, chair, 2008-09

Social and Political Philosophy Search Committee, 2007-08

History of Modern Philosophy Search Committee, 2006-07

History of Ancient Philosophy Search Committee, 2005-06

PPE Search Committee, 2005-06

Role of Science Committee, chair, 2005-06

Gould Center Advisory Committee, 2000 - 2004

Ethics Search Committee, 2003-04

Social and Political Philosophy Search Committee, Scripps College, 2002-03

Working Group on Underperforming Students, 2000-01

Ethics Search Committee, chair, 2000-01

Committee on CMC Grievance Policies, 1999 – 2000

Committee on Teacher Training in G.E. Writing Instruction, UCLA, 1997

Teaching Assistant Consultant, UCLA Philosophy Department, 1996-7

Graduate Representative to the UCLA Philosophy Department Faculty, 1993-4

Amherst College Class Secretary, 1990 – 1995

 

AREAS OF TEACHING COMPETENCE

Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, History of Analytic Philosophy, Logic, Critical Reasoning

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses Taught at Claremont McKenna

1.      Philosophical Questions (formerly called Introduction to Philosophy)

2.      Honors Introduction to Philosophy

3.      Freshman Humanities Seminar: Life, Death, and Meaning

4.      Philosophical Problems

5.      Fundamentals of Logic

6.      Advanced Seminar: Imagination

7.      Philosophy of Mind

8.      Metaphysics

9.      The Metaphysics of Persons

10.   Philosophy Through Science Fiction

11.   Skepticism

12.   Language and Reality

13.   20th Century Philosophy

14.   Senior Seminar

Courses taught at Claremont Graduate University

1.      Seminar: Philosophy of Mind (on the problem of phenomenal consciousness)

Courses taught at UCLA

1.      Philosophy of Mind

2.      Critical Reasoning

3.      Seminar: Imagery and Imagination

4.      Teaching College Philosophy

Courses Assisted at UCLA

1.      Contemporary Moral Issues

2.      Critical Reasoning

3.      Ethical Theory

4.      Philosophy of Mind

5.      Philosophy of Religion    

6.      Skepticism and Rationality

updated: July 2014