Our Faculty

Andrew M. Bailey

Research Areas
Professor Bailey focuses on questions related to the disciplines of metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought I/II
  • Death and the Meaning of Life
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Naturalism
  • Free Will and Science
  • Philosophy and Science Fiction

Amber D. Carpenter

Research Areas
Professor Carpenter conducts research in ancient Greek philosophy, Indian Buddhist philosophy, and ethics broadly construed.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Theory
  • Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Simon B. Duffy

Research Areas
Professor Duffy's research focuses on early modern philosophy, modern and contemporary European philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought
  • Kant
  • Late 20th Century French Philosophy
  • Hegel

Sandra Field

Research Areas
Professor Field researches questions pertaining to political theory, early modern European political philosophy, democratic theory, and social theory.
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Teaching Subjects
  • The Political Philosophy of Spinoza
  • Democratic Theory
  • Modern Social Thought
  • Philosophy and Political Thought I/II

Fabian Geier

Research Areas
Professor Geier conducts research related to phenomenology, ethics, subjectivity, philosophy of psychology, and information ethics.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought

Malcolm Keating

Research Areas
Professor Keating conducts research pertaining to Indian philosophy and the philosophy of language.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought
  • Classical Indian Philosophy of Language

Cathay Liu

Research Areas
Professor Liu researches the history and philosophy arising from the developments begun during the scientific revolution, specializing in early modern philosophy and the philosophy and history of science with an emphasis on Descartes’ philosophy of mathematics and physics.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought

Neil Mehta

Research Areas
Professor Mehta researches questions pertaining to the mind and epistemology.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Modern Western Philosophy
  • Ancient Greek, Indian, and Chinese philosophy
  • Meta-ethics

Nico Silins

Research Areas
Professor Silins's research is primarily in epistemology and the philosophy of mind, with a focus on understanding perception and how we learn from perception, especially given recent input from psychology. He is also interested in aesthetics and classical Asian philosophy.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Epistemology
  • Testimony and Disagreement
  • Art and the Mind
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
  • Self-Knowledge
  • Philosophy of Perception

Matthew D. Walker

Research Areas
Professor Walker researches ancient Greek philosophy (esp. Aristotle) and Ethics (esp. historically informed, cross-cultural virtue ethics).
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Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought I/ II
  • Love and Friendship
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Socrates and Plato
  • Aristotle’s Ethics
  • Plato on Love and Friendship
  • Pyrrhonian Skepticism
  • Ancient Chinese Ethics
  • History of Ancient Greek Philosophy (from the pre-Socratics to the Stoics)
  • History of Western Ethics (from Plato to Nietzsche).

Robin Zheng

Research Areas
Professor Zheng's research is in ethics, moral psychology, feminist and social philosophy. She has interests in philosophy of race, having written on topics such as racialized sexual preferences, race and aesthetics, and race in pornography.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Philosophy and Political Thought