Brendan Balcerak Jackson (Ph.D., Cornell University), Assistant Professor. His main areas of research are the philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics, and he also has interests in the philosophy of mind, the history of analytic philosophy, and logic. He has published papers on semantic theory, the analytic/synthetic distinction, conceptual analysis, the epistemology of reasoning, ontological commitment and meta-metaphysics. He has a strong background in theoretical linguistics, and much of his work is informed by research in generative syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Brendan is also a co-organizer of the UM Cognitive Studies Network.

Office: Ashe Building, rm. 713





Magdalena Balcerak Jackson (Ph.D. (Dr.phil.), University of Cologne), Assistant Professor. She works primarily in philosophy of mind, epistemology and meta-philosophy, but she is also interested on the intersections of these areas with philosophy of language and philosophy of science, and in phenomenology. Her current research projects focus on imagination, reasoning, philosophical methodology and foundational questions in epistemology, such as the basis of a priori knowledge. She has published articles in journals and collected volumes with Oxford University Press, and she is currently co-editing a collection of papers on theoretical and practical reasoning and editing the philosophy of mind section of the journal Thought.

Office: Ashe Building, rm. 704





Berit Brogaard (Ph.D., SUNY, Buffalo), Professor and Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research. Her areas of research include perception, consciousness, emotions, philosophical psychology, semantics and philosophical logic. Brit has written over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Journal of PhilosophyNoûs, Philosophers' ImprintPhilosophy and Phenomenological ResearchAustralasian Journal of PhilosophyAnalysis. She is the author of three books: Transient Truths (Oxford University Press, 2012), On Romantic Love (Oxford University Press, 2015). and Superhuman Mind (Penquin, 2015).

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 712





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 160 papers in journals such as: Noûs, Mind, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of ScienceSyntheseJournal of Philosophical LogicStudies in History and 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), and the editor of many collections and special issues. He is editor in chief of Synthese.

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 706    
Phone #: 305-284-9218
Links:  Web Page



Anjan Chakravartty (Ph.D., University of Cambridge), Professor and Appignani Foundation Chair. His research focuses on central issues in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology. These include debates about scientific realism (e.g., versions of entity and structural realism) and antirealism (e.g., versions of empiricism), the nature of dispositions, causation, laws of nature, natural kinds, scientific modeling and representation, and disagreement, and interconnections between science, metaphysics, and epistemology. He has held professorships and visiting positions at the Universities of Toronto, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Sydney, and is the author of Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 2017) and A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Office: Ashe 706


Richard Yetter Chappell (Ph.D. Princeton), Assistant Professor. His primary research interests are in Consequentialism and non-naturalist normative realism. His secondary interests span from applied ethics (e.g. the harm of death, duties of beneficence, and resource allocation) to epistemology (e.g. peer disagreement, higher-order evidence, and the a priori) to metaphysics (e.g. p-zombies, anti-haecceitism, personal identity, and the nature of time). He has published articles in journals including Noûs,Philosophical Quarterly, and Philosophical Studies, and was (co-)awarded the RoME 2013 Young Ethicist Prize.

Office: TBA
Links: Website  Blog





Elijah Chudnoff (Ph.D., Harvard University), Associate Professor. He works primarily on epistemology and the philosophy of mind. He has published papers on intuition, phenomenal intentionality, theories of knowledge, and cognitive phenomenology. His books include Intuition (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Cognitive Phenomenology (Routledge, 2015).

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 707    
Phone #: 305-284-4757
Links:  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





‌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
Links:  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. She teaches both in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the School of Law. 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; Evidence and Inquiry; Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate; Defending Science—Within Reason; Pragmatism, Old and New; Putting Philosophy to Work; Ciencia, sociedad y cultura; Evidence Matters: Science, Proof, and Truth in the Law (Flyer‌/Podcast1/Podcast2); and (in 2015) Perspectivas Pragmatistas da Filosofia do Direito (São Leopoldo, Brazil: Editora UNISINOS) (Flyer) and Legalizarre l’epistemologia (Milan, Italy: Università Bocconi) (Flyer). Haack has also published more than 200 articles in English, in a wide range of philosophical, legal, literary, scientific, and general-interest journals, and in many countries. 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 more than 650 external lectures (so far!)—in philosophy departments, at law schools, at international conferences, and in numerous other fora—in (so far!) 29 countries. In 2016, for example, she gave lectures across the U.S. and in Italy, Spain, Mexico, Ireland, and Colombia. Plans for 2017 already include the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Argentina, and Italy. A substantial collection of Haack’s papers, books, presentations, etc., can be found at Prof. Haack has won awards from the American Philosophical Association and 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 (she prefers the less sexist tribute!). Haack’s work has celebrated in two volumes of essays: the first, Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinctions, in 2007; and the second, Susan Haack: Reintegrating Philosophy, in 2016. In 2011 Haack was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by Petre Andrei University (Romania). In 2016 she was awarded the Ulysses Medal, the highest honor given by University College Dublin.

Office: Law School Library, B455
Phone: 305-284-3541
Faculty Assistant: Beth Hanson 305-284-2476
LinksCV 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 former 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




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

Mark Rowlands (D.Phil., Oxford University) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He is the author of seventeen books, translated into more than twenty languages, and over a hundred journal articles, book chapters and reviews. His work in the philosophy of mind, and in particular theories of embodied, extended and enacted cognition comprises several books, including The Body in Mind (Cambridge, 1999), The Nature of Consciousness (Cambridge, 1999), Externalism (Acumen, 2003), Body Language (MIT, 2006) and The New Science of the Mind (MIT 2010). His work in ethics and moral psychology includes Animal Rights (Macmillan 1998), The Environmental Crisis (Macmillan, 2000), Animals Like Us (Verso, 2002), and Can Animals be Moral? (Oxford, 2012). He has also written several popular books, including The Philosopher at the End of the Universe (Random House, 2003), Everything I Know I Learned From TV (Random House, 2005), and Running with the Pack (Granta, 2013). His memoir, The Philosopher and the Wolf (Granta, 2008) became an international bestseller. 

Office: Ashe building, Rm. 710
Phone #: 305-284-4757
Links:  Blog  CV 





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





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); andMorals 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
Links to Documents:  The Spectrum of Ethical Theories   Picturing Human Life

Helen Yetter-Chappell (Ph.D. Princeton), Assistant Professor. She works on topics at the intersection of metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. She is currently developing a novel quasi-Berkeleyan idealism. She aims to secure commonsense verdicts about objectivity and persistence in a world where objects are fundamentally phenomenal, without relying on the controversial resources of theism. She is particularly interested in the place of ordinary conscious agents (like us) in reality — exploring the implications of idealism for both the mind-body problem and perception. Her other research focuses on consciousness (its nature, contents, and how limited agents like us conceptualize it). She has additional interests in metaethical naturalism/nonnaturalism (and its relation to physicalism/dualism in the philosophy of mind), metaphysical indeterminacy and ontic vagueness, mental imagery, introspection, and character/virtue.

Office: TBA 
Links: Website