Regular Visiting Professors
Professor Alisa Bokulich
Professor of Philosophy & Director, Center for Philosophy & History of Science, Boston University
Alisa Bokulich received her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame’s Program in History and Philosophy of Science. She is the director of the Center for Philosophy & History of Science at Boston University (since 2010), where she also organizes the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science. Professor Bokulich is also an Associate Member of Harvard University’s History of Science Department. She has been the recipient of several grants from the National Science Foundation. She is currently working on a book on philosophical issues in the Earth Sciences. Professor Bokulich’s teaching at Boston University includes courses in the philosophy of science; philosophy of physics; gender, race and science; and science, technology, and values.
Professor Sandy Goldberg
Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University.
Sanford Goldberg is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University. He works in the areas of epistemology and the philosophy of mind and language. His most recent research covers themes in traditional epistemology (internalism vs. externalism, justification, evidence you should have had, epistemic luck, epistemic defeat, and skepticism) and social epistemology (testimony, disagreement, the nature of our epistemic reliance on others, and the nature of epistemic communities more generally). He is author of many articles and of several books, including Anti-Individualism: Mind and Language, Knowledge and Justification (Cambridge UP, 2007); Relying on Others: An Essay in Epistemology (OUP, 2010); Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech (OUP, 2015).
Professor John Greco
Leonard and Elizabeth Eslick Chair in Philosophy at Saint Louis University
John Greco holds the Leonard and Elizabeth Eslick Chair in Philosophy at Saint Louis University. He has published widely on virtue epistemology, skepticism, and Thomas Reid, including: Achieving Knowledge: A Virtue-theoretic Account of Epistemic Evaluation (Cambridge, 2010); Putting Skeptics in Their Place: The Nature of Skeptical Arguments and Their Role in Philosophical Inquiry (Cambridge, 2000); and “How to Reid Moore" (Philosophical QuarterlyI, 2002). He is the editor of American Philosophical Quarterly.
Professor Jakob Hohwy
Professor of Philosophy at Monash University in Melbourne
Jakob Hohwy is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He studied in Aarhus, Denmark, obtained his masters from St. Andrews, Scotland, and his PhD from the Australian National University. Jakob has established the Cognition and Philosophy Lab at Monash University, which conducts empirical experiments and theoretical explorations in philosophy of neuroscience. His approach is highly interdisciplinary, and he collaborates with neuroscientists, psychologists, and psychiatrists on topics such as the neural correlates of consciousness, bistable perception, multisensory integration in autism, and bodily self-awareness. He is the author of The Predictive Mind (OUP, 2013), which seeks to unify many aspects of cognition, perception and consciousness under the notion of prediction error minimization. Jakob is deputy editor of the new journal Neuroscience of Consciousness, published by OUP.
Professor Jonathan Kvanvig
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University
Jonathan Kvanvig is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University. His research interests are in metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of logic and language. He has written, among other books, Rationality and reflection (OUP, 2014) and Destiny and Deliberation (OUP, 2011). He also administers “Certain Doubts” (http://certaindoubts.com/), a weblog devoted to matters epistemic.
Professor Edouard Machery
Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh
Edouard Machery is Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His main research interests are in philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind and experimental philosophy. He published the book Doing without concepts (OUP, 2009).
Professor Sandra D. Mitchell
Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
Sandra D. Mitchell works on a broad range of topics in philosophy of science, philosophy of biology and social science including functional explanation, emergence, models and laws. Her research focuses on scientific explanations of complex behavior, including self-organized division of labor in social insets, psychiatric genetics, and, most recently, protein structure and function. She has been a visiting fellow at Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Bielefeld; the Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin; The Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin; and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne. Mitchell is the author of Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism (Cambridge University Press 2003) and Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity and Policy (Univ. Chicago Press, 2009). She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is currently serving as President of the Philosophy of Science Association (2017-2019).
Professor Margaret Morrison
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto
Margaret Morrison is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto where she teaches a broad range of topics in the philosophy of science and in the history of philosophy, especially Kant. Before taking up a position at the University of Toronto she held faculty positions at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). In 1995-6 she was a research fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and spent many years (1993-2003) as a research fellow at the Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences at the London School of Economics. In 2004 she was elected to the Leopoldina – the German National Academy of Science. Her monographs include Reconstructing Reality: Mathematics, Models and Simulation (Oxford UP, 2015).
Professor Angela Potochnik
Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Public Engagement with Science
Angela Potochnik is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Public Engagement with Science at the University of Cincinnati. Her research addresses the nature of science and its successes, the relationships between science and the public, and methods in population biology. She is the author of Idealization and the Aims of Science (2017) and coauthor of Recipes for Science (2018), an introduction to scientific methods and reasoning. She earned her PhD from Stanford University in 2007.
Professor Robert Rupert
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Robert Rupert is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He works in the philosophy of mind, the philosophical foundations of cognitive science, and in related areas of philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and metaphysics. His research focuses particularly on mental representation, concept acquisition, mental causation, situated cognition, group cognition, natural laws, and properties.
Professor Geoff Sayre-McCord
Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills
Geoff Sayre-McCord is Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills. He has published extensively on metaethics, moral theory, and the history of modern philosophy (especially Hume and Smith). Recently, his research has focused on the nature of normative concepts, on evolution and morality, and on Adam Smith’s theory of moral sentiments.
Professor Ernest Sosa
Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University
Ernest Sosa is Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University. His virtue epistemology has been developed in a series of publications, including “The Raft and the Pyramid” Midwest Studies (1980), Knowledge in Perspective (CUP, 1991), A Virtue Epistemology (OUP, 2007), Reflective Knowledge (OUP, 2009), Knowing Full Well (PUP, 2011), and Judgment and Agency (OUP, 2015).
Previous Regular Visiting Professors
Professor Janice DowellAssociate Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University
Janice Dowell is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University. Janice’s research interests are in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, metaethics, and philosophical methodology. Her current work is on the semantics and pragmatics of modal expressions, particularly deontic and epistemic modals.
Professor Connie RosatiProfessor of Philosophy at University of Arizona
Connie Rosati received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is currently a member of the faculty at the University of Arizona in Tucson, but she has previously taught at Rutgers, Northwestern, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Davis, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the University of San Diego Law School. Over the years, she has taught a variety of courses in ethics, political philosophy, law, and the philosophy of law. Her research interests lie principally in the foundations of ethics and in jurisprudential questions about constitutional interpretation and the objectivity of law.
Professor Jessica WilsonAssociate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto
Jessica Wilson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto; prior to 2005 she was William Wilhartz Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Wilson's research is primarily in metaphysics, metametaphysics, and epistemology, with applications to philosophy of mind and science. Wilson has also published extensively on how best to formulate physicalism and emergentism and associated intertheoretic relations. Another ongoing project concerns assessing ‘Hume's Dictum’, the thesis that there are no metaphysically necessary connections between distinct entities.