Department Head (Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1986).
Philosophy of mind; contemporary metaphysics; philosophy of language; formal & modal logic; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of literature.
Office: Breland Hall 318
Phone: (575) 646-4444
Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007).
Ethics and moral philosophy; international ethics and economic development; ancient philosophy; medieval philosophy; philosophy and feminism.
Office: Breland Hall 320
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2009).
Value theory; normative ethics; meta-ethics; political philosophy; applied ethics; philosophy of law; metaphysics; special interests in: the nature of justice and moral value, the computation of amounts of value, and the possibility of comparisons between different valuable things.
Office: Breland Hall
College Professor (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998).
Philosophy of mind; modern philosophy; philosophy of law; philosophy through film; philosophy of religion; critical thinking/informal logic; analytic philosophy.
Office: Breland Hall 326
Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2003).
Moral philosophy; meta-ethics; philosophy of language; metaphysics; special interest in: the conceptual overlap between meta-ethics and the philosophy of language.
Office: Breland Hall 324
Phone: (575) 646-2871
Professor, The Richard L. Hedden Endowed Chair
(Ph.D., Australian National University, 1994).
Epistemology; ethics; philosophy of religion; philosophy of science; special interest in: ethical issues of emerging technologies (e.g., genetic engineering, advanced pharmacology, artificial intelligence research, and nanotechnology).
Office: Breland Hall 322
Phone: (575) 646-5444
Richard Ketchum, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) Dr. Ketchum’s specializations include Plato, Presocratics, and Epistemology.
Paul T. Sagal, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) Dr. Sagal’s interests are in Analytic Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Medieval Philosophy.
Danny “Quitter” Scoccia, Professor Emeritus, (Ph.D. University of California at San Diego). Dr. Scoccia’s interests include ethical theory, philosophy of law and social and political philosophy.
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