Core Faculty

Coercion and power; philosophy of sex and gender; ethics – especially related to interpersonal issues of power, trust, and social norms; moral psychology; privacy; political philosophy.

Philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science.

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic.

Logic, Decision Theory, Philosophy of Science.

History and philosophy of science, social and political philosophy.

Metaethics, Normative Ethics, Epistemology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law.

Ancient Greek philosophy, ancient Greek natural philosophy and science, Aristotelian ethics, ethics and global poverty.

Randomization statistics, peer evaluation, iclicker benefits, automating natural deduction proof construction, experimental philosophy.

Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, especially late ancient commentators on Plato and Aristotle (Neoplatonists); ancient philosophy of language.

I am a Professor of Teaching in Philosophy, and from 2017-2020 I am also the Deputy Academic Director of the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

Epistemology, especially knowledge and knowledge attributions and the a priori; philosophical methodology; philosophy of mind, especially intentionality and imagination.

Epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, philosophy of love, philosophy of logic.

Aesthetics and philosophy of art, value theory.

Philosophy of cognitive science and philosophy of mind.

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Literature.

Epistemology, especially issues about knowledge and evidence, philosophy of mind, especially the philosophy of emotion, and the relation of folk psychology to social cooperation.

History of philosophy of science; relations of history of philosophy and history of science after Kant; science and technology studies.

Free will and Moral Responsibility; Hume and Early Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion.

History and Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Economics, Science Studies, Early Modern Philosophy.

Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind.

Philosophy of Biology; Philosophy of Science; Epistemology; Decision theory.

Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Indian Philosophy, Buddhism.

Errors of reasoning: naturalizing the logic of inference. Models, distortion and paradigm-creep: getting the best out of falsity. A phantom-quantificatier semantics for fiction. Neuro-fuzzy argumentation networks. Aristotle’s early logic.

Philosophy of the social and historical sciences; feminist philosophy of science; history and philosophy of archaeology; ethics issues in the social sciences.