Faculty Areas of Specialization
Faculty in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities have expertise in a wealth of diverse areas, including:
Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Arabic Philosophy, Stoicism, Plato, Aristotle, Ancient Science - Ian Hensley
- Medieval Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy - Keith Green, Ian Hensley
- 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy including Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Post-Structuralism - Leslie MacAvoy
- Metaphysics, Epistemology - David Harker, Ian Hensley, Brandon Holter
- Classical and Modern Political Philosophy, Marxism, Globalism and Global Justice, Populism and Nationalism - Michael Allen
- Social and Political Philosophy - Michael Allen, Brandon Holter, Leslie MacAvoy, Paul Tudico
- Moral Psychology - Allen Coates, Keith Green
- Ethical Theory, Moral Responsibility, Metaethics - Allen Coates
- Ethics - Allen Coates, Keith Green, Leslie MacAvoy
- Applied Ethics - Allen Coates, Paul Tudico
- Philosophy of Religion, Ethics of Religion - Keith Green
- Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology - David Harker, Brandon Holter
- Symbolic Logic - David Harker
Practical Reason - Allen Coates, Paul Tudico
- Philosophy of Mind - Brandon Holter
- Philosophy of Law - Leslie MacAvoy, Paul Tudico
- Public/Population Health Ethics - Michael Allen
- Bioethics - Keith Green, Paul Tudico
- Philosophies of Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience - Michael Allen
- Environmental Philosophy - Brandon Holter
- Animal Ethics and Animal Resistance - Michael Allen
- Feminist Philosophies - Leslie MacAvoy
- Free Will - David Harker
- Philosophical Issues related to Hate - Keith Green
- Disinformation - David Harker
- Faculty News
Michael Allen was interviewed in a recent podast by the Metta Center for Nonviolence regarding his work in Gandhian economics. The audio as well as a transcript can be found here.
- Faculty Publications
Allen, Michael (with Emily Patterson-Kane and Jennifer Edie). Rethinking the American Animal Rights Movement. (New York: Routledge, 2021).
Allen, Michael. “The Logic of Populism and the Politics of Strongmen” in New Populism and Responses in the 21 Century: An Encyclopedia, eds J. Dean, J. CC, M. Deshpande (Springer, forthcoming).
Allen, Michael. “Gandhi’s Economics and the “Defund the Police” Movement: Solving our Crises of Poverty, Participation, and Character” (with Sanjay Lal), The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacificism and Nonviolence, 19:2 (2020).
Allen, Michael. “Techno-Satyagraha: Integrating Economics and Life-Goals through Gandhi’s ‘Back and Forth’ Method between Capitalists and Socialism” The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacificism and Nonviolence, 19:2 (2020).
Allen, Michael. “Gandhi and the Romans: On the Interrelationships of Cosmos, Memory, Founding, Violence, and Freedom in the Pax Gandhiana/Romana,” Journal of Dharma, 45:1 (2020), 29-50.
Green, Keith. “Love, Hatred, and Self-preservation in Descartes’ Passions of the Soul and Spinoza’s theory of
the Affects,” Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica, CXII (2020), 2, pp. 425-442.
Hensley, Ian. “The Physics of Stoic Cosmogony.” Forthcoming in Apeiron. Published online ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2018-0097
Hensley, Ian. “The Physics of Pneuma in Early Stoicism,” in The Concept of Pneuma after Aristotle, edited by Sean Coughlin, David Leith, and Orly Lewis (Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2020), 171–201.
Hensley, Ian. “Stoic Epistemology,” in The Routledge Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy, edited by Kelly Arenson (New York: Routledge, 2020), 137–147.
MacAvoy, Leslie. "Logos, Perception, and the Ontological Function of Discourse in Phenomenology: A Theme from Heidegger's Reading of Aristotle." Language and Phenomenology. Edited by Chad Engelland. Routledge, 2021. 115-131.