Faculty

(Beginning January 2014)

Otávio Bueno (Ph.D., University of Leeds), Professor and Chair of the Department. He has held visiting professorships or fellowships at Princeton University, University of York (UK), University of Leeds, and the University of São Paulo. His research is in philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophical logic, metaphysics, and epistemology. He has published over 100 papers in journals such as: Philosophy of Science, Synthese, Noûs, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Analysis, and Erkenntnis. He is the author of two books, Constructive Empiricism: A Restatement and Defense (CLE, 1999), and Elements of Paraconsistent Set Theory (CLE, 1998; with Newton da Costa and Jean-Yves Béziau).

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 706   
Phone
#: 305-284-9218
Email: otaviobueno 'at' mac 'dot' com


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Web Page
 


Elijah Chudnoff
(Ph.D., Harvard University), Assistant Professor. His interests are in epistemology and philosophy of mind. He recently defended his dissertation, A Study of Rational Intuition, in which he develops a rationalist view of our knowledge of abstract matters, and in particular our knowledge of mathematics. His recent work focuses on the phenomenology of intellectual experiences, and on the ways such experiences normatively bear on belief and action.
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 713   
Phone
#: 305-284-4757
Email: echudnoff@gmail.com


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Web Page


Bradford Cokelet
(Ph.D., Northwestern University), Assistant Professor. His main research areas are normative ethics, meta-ethics, moral psychology, rationality, and the history of ethics. His current research centers on the nature of and relations between virtue, rational agency, autonomy, and respect for persons. He also has side interests in the philosophy of action, virtue epistemology, political philosophy, Buddhism, and the metaphysics of persons.
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 711   
Phone
305-284-4757
Email: bradcokelet@gmail.com


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Web Page



Edward Erwin (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University), Professor. He is the author of four books: The Concept of Meaninglessness (Johns Hopkins, 1971), Behavior Therapy: Scientific, Philosophical and Moral Foundations (Cambridge, 1978), A Final Accounting: Philosophical and Empirical Issues in Freudian Psychology (MIT, 1996), and Philosophy and Psychotherapy: Razing the Troubles of the Brain (Sage, 1997), as well as articles in philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of psychology.  He is also a co-editor of Ethical Issues in Scientific Research (Garland, 1994), and editor-in-chief of The Freud Encyclopedia: Theories, Therapy, and Culture (Garland, 1999).  


Office
: Ashe building, Rm. 729   
Phone
#: 305-284-5279 
Email: eerwin@miami.edu


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Simon Evnine
(Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles), Associate Professor. His interests are in epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of mind. He is the author of Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood (Oxford University Press, 2008), Donald Davidson (Stanford University Press, 1991), and articles in such journals as Mind, Synthese, and Journal of the History of Philosophy on topics in epistemology and the philosophy of mind, Locke, Hume, and Freud.
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 709  
Phone
#: 305-284-4757 
Email: sevnine@miami.edu


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Web Page
 


Susan Haack (B.A., M.A., B.Phil, Oxford; Ph.D., Cambridge) is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Law at the University of Miami. Her work ranges from philosophy of logic and language, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, Pragmatism—both philosophical and legal—and the law of evidence, especially scientific evidence, to social philosophy, feminism, and philosophy of literature. Her books include Philosophy of Logics; Deviant Logic, Fuzzy Logic: Beyond the Formalism; Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate; Defending Science—Within Reason; Pragmatism, Old and New; and most recently, Putting Philosophy to Work (2008), Ciencia, Sociedad y Cultura (2008), and the second, expanded edition of her internationally-acclaimed Evidence and Inquiry (2009). In 2010 she received her first copies of the Chinese edition of Defending Science; in 2011 she gave a series of lectures in Rio de Janeiro to mark the publication of the Portuguese edition of her Manifesto; the Romanian edition of Evidence and Inquiry appeared in 2012; and the second, expanded edition of Putting Philosophy to Work in 2013. Her next book, Evidence Matters: Science, Proof, and Truth in the Law, to be published by Cambridge University Press, is expected in 2014. Haack has also published around 200 articles, in a wide range of philosophical, legal, literary, scientific, and general-interest journals. A good many of these articles have proven so highly-regarded that they have been reprinted and/or translated, some several times. Haack’s work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Croatian, Danish, Swedish, Romanian, Korean, and Chinese; and she is invited to lecture around the world. She counts around 600 speaking engagements (so far!)—in philosophy departments, at law schools, at international conferences, and in numerous other fora. In 2009 she gave lectures across the U.S., and in Italy, the U.K., Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, and—her second major lecture tour there—China; in 2010 she gave lectures in the U.S., Spain, Slovakia, Canada, Finland, and Colombia; in 2011 in the U.S., Canada, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, and Romania; in 2012 in the U.S., Spain, Germany, Brazil, and (twice) Colombia. In 2013 she gave lectures in the U.S., Belgium, Greece, Colombia, Brazil, Canada, and Germany; and in 2014 she is already scheduled to lecture in the U.S., the Netherlands, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Peru.  Prof. Haack has won an award from the American Philosophical Association, and another from UM, for excellence in teaching; and (also from UM) an award for outstanding graduate mentor, the Provost’s Award for excellence in research, and the Faculty Senate Distinguished Scholar Award; as well as the (national) Forkosch Award for excellence in writing. She was included in Peter J. King’s One Hundred Philosophers: The Life and Work of the World’s Greatest Thinkers and in the Sunday Independent’s list, based on a BBC poll, of the ten most important women philosophers of all time; her work has celebrated in a volume of essays entitled Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinctions; and in 2011 she was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by Petre Andrei University (Romania). The Münster Lecture that she gave at Universität Münster in 2013 will appear in the form of a second volume of essays on her work, this time published by De Gruyter.

  


Office: Law School Library, B455
Phone
#: 305-284-3541 
Email: shaack@law.miami.edu

Faculty Assistant: Beth Hanson 305-284-2476


Links
CV   Publications   Summary Bio 
Pictures:  Filosofia de logicas 30 anos despues
Interview: Interview with Susan Haack
Book Flyers Ciencia Sociedad y Cultura | Defending Science – Within Reason: Between Scientism and Cynicism  |
Putting Philosophy to work: Inquiry and Its Place in Culture | Meaning, Truth and Action: Selected Writings on Pragmatism Old and New (Chinese edition) | Pragmatism, Old and New | Deviant Logic, Fuzzy Logic | Evidence and Inquiry (Spanish ed.) | Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate | Evidence and Inquiry (Chinese ed.) | Evidence and Inquiry (English ed.) | Philosophy of Logics

| Philosophy of Logics in Italian | Philosophy of Logics in Chinese | Philosophy of Logics Croatian | Philosophy of Logics Portuguese | The Philosopher Responds to her Critics
 


Risto Hilpinen
(Ph.D., University of Helsinki), Professor and Cooper Fellow. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Rochester, Stanford University, Florida State University, and the University of Graz, and research fellowships at Stanford University, the University of Queensland, Harvard University, and the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of interest include epistemology, deontic logic, philosophy of action, philosophy of science, and the philosophy of C. S. Peirce. He is the author of Rules of Acceptance and Inductive Logic (1968) and of some 100 articles in scholarly journals and books, and he has edited several books and journal issues on deontic logic and the philosophy of science.
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 727   
Phone
#: 305-284-5305 
Email: hilpinen@miami.edu


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Keith Lehrer
(Ph.D., Brown University), Research Professor. His work concentrates on aesthetics, epistemology, free will, rational consensus and Thomas Reid. He has been a fellow of the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Science. His present research is focused on the philosophy of art.
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 712   
Phone
#: 305-284-4757
Email: lehrer@email.arizona.edu


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Peter Lewis
(Ph.D., University of California, Irvine), Associate Professor. He has been the recipient of an NSF Scholar’s Award, and a Visiting Fellow at Sydney University and the Australian National University. His research interests are in philosophy of science, especially philosophy of physics, scientific realism and scientific methodology. He has published articles on the foundations of quantum mechanics and on scientific realism in Philosophy of Science, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Synthese and Analysis (among others).
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 715   
Phone
#: 305-284-4757
Email: plewis@miami.edu


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Web Page
 

James W. Nickel (Ph.D., University of Kansas), Professor of Philosophy and Law. Nickel teaches and writes in political philosophy, philosophy of law, and human rights law and theory.  He is the author of Making Sense of Human Rights (2nd ed. 2006) and many articles in philosophy and law.  Recent articles include "Rethinking Indivisibility: Towards a Theory of Supporting Relations between Human Rights," "Who Needs Freedom of Religion?" and "Are Human Rights Mainly Implemented by Intervention"?  During 2008-09 Nickel was Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.  From 2003-08 he was Professor of Law at Arizona State University.  From 1982-2003 Nickel was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado where he served as Director of the Center for Values and Social Policy (1982-88) and as Chair of the Philosophy Department (1992-1996). 

Office: G274 Law Library
Phone
#: 305-284-4314
Email: nickel@law.miami.edu


Links: Website

 

Mark Rowlands (D.Phil., Oxford University), Professor. He is the author of a dozen books (and numerous journal articles), translated into fifteen languages. These divide into three categories. The first comprises work in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and includes Supervenience and Materialism (Ashgate, 1995), The Body in Mind (Cambridge, 1999), The Nature of Consciousness (Cambridge, 2001), Externalism (Acumen, 2003), and Body Language (MIT, 2006). The second category comprises work in applied ethics, in particular concerning the moral status of non-human animals and the natural environment. Publications here include Animal Rights (Macmillan, 1998), The Environmental Crisis (Macmillan, 2000), and Animals Like Us (Verso, 2002). The third category comprises cultural criticism, broadly construed, and also attempts to convince the general public of the wonders of philosophy. Publications here include The Philosopher at the End of the Universe (Ebury, 2003), Everything I Know I learned From TV (Ebury 2005), and Fame (Acumen, 2008). His memoir, The Philosopher and the Wolf is published by Granta in 2008.
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 710
Phone
#: 305-284-4757
Email: mrowlands@mail.as.miami.edu


Links
Blog
 


Harvey Siegel
(Ed.D., Harvard University), Professor.  He has held visiting professorships at Berkeley, Stanford, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Groningen. His research interests are in philosophy of science, epistemology, and philosophy of education. He is especially interested in issues concerning rationality, relativism and naturalism. He has published over 150 papers in journals including Philosophy of Science, British Journal for Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Synthese, The Monist, Analysis, and Metaphilosophy, and three books: Relativism Refuted (Kluwer, 1987), Educating Reason (Routledge, 1988), and Rationality Redeemed? (Routledge, 1997). He is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education (Oxford University Press, 2009).
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 719
Phone
#: 305-284-5411 
Email: hsiegel@miami.edu


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: Publications
 


Michael Slote
(Ph.D., Harvard University), UST Professor of Ethics. He has taught at Columbia University, Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of Maryland, where he was department chair for many years. He has written many articles in philosophy of mind, ethics, and political philosophy. His books include: Goods and Virtues (Oxford, 1983); Commonsense Morality and Consequentialism (Routledge, 1985); Beyond Optimizing (Harvard, 1989); From Morality to Virtue (Oxford, 1992); and Morals from Motives (Oxford, 2001). His latest book, The Ethics of Care and Empathy (Routledge, 2007), makes use of the recent psychology literature on empathy to develop a version of care ethics that applies to both personal and political morality. He is in the process of publishing three books with Oxford: a book to be called Moral Sentimentalism, a volume of essays on the history of ethics, and a volume of selected papers from previous decades and his present work.
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 725
Phone
#: 305-284-4757
Email: mslote@miami.edu


Links
: The Spectrum of Ethical Theories


Nick Stang
 (Ph.D., Princeton University), Assistant Professor. His principal research interests are in Metaphysics, Kant and Aesthetics.   His current research focuses on modality, the metaphysics of transcendental idealism and the nature of artistic value.   He also has side interests in essence, constitution, grounding, Leibniz’s metaphysics, Berkeley’s idealism, and the history of German philosophy from Kant to Adorno, especially aesthetics.   He regularly teaches undergraduate courses on Ancient philosophy.  He is currently working on a book entitled Kant’s Modal Metaphysics and a series of papers about transcendental idealism.
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 707
Phone
#: 305-284-4757
Email: nick.stang@gmail.com 


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Amie Thomasson (Ph.D., University of California-Irvine), Professor and Parodi Senior Scholar in Aesthetics. Her areas of specialization are in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, and philosophy of art. She is the author of Ordinary Objects (Oxford University Press, 2007), Fiction and Metaphysics (Cambridge University Press, 1999), and co-editor (with David W. Smith) of Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind (Oxford University Press, 2005).  In addition she has published numerous book chapters and articles on topics including metaontology, fiction, philosophy of mind and phenomenology, and the metaphysics of artifacts, works of art and other social objects. She is currently working on a new book The Descent of Metaphysics focusing on modality, existence questions, and the methods of metaphysics. 
 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 701   
Phone
#: 305-284-4757
Email: thomasson@miami.edu


Links
C.V.   Publications  Web Page
 

Fredrik Haraldsen (Ph.D., University of Miami), Lecturer. His main research areas are philosophy of language, formal semantics, and philosophy of logic, and his current research is focused on formal models of discourse, theories of reference and two-dimensional semantics. He defended his dissertation on the semantics of proper names in May 2013, and his work has been published in e.g. Australasian Journal of Philosophy.


Office:
Ashe building, Rm. 704
Phone:
305-284-4757
Email: f.haraldsen@miami.edu

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