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Robyn Bluhm

Associate Professor
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Philosophy of Neuroscience, 
Philosophy of Medicine

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Stephen L. Esquith

Professor & Dean of RCAH 
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Philosophy of Law,  
Moral and Political Philosophy

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Fred Gifford

Professor 
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Philosophy of Science,  
Philosophy of Ethics of Health Care, 
Health Care Ethics and Development 

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Todd Hedrick

Associate Professor 
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Social & Political Philosophy,  
Critical Theory, Philosophy of Law 

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Chris Long

Professor
 Dean of the College of Arts & Letters

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Ancient Greek,  
Contemporary Continental Philosophy

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John McClendon

Professor  
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History of Philosophy,
Philosophy of Race, 
Social & Political Philosophy


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Debra Nails

Professor emerita
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Ancient Greek Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy

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Michael O'Rourke

Professor
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Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Language
Interdisciplinary Theory 
Epistemology, Philosophy of Action

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James E. Roper

Associate Professor 
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Philosophy of Science,
Social & Political Philosophy
Business Ethics 

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Paul B. Thompson

Professor
Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food, & Community Ethics
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Agricultural Ethics,
Environmental Philosophy,
Philosophy of Technology,
Continental Philosophy

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Sean Valles

Assistant Professor 
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Philosophy of Medicine
Philosophy of Biology
 

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Kristie Dotson

Associate Professor 
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Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy  
Philosophy & Race, Africana Philosophy

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Matt Ferkany

Assistant Professor 
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Environmental Philosophy, Ethics  
Philosophy of Education

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David Godden

Assistant Professor 
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Argumentation Theory,  
Epistemology, 
History & Philosophy of Logic 

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Hilde Lindemann

Professor 
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Feminist Philosophy,  
Bioethics, Moral Philosophy 

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Christian Lotz

Professor 
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Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics  
Marxism,
Critical Theory

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Matthew W. McKeon

Associate Professor
Chair of the Philosophy Department

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Epistemology, Metaphysics  
Logic & Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mathematics

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Jamie Lindemann Nelson

Professor
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Ethics
Philosophy & Ethics of Healthcare

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Frederick Rauscher

Professor
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Kant, German Idealism
Early Modern, Ethics 
Political Philosophy

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Lisa H. Schwartzman

Associate Professor
Director of the Graduate Program
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Feminist Philosophy, 
Social & Political Philosophy
Ethics

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Tom Tomlinson

Professor
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Ethics,
Philosophy & Ethics of Healthcare
  



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Kyle Powys Whyte

Associate Professor 
Timnick Chair in the Humanities
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Environmental Justice,
Climate Justice,
American Indian Philosophy

Affiliated Faculty

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Kevin Elliot

Associate Professor 
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Philosophy of Science
Environmental & Research Ethics,
Philosophy of Environmental Justice

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Robert T. Pennock

Professor
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Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Biology,
Cognitive Science
Science & Ethics

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Gretel A. Van Wieren

Assistant Professor, 
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Environmental Ethics,
Religion & Nature, Ecological Restoration,
Children & Nature, Food Ethics

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Ann Mongoven

Assistant Professor
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Public Health Ethics,
Health Care Justice,
Democratic Deliberation of Bioethical Issues

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Benjamin Pollock

Associate Professor, 
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Modern Jewish Philosophy
Nineteenth & Twentieth Century
Continental Thought,
Philosophy of Religion

Post-Doctoral Fellows

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Brian Robinson

Research Associate, 
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Ethics,
Philosophy of Language,
Philosophy of Science

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Stephanie E. Vasko

Post-Doctoral Fellow 
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Department of Philosophy &
AgBio Research

Visiting Faculty

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John Grey

Visiting Professor, 
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Early Modern Philosophy
Metaphysics & Epistemology

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Emily Katz

Visiting Professor 
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Ancient Philosophy

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Sandra Harding

Distinguished Affiliate Professor 
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Feminist Theory, Postcolonial Theory
Epistemology, Philosophy of Science
Research Methodology

Instructors

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James Lambert

Instructor, 
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Social & Political Philosophy

 

 

Office Staff

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Office

Joy Franks

Administrative Assistant

franksj@msu.edu

504A SKH OFC # 355-4492 Fax # 432-1320

Patricia Miller

Graduate Secretary

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503 SKH OFC # 355-4490 Fax # 432-1320

Julie Eckinger

 

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CARRS 131 Natural Resources OFC # 432-0317 Fax # 353-8994

 

Emeriti

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Judith Andre

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Peter Asquith

asquith@msu.edu

Al Cafagna

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Marilyn Frye

fryem@msu.edu

Richard Hall

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Joseph Hanna

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Donald Koch

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Rhoda Kotzin

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Charles McCracken

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Bruce Miller

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Ronald Suter

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Hal Walsh

 

Barbara Abbott

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Martin Benjamin

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Richard Peterson

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