Faculty & Staff

  • Helena de Bres

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., Victoria University; M.A., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researches and teaches political and moral philosophy, with a focus on questions of distributive justice in global politics.

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  • Corinne A. Gartner

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Works on ancient Greek philosophy, with emphasis on ancient ethics and moral psychology.

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  • Erich Hatala Matthes

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Researches and teaches moral and political philosophy, environmental ethics, heritage ethics, and philosophy of art.

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  • Mary Kate McGowan

    Luella LaMer Professor of Women's Studies; Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Professor of metaphysics, philosophy of language and law; also teaches logic and various seminars.

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  • Alison G. McIntyre

    Virginia Onderdonk ’29 Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Main interests: philosophy of mind, moral theory, the history of moral philosophy, especially 18th-century British moral psychology.

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  • Eve Rabinoff

    Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy

    B.A., University of Guelph; M.A., St. John's College; Ph.D., Boston College

    An ancient philosopher working primarily on Aristotle’s ethics and moral psychology.

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  • Catherine Wearing

    Associate Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Researches at the intersection of philosophy of language and cognitive science, focusing especially on figurative language.

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  • Josuha M. Wood

    Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy

    B.A., University of Missouri (St. Louis, Pierre Laclede Honors College); Ph.D., Boston University

    My research concerns the history of early modern philosophy with an emphasis on theories of causation and the empiricist tradition.

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Faculty Emeriti

  • Maud Chaplin

    Professor Emerita of Philosophy

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  • Ann Congleton

    Professor Emerita of Philosophy

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Professor Emerita of the history of philosophy, particularly Plato and Aristotle and feminist theory.

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  • Ifeanyi A. Menkiti

    Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., Pomona College; M.S., Columbia University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Harvard University

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  • Ruth Anna Putnam

    Professor Emerita of Philosophy

    B.Sc. U.C.L.A., Ph.D. U.C.L.A.

    As an undergraduate Chemistry major, she fell in love with Philosophy of Science and later turned to other areas of Philosophy. 

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