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Peck Hall, Room 3207
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Ph.D. in philosophy, Washington University, 2007.
Teaching Interests: ancient Greek and Roman philosophy; ethics, especially biomedical ethics and ethical theory.
Research Interests: Research Interests: ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, particularly Aristotelian and Socratic ethics. Cashen's research focuses on the relationship between ancient and contemporary conceptions of well-being and happiness. Recent publications include "The Ugly, the Lonely, and the Lowly: Aristotle on the External Goods," “Happiness, Eudaimonia, and Descriptive Adequacy,” and “Cephalus and Euthydemus: Plato on Money and Virtue”.
Other: Considering a major in Philosophy? Dr. Cashen is SIUE's Mentor Coordinator.
Peck Hall, Room 1214
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Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1991
Teaching Interests: contemporary European philosophy, ethics, feminist philosophy and philosophy of law.
Research Interests: Representative publications include Emotion, Depth and Flesh, A Study of Sensitive Space-Reflections on Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Embodiment (SUNY Press, 1993); Merleau-Pont and Environmental Philosophy: Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought, co-edited with William S. Hamrick (SUNY Press, 2007); "Sense and Affectivity in Merleau-Ponty: in Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts (Acumen, 2008); "The Philosopher and Her Shadow: Irigaray's Reading of Merleau-Ponty,"Philosophy Today, 2004; "Animals and the Concept of Dignity: Critical Reflections on a Circus Performance" Ethics and the Environment, 2002; "Embodying Perceptions of Death" in Chiasms: Merleau-Ponty and the Problem of the Flesh (SUNY Press, 2000); "Sexuality Situated: Beauvoir on 'Frigidity'" in Hypatia, 1999; "Reflections on Male Bashing", National Women's Studies Association Journal, 1995, and "Women and Welfare: Ethical Aspects of Aid to Families with Dependent Children" Public Affairs Quarterly, 1995.
Peck Hall, Room 0204
firstname.lastname@example.org / 618-650-5449
MBA, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
MA in Philosophy, University of Missouri- St. Louis
Teaching Interests: Critical thinking/reasoning courses (such as Reasoning & Argumentation), any introductory courses with first-time philosophy students (such as Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics), interdisciplinary courses with students who are non-philosophy majors (such as Business Ethics).
Research Interests: Critical thinking/reasoning, applied ethics (including business, distributive and environmental), philosophy of economics and any areas of intersection between them.
Other: Member of the American Philosophical Association and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers; member of the SIUE community since 2002; personal homepage is here.
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Peck Hall, Room 3211
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Ph.D. Tulane University, 1999
Teaching Interests: history of philosophy (especially early modern philosophy), metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, philosophy of biology.
Research Interests:early modern philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophy of biology, with particular interest in natural kinds. Representative publications include: "Locke's Theory of Classification," British Journal for the History of Philosophy, May 2003; "On the Metaphysics of Species," Philosophy of Science, April 2004; "Identity and Distinction in Spinoza's Ethics" (with Ron Sandler), Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, June 2005; "Species Concepts and Natural Goodness" (with Ron Sandler), Carving Nature at the Joints, MIT Press, 2011, and "Biological-Mereological Coincidence," Philosophical Studies, November 2012.
Peck Hall, Room 0224
firstname.lastname@example.org / (618) 650-3428
M.A. SIUE , 1984
Teaching Interests: death and dying, critical thinking, and ethics.
Research Interests: Medical Ethics and the Tuskegee Experiment. His graduate work was concentrated in the area of American Philosophy - specifically John Dewey and George Herbert Mead.
Other: Ray Darr recently completed an Associates of Technology degree at Vatterott College in Computer Electronics and Networking Technology. Visit his personal homepage here.
Peck Hall, Room 2218
email@example.com / (618) 650-2175Ph.D., Binghamton University, 2012
Research Interests: Muslim-American identity within a framework of feminist and race theory; Virtue ethics; Social and Political; and Non-ideal theory. Her recent publications include two forthcoming articles, one on gendered space allocation at two of the most holy Islamic sites (appearing in Hypatia) and another that examines the character of a physician independent of the teleological goals of medicine (in Journal of Medical Humanities). Other Recently published works include: "Liberalism and the Muslim-American Predicament" in Social Theory and Practice (2014), "Muslim-American Scripts" in Hypatia (2013) and "Presence of Mind" in Social Philosophy Today (2012).
Teaching Interests: Islamic Thought, Philosophy of Race, World Religion, Feminist Theory (all with special emphasis on the social and political), and Critical Thinking.
Other: Dr. Fatima is also the current web admin for the Philosophy Department website. She is also a part of (and the web admin of) the Asian Studies Program (http://www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/asianstudies/index.shtml). You can find her personal homepage here.
Peck Hall, Room 3210
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Ph.D. Georgetown University 2013
Teaching Interests: History of Philosophy (Modern), philosophy of science, philosophy of mind/cognitive science, issues related to non-human animals, metaphysics
Research Interests: Early Modern views of cognition and non-human animals, scientific explanation, information/information science
Other: Dr. Fry has a personal homepage.
Peck Hall, Room 2211
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Ph.D. University of Hawai'i, 1994
Research Associate, American Indian Studies Research Institute and the Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington.
SIUE Hoppe Research Professor, 2013/14, 2014/15
Organizational Leadership Award, Center for Spirituality & Sustainability at SIUE, 2009
University Teaching Distinction Award, 2007
Teaching Interests: Comparative philosophy, American Indian Studies, Asian Studies, Religious Studies, Reasoning and Argumentation.
Research Interests: Native North Pacific Coast culture, history, philosophy, and language preservation/revitalization. South Asian philosophy and religion: Classical Yoga, Āyurvedic medical philosophy, and social philosophy.
Professor Fields has the following publications forthcoming: Sacred Breath: Pacific Northwest Medicine Teachings, Stories, and Epics with Johnny Moses, Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish (University of Nebraska Press) and “Women’s Leadership in the Lummi Nation,” digital archive with article: “My Dear Ones: Remember Everything: The Life and Works of Pauline Hillaire, Lummi (1929-2016)” in Women and Social Movements in Modern Empire to 1820 (SUNY-Binghamton and Alexander Street).
He has recently published with National Heritage Fellow Pauline Hillaire: Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother Speaks on American Indian History and the Future (2016) with the media companion “A Century of Coast Salish History” and A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire with the media companion, "Coast Salish Totem Poles” (2013), all with the University of Nebraska Press.
Selected publications concerning South Asia include Religious Therapeutics: Body and Health in Yoga, Āyurveda, and Tantra (SUNY, 2001; Delhi: Motilal, 2002), and the analytic index to The Sanskrit Language (2004, 2010). Professor Fields' publications and abstracts are available here.
Other: Professor Fields was the founding faculty advisor of SIUE's minor in Religious Studies. He is one of the faculty members who founded SIUE's minor in Native American Studies and he teaches courses for the minor in Asian Studies. Fields is a member of SIUE's Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship Center (IRIS). Fields has served for two decades in various capacities (and as a member of the Advisory Council since 2014), at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability, which is dedicated to expanding the potential of the geosphere designed by Buckminster Fuller on the SIUE campus as a center of intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and fellowship. http://fullerdome.org/
Peck Hall, Room 3231
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Ph.D. University of Tennessee, 2012
Teaching Interests: Applied ethics, particularly medical and business ethics; death and dying, particularly as it pertains to euthanasia, and critical thinking.
Research Interests: Theories of just health distribution; distributive justice generally, especially as it relates to socialized structures of oppression; the ethics of euthanasia; the ethics of pharmaceutical marketing; and the ethics of enhancement technologies, especially as it pertains to the impact of psycho-pharmaceuticals on personal identity, freedom and moral responsibility.
Peck Hall, Room 2207
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Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara, 1998
Research Interests: Professor Larkin's research is primarily focused on two projects in contemporary analytic epistemology: (a) using a certain pragmatic norm of assertion to undermine contextualists, closure-deniers, and skeptics; and (b) analyzing warrant in terms of a particular belief's cognitive consequences rather than its manner of production. Some publications representative of other ongoing research interests include "Shoemaker on Moore's Paradox and Self-Knowledge" in Philosophical Studies, and "Persons, Animals, and Bodies" in Southwest Philosophical Review.
Teaching Interests: logic, the history of early analytic philosophy, and interdisciplinary courses on war and peace and global problems.
Other: Dr. Larkin has a personal homepage.
Peck Hall, Room 2203
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Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
Research Interests: Public philosophy, the philosophy of logic (especially paradoxes), metaphysics (especially mind, time and change), and epistemology (especially skepticism). Representative publications include “Writing Philosophy for the Public is a Moral Obligation”, Essays in Philosophy, Jan 2014; “Dialetheism and the Graphic Liar”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, March 2012; “Moments of Change”, Acta Analytica, February 2012; “Darwin’s Doubt Defended: Why Evolution Supports Skepticism”, Philosophical Papers, March 2011; and “Seriously Funny: Mockery as a Political Weapon” in The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy, edited by Jason Holt, Blackwell Publishing, August 2013.
Teaching Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Media Ethics and Reasoning and Argumentation.
Peck Hall, Room 3213
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Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University in 2007
Research Interests: Professor Lueck's research focuses on issues in contemporary Continental philosophy, especially as they pertain to ethics. At present, he is particularly interested in rearticulating some of the central concepts of Kantian ethics with reference to the work of such philosophers as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Serres, and Jean- Luc Nancy. Representative publications include "Toward a Serresean Reconceptualization of Kantian Respect," Philosophy Today, 2008; "Kant's Fact of Reason as Source of Normativity," Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, 2009; and "The Event of Sense in Lyotard's Discours, figure", The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 2010.
Peck Hall, Room 1216
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M.A. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Research Interests: Philosophical Interest include a wide range of topics in analytic philosophy especially in epistemology and the philosophy of religion. He wrote his thesis on the topic of Alvin Plantinga and Gettier cases.
Teaching Interests: He is particularly interested in teaching Critical Thinking and Deductive Logic.
Other: He is a member of the American Philosophical Association and the Society of Christian Philosophers.
Peck Hall, Room 2212
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PhD University of Washington 2007
Research Interests: Professor Pearson's primary research interests lie in the philosophy of biology, especially issues related to developmental biology. Professor Pearson also has research interests in environmental ethics as well as questions pertaining to the relationship between science and religion.
Teaching Interests: Professor Pearson's regularly teaches classes in the philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, and environmental ethics.
Peck Hall, Room 2208
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Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2010
Teaching Interests: applied ethics of any stripe as well as science and technology studies; philosophy of memory; medical ethics with special attention to interactions between clinical personnel and between the clinic and society; critical thinking and informal logic; medicalization and shifting definitions of disease; philosophical critiques of gender/sex and related value systems.
Research Interests: ethics of memory; ethical implications of medicalization and shifting definitions of disease; global bioethics; ethics of pandemic/epidemic response; developing world bioethics; philosophical analysis of parenting and domestic labor; clinical ethical issues for transgender patients; ethical issues raised by medical technology transfers between professions and across cultural/national borders.
Other: Dr. Reiheld was a member of the APA Committee for Pre-college Instruction in Philosophy and is on the editorial board of (formerly co-editor of) the journal Questions: Philosophy With Children. Questions publishes original philosophical work by pre-college students K-12.Dr. Reiheld also sits on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics and is a regular contributor to IJFAB's scholarly blog (http://www.ijfab.org/blog/). She is also a member of the Women's Studies interdisciplinary program at SIUE. You can find her CV here.
Peck Hall, Room 0228
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M.A. SIUE ,1990
Research Interests: Ed's thesis was a translation and commentary of a Latin document attributed by some to Ockham. Research interests include Ockham, Scotus, John of Salisbury, and C.S. Peirce as well.
Teaching Interests: critical thinking, ethics, symbolic logic, philosophy of human nature, and philosophy of religion. Ed enjoys reading medieval Latin texts.
Peck Hall, Room 3232
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Ph.D., Rice University, 2009
Research Interests: Professor Schunke comes to the SIUE Philosophy Department after earning his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Rice University. His research focuses on the relationship between philosophy and religion, particularly as it has been dealt with in the philosophical method of phenomenology. He examines the possibility of a phenomenology of religion by engaging both the works of thinkers such as Martin Heidegger and Jean-Luc Marion and current debates surrounding the nature of religious experience and the academic study of religion. His latest work, an article entitled "Apophatic Abuse: Misreading Heidegger's Critique of Ontotheology," appeared in Philosophy Today .
Teaching Interests: Philosophy of Religion, World Religions, Christian Thought, and Modern Jewish Thought.
Other: Dr. Schunke is currently the Religious Studies Minor Advisor.
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Peck Hall, Room 3212
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Peck Hall, Room 2208
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D. Phil. Oxford University, 1995
Teaching Interests: social and political philosophy, nineteenth century philosophy, Marxism, ancient philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics, physics, and biology.
Research Interests: He is the author of Hegel: The Logic of Self-Consciousness and the Legacy of Subjective Freedom (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999) and the co-author, with Enver Kisriev, of Dagestan: Russian Hegemony and Islamic Resistance in the North Caucasus (M.E. Sharp, 2009). He has published numerous articles on Hegel's philosophy, and on the politics and religion of the North Caucasus region.
Other: He has published in journals including The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, History of Political Thought, The Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, Post-Soviet Affairs, Europe-Asia Studies, Central Asian Studies, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Current History, The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, Global Dialogue, The Review of Higher Education, and The New Review. His articles have also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The International Herald Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United Press International, Pravda, The Moscow Times, The St. Petersburg Times, The Russia Journal, The Hindu, Asia Times, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, The Central Asia Caucasus Analyst, and many others. He has been an invited speaker at meetings, lectures, and seminars worldwide, has testified before US Congressional Committees, and has been an invited speaker at the White House. He has a personal homepage.