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Core Faculty

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
Kate Abramson
Associate Professor
Sycamore Hall 115
856-3676
kaabrams at indiana.edu
Hume, history of ethics, contemporary ethics, and early modern philosophy
Marcia Baron
Rudy Professor of Philosophy
Sycamore Hall 126
856-0101
mbaron at indiana.edu
Moral philosophy, moral psychology, and philosophy of law
Gary Ebbs
Professor
Department Chair
Sycamore Hall 017
855-6817
gebbs at indiana.edu
Philosophy of Language and Mind, Philosophy of Logic, Epistemology, and History of Analytic Philosophy, especially Carnap and Quine
Pieter Hasper
Assistant Professor
Sycamore Hall 017
855-7405
phasper at indiana.edu
Ancient philosophy
Mark Kaplan
Professor
Sycamore Hall 113
855-2539
kaplanm at indiana.edu
Decision theory, Epistemology, Austin
Adam Leite
Associate Professor
Sycamore Hall 107
856-4148
aleite at indiana.edu
Contemporary epistemology
Kirk Ludwig
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Sycamore Hall 125
855-2404
ludwig at indiana.edu
Philosophy of Mind & Action, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Epistemology
David Charles McCarty
Professor
Director of Graduate Admissions
Sycamore Hall 121
855-9899
dmccarty at indiana.edu
Foundations of mathematics and logic, early analytical philosophy, and on the history of mathematics and logic

Timothy O'Connor
Professor

Sycamore Hall 122
855-6817
toconnor at indiana.edu
Metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion
Leah Savion
Senior Lecturer
Director of Associate Instructor Training
Sycamore Hall 109
855-4705
lsavion at indiana.edu
Logic, cognitive science, philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, epistemology and pedagogical theories
Frederick F. Schmitt
Professor
Sycamore Hall 111
855-3296
fschmitt at indiana.edu
Epistemology and metaphysics and the history of epistemology and metaphysics
Sandra Shapshay
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Sycamore Hall 015
855-4131
sshapsha at indiana.edu
Schopenhauer, Kant, the history of aesthetics and ethics in 19th century Continental philosophy
Joan Weiner
Professor
Sycamore Hall 127
855-5237
begriff at indiana.edu
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, History of Analytic Philosophy (Frege)
Allen Wood
Ruth Norman Halls
Professor of Philosophy
Sycamore Hall 124
856-0912
awwood at indiana.edu
History of modern philosophy, especially Kant and German idealism, and chiefly in the areas of ethics and social and political philosophy.
Rega Wood
Professor
Sycamore Hall 119
856-3783
regawood at indiana.edu
Medieval Philosophy, Ethics and the History and Philosophy of Science. 

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Faculty with primarily administrative duties

Faculty Member Contact Education
Michael A. McRobbie
President of Indiana University
Professor of Philosophy
855-4613
iupres at indiana.edu
Ph.D. Australian National University, 1979

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Emeritus Faculty

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
Nino B. Cocchiarella
Professor Emeritus
cocchiar at indiana.edu Logic and formal semantics; philosophy of mathematics, language, and science; artificial intelligence and cognitive science
J. Michael Dunn
Oscar Ewing Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
dunn at indiana.edu Information based logics and relations between logic and computer science
Paul D. Eisenberg
Professor Emeritus
Weatherly Hall 111
855-7774
eisenber at indiana.edu
Philosophies of Plato and Spinoza and, especially, Hegel and Nietzsche
Milton Fisk
Professor Emeritus
fiskm at indiana.edu Applied and health ethics, contemporary continental philosophy, Marxist philosophy, political philosophy, and the history of social and political philosophy
Karen Hanson
Professor Emeritus
hansonk at indiana.edu  
Michael L. Morgan
Professor Emeritus
morganm at indiana.edu Ancient Greek Philosophy to philosophy, religious thought, and political theory in the twentieth century
Dennis M. Senchuk
Professor Emeritus

senchuk at indiana.edu
Action theory, epistemology, metaphysics, moral development, philosophy of education, biology, and psychology
Raymond Smullyan
Oscar R. Ewing Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
  Mathematical logic, set theory, theory of computable functions, mathematical games and puzzles, and Eastern philosophy
Paul Vincent Spade
Professor Emeritus
spade at indiana.edu Medieval philosophy, particularly late medieval logic and semantic theory

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Recently Deceased Faculty

Faculty Member Obituary
George Nakhnikian (1920-2012) George Nakhnikian was appointed Chair of the department in 1968 and deserves much of the credit for the department's subsequent rise to national and international prominence. He retired from IU in 1987. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Harvard, and after serving with the United States Army in Europe in the Second World War, he returned to Harvard to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy. His scholarly work in philosophy focused on several great historical figures and on various problems in contemporary moral theory. In addition to his Introduction to Philosophy, published in 1967, he edited or co-edited two important anthologies, Morality and the Language of Conduct (1963) and Bertrand Russell's Philosophy (1974). His last article was published as recently as 2004.

He died on Monday afternoon, July 30, 2012, at age 91.

A Memory Book is available from the department memorial held on April 19th, 2013.

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Adjunct Faculty

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
Colin Allen
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
Goodbody 113
855-8916
colallen at indiana.edu
Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Animal Cognition
Barry L. Bull
Professor of Education
W.W. Wright Education Building Room 4240
856-8377
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Moral status and justification of the education enterprise and of particular education policies
Jordi Cat
Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
Goodbody 130
855-8806
jcat at indiana.edu
Physics, Unity of Science, Application of Mathematics, Application of Mathematics, History of Philosophy of Science, Visual and Material Culture and Cognition
Judy Failer
Associate Professor of Political Science
Woodburn Hall 210
855-6308
jfailer at indiana.edu
intersection of public law, political philosophy, and ethics and public policy
Amit Hagar
Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
Goodbody 120
855-2541
hagara at indiana.edu
Statistical & Quantum Mechanics, Time, Quantum Information & Computing
Douglas Hofstadter
College Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science
CRCC, 510 N. Fess Ave
855-6965
dughof at indiana.edu
Cognitive science, computers, artificial intelligence, creativity, intelligence, psychology, thought process
Jeffrey Isaac
Rudy Professor of Political Science
Woodburn Hall 210
855-8605
isaac at indiana.edu
Contemporary challenges to democratic politics
Daniel M. Leivant
Professor of Computer Science
Lindley Hall 201A
855-6221
leivant at cs.indiana.edu
Theory of computing, theory of programming languages, mathematical logic and foundations of mathematics
Elisabeth Lloyd
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
Goodbody Hall 130
855-3195
ealloyd at indiana.edu
Biology, Models
Luise Prior McCarty
Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education
W.W. Wright Education Building Room 4236
856-8385
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Philosophy of Education
Richard B. Miller
Professor of Religious Studies
Sycamore Hall 221
855-0261
miller3 at indiana.edu
Christian ethics; social and cultural criticism
Lawrence S. Moss
Professor of Mathematics
Rawles Hall 323
855-8281
lmoss at indiana.edu
Applied logic, coalgebra, natural logic, epistemic logic
William Rasch
Professor of Germanic Studies
Ballantine Hall 654
855-7947
wrasch at indiana.edu
German philosophical tradition, especially social and political theory
Jutta Schickore
Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
jschicko at indiana.edu Life Sciences, Scientific Practice, History of Philosophy of Science
Brian Schrag
Associate Professor, Retired Executive Director of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
bschrag at indiana.edu Practical and Professional Ethics, research ethics
Aaron Stalnaker
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
astalnak at indiana.edu Comparative religious ethics, Chinese and Christian thought, moral philosophy, theories and philosophy of religion
John Walbridge
Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Culture
Goodbody Hall 222
855-8689
jwalbrid at indiana.edu
Islamic philosophy; Islamic intellectual history, emphasis on the cultural role of philosophy and science

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Emeritus Adjunct Faculty

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
James G. Hart
Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Sycamore Hall 007
855-8089
hart at indiana.edu
Philosophy of Religion; Philosophical Theology; Peace and Conflict studies
Oscar Kenshur
Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Adjunct Professor Emeritus of English and Philosophy
okenshur at indiana.edu Interrelations between literature and philosophy
Noretta Koertge
Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science
koertge at indiana.edu Philosophy of Science
Gerald J. Larson
Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
glarson at indiana.edu Indian Philosophy; Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion; History of Religions

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests Office Hours
Wiebke Deimling
Postdoctoral Fellow
Sycamore Hall 011
wdeimlin at indiana.edu
Kant and Early Modern Philosophy, Ethics and Aesthetics T, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Librarian for Philosophy

Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
Catherine Minter
Assistant Librarian for Germanic Studies, French & Italian, Philosophy, Classical Studies, and Linguistics.
(812) 855-1702
cjminter at indiana.edu
German literature and intellectual history of the 18th and 19th centuries; history of librarianship