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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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Leonard M. Fleck

Professor 
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Medical Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Deliberative Democracy
Health Care Policy

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David Godden

Assistant Professor 
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Argumentation Theory 
Epistemology
History & Philosophy of Logic 

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Emily Katz

Assistant Professor 
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Ancient Greek Philosophy

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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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Xhercis Méndez

Assistant Professor
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Women of Color and Decolonial
Feminisms, Sexuality Studies
Afro-Latinx/diasporic Religion and Philosophies

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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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Frederick Rauscher

Professor
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Kant, German Idealism
Early Modern, Ethics 
Political Philosophy

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Elena Ruíz

Assistant Professor
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Political Philosophy
Critical Social Theory
Feminist Philosophy
(Decolonial and Latina Feminism)

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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

Associate Professor 
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Philosophy of Medicine
Philosophy of Biology
 Health Equity in Marginalized Populations

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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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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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Catherine Kendig

Assistant Professor
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Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy and History of Science
Metaphysics

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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

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Jamie Lindemann Nelson

Professor
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Ethics
Philosophy & Ethics of Healthcare

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Tacuma Peters

Assistant Professor
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Africana Philosophy
Caribbean Philosophy
   Social and Political Thought

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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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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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Climate/Environmental Justice
Settler Colonial Theory
Indigenous Philosophy

Affiliated Faculty

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Kevin Elliott

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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Ann Mongoven

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

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Gretel A. Van Wieren

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

Post-Doctoral Fellows

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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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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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Contact

Office

Joy Franks

Administrative Assistant

franksj@msu.edu

355-4492

Fax: 432-1320

504A South Kedzie Hall

Patricia Miller

Graduate Secretary

sudorows@msu.edu

355-4490

Fax: 432-1320

503 South Kedzie Hall

Julie Eckinger

Administrative Assistant

to the W.K. Kellogg Chair

in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics

jeckinger@msu.edu

432-0317

Fax: 353-8994

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Emeriti

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E-mail

Barbara Abbott

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Judith Andre

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Peter Asquith

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Martin Benjamin

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Al Cafagna

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Marilyn Frye

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Richard Hall

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Joseph Hanna

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Donald Koch

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Rhoda Kotzin

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Hilde Lindemann

hlinde@msu.edu

Charles McCracken

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Bruce Miller

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Debra Nails

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Richard Peterson

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Ronald Suter

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Hal Walsh

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