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Professor; Department Chair
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
J.D. (cum laude), Southern Illinois University School of Law
Philosophy of Law, social philosophy, Marx, Rawls and ethics. Author of Introduction to Logic, and articles on
such topics as punishment, hate speech and reparations for slavery
Ph.D., Emory University
Classical American philosophy (esp. Dewey, Santayana, Emerson and Native American Philosophy), classical philosophy (Presocratics to Plotinus, esp. Plato), history of philosophy, aesthetics, metaphysics (esp. naturalistic and ecological ontologies), philosophy of culture. Author of John Dewey's Theory of Art, Experience and Nature: The Horizons of Feeling, co-editor of The Essential Dewey, and articles on a variety of topics in Greek thought, aesthetics and American philosophy. Past President of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.
Professor; Editor, Library of Living Philosophers
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Doug Anderson studies the history of philosophy and American philosophy, and is interested in philosophy's relationship to other dimensions of culture. Therefore, his work covers a range of fields from philosophy of science and religion to philosophy of sport, music, and education. Authors of particular interest to him at present include Thoreau, bell hooks, Gloria Anzaldúa, Plato, and Henry Bugbee. His traditional work in American Philosophy focuses on Charles Peirce and the history of pragmatism.
Ph.D., Emory University
Process, Philosophy, American idealism (esp. personalism), contemporary pragmatism, Whitehead, Bergson, Cassirer, Vico, philosophy of culture. Author of Time, Will and Purpose: Living Ideas from the Philosophy of Josiah Royce, and numerous articles in the philosophy of culture, history of philosophy, philosophy of science, and metaphysics. Editor of the Library of Living Philosophers; editor of The Pluralist; editor of Critical Responses to Royce, co-editor of God, Process and Persons: The Philosophical Correspondence of Charles Hartshorne and Edgar Sheffield Brightman; co-editor of Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy: Darkness on the Edge of Truth; co-editor of The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy.
Ph.D., University of Warwick
Nineteenth and twentieth century European philosophy, Hegel, critical theory, feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis. Author of Julia Kristeva: Psychoanalysis and Modernity. Editor of Julia Kristeva’s Ethical and Political Thought: Spindel Conference Proceedings. Articles on Kristeva, Freud, Irigaray, Adorno, and Benjamin.
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Temple University
Classical and contemporary Brahminical and Indian Buddhist philosophies, classical Chinese philosophy, cross cultural philosophical hermeneutics,19th and 20th century Continental philosophy (espepcially Schopenhauer); author of 'The Veil of Maya:' Schopenhauer's System and Early Indian Thought.
Professor; Director, Ancient Legacies Program
Ph.D., Yale University
Greek philosophy, Aristotle, Kant, history of philosophy. Author of Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy, Anaximander and the Architects: The Contributions of Egyptian and Greek Architectural Technologies to the Origins of Greek Philosophy, Anaximander in Context: New Studies in the Origins of Greek Philosophy, Kant's 'Newtonian' Revolution in Philosophy, Conduct and Constraints: Testing the Limits of the 'Harm Principle', Formal Deductive Logic. Articles on Greek philosophy and the history of science. Awarded both the SIU Outstanding Teacher in the College of Liberal Arts, and SIU Outstanding Educator in the University.
Professor; Director, Center for Dewey Studies
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Philosophy of technology, classical American Philosophy, philosophy of education. Monographs include, Modern Theories of Higher Level Predicates (1980); John Dewey's Pragmatic Technology (1990); Philosophical Tools for Technological Culture (2001); Pragmatism as Post-Postermodernism (2007); Edited volumes include Technology and Human Affairs (1981); Reading Dewey (1998); The Essential Dewey (with Thomas Alexander) (1998); The Correspondence of John Dewey (1999, 2001, 2005). Articles on technology, environmental philosophy, critical theory, pragmatism, education, film studies, philosophy of religion.
Associate Professor; Director, University Core Curriculum
Ph.D., Notre Dame University
Core Curriculum Phone: 618-453-3466 - Fax 618-453-3253; Philosophy Phone: 618-453-7430
Core Curriculum Office: Faner 2512; Philosophy Office: Faner 3037
Metaphysics, philosophy of mind and psychology, cognitive science, action theory. Author of articles on analytic philosophy, philosophy of mind and psychology.
Professor; Director, Phenomenology Research Center
Ph.D., SUNY, Stony Brook
Contemporary French and German philosophy, phenomenology, social ontology and aesthetics. Author of Home and Beyond: Generative Phenomenology after Husserl, Phenomenology and Mysticism: The Verticality of Religious Experience, and articles on political, social and phenomenological philosophy. Translator of Edmund Husserl's, Analyses Concerning Passive and Active Synthesis: Lectures on Transcendental Logic. Editor-in-Chief of Continental Philosophy Review, General Editor of Northwestern University Press SPEP Series, and on the Executive Committee of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP).
Professor, Philosophy & Africana Studies
Ph.D., DePaul University
Philosophy of economics and sociology, contemporary continental philosophy (Scheler, Foucault), American philosophy (Puritanism, James), ethics, social/political philosophy. Editor of Max Scheler's Problems of a Sociology of Knowledge. Author of Utopian Visions Past, Present, and Future: Rethinking the Ethical Foundations of Economy; Economics as Moral Philosophy; and articles on philosophy of economics, American philosophy, and contemporary continental thought. Also, Professor of Economics and Sociology at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Mexico, and President of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.
Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Eighteenth and Nineteenth century European philosophy, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, phenomenology and existentialism (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche). Author of Descrying the Ideal: The Philosophy of John William Miller, and articles on Heidegger and Nietzsche.
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
2011 Outstanding Faculty Teaching in the Core Award
Areas of specialization: Spinoza, Early Modern philosophy, Modern Moral philosophy. Author of "Spinoza's Theories of Value" in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy (April 2010), "Spinoza's Model of Human Nature" in the Journal of the History of Philosophy (January 2010), and "Spinoza's Theory of the Good" in The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza's Ethics.