Faculty

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Simon Blackburn
Distinguished Research Professor
108B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-2611 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of ethics, modern philosophy, philosophy of the emotions

geoffrey brennan
Distinguished Research Professor
Co-Director, Duke-UNC Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program
108B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-2611 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

moral theory, political philosophy, economics, rationality

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Kenan Distinguished Professor
214B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3326 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

history of philosophy, metaethics, moral theory, political philosophy

Thomas Hofweber
Professor
105F Caldwell Hall
(919) 843-4501 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics

Matthew Kotzen
Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Associate Professor
Associate Chair
102B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-2486 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

epistemology, philosophy of science, formal epistemology, practical reason

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Theda Perdue Distinguished Professor
Department Chair
101B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3324 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

philosophy of science (including philosophy of physics and philosophy of biology), metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of math

mariska leunissen
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
104 Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-2280 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

ancient philosophy, with special interests in Aristotelian natural philosophy, philosophy of science and virtue ethics

douglas maclean
Professor
202B Caldwell Hall
(919) 843-4500 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

moral and political philosophy, including moral theory, practical ethics, and philosophy and public policy; current research focuses on connections between values and risk and issues in environmental ethics

Merino-Rajme, Carla, Resized
Assistant Professor
207G Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-0176 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

philosophy of mind, metaphysics

alan nelson
Harold J. Glass USAF Distinguished Term Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
109C Caldwell Hall
(919) 780-4558 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

early modern philosophy, history of analytic philosophy

ram neta
Professor
Director of Placement
204 Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3321 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

epistemology

la paul
Eugene G. Falk Distinguished Professor
Director of Graduate Admissions
212 Caldwell Hall
Areas of special interest:

Metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science, focusing on questions concerning transformative experience, decision theory, the nature of the self, time, temporal experience, mereology, causation, and identity

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Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Law
112A Caldwell Hall
(919) 819-0924 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

philosophy of law, political philosophy, history of legal and political philosophy: medieval to modern (Aquinas to Kant), Hume

CDC reeve
Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor
112C Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3318 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle

roberts
Professor
215B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-4885 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

laws of nature, interpretations of probability, induction, time travel

russell
Professor
Interim Associate Chair
203 Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3327 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

philosophy of logic and language, epistemology

Sayre McCord
Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor
Director, UNC Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program
201 Caldwell Hall
(919) 627-1403 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

metaethics, moral theory, history of philosophy (especially Hume and Smith), epistemology

Shafer-Landau, Resized
Professor
Director, The Parr Center for Ethics
207A Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3317 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

moral philosophy and metaethics

Wolf
Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor
109B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3315 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

moral psychology, moral theory, and their close relations in philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, political philosophy, aesthetics

Worsnip, Alex, Resized
Assistant Professor

202A Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3320 (phone)
aworsnip@unc.edu
Personal Homepage

Areas of special interest:

epistemology, normativity, rationality, metaethics, related parts of philosophy of language and mind

Adjunct Faculty



james lesher
Professor
112B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-4570 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

ancient Greek philosophy, especially Presocratic philosophy

rebecca walker
Associate Professor of Social Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
333 MacNider Hall (Bioethics Center)
Areas of special interest:

bioethics, animal ethics, methods of practical ethics, distributive justice, virtue ethics

Faculty Fellows & Lecturers



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Research Assistant Professor
108A Caldwell Hall
(805) 280-8443 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

ethics, political philosophy, political economy

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Research Assistant Professor

10 Caldwell Hall
(919) 843-2039 (phone)
amyeberg@unc.edu
Personal Homepage

Areas of special interest:

moral and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, philosophy of law

Brown, Brookes, Resized 2
Research Assistant Professor
207E Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-1150 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

political philosophy, ethics, legal theory, moral epistemology

Das, Nilanjan, FA16, Resized2
Postdoctoral Fellow

214A Caldwell
(919) 962-3316 (phone)
ndas@email.unc.edu
Personal Homepage

Areas of special interest:

epistemology, ethics, Classical Indian Philosophy in Sanskrit

Falkenberg, Dana, Resized
Visiting Lecturer
210A Caldwell Hall
Areas of special interest:

moral philosophy, history of moral philosophy, social and political philosophy

Glazier, Martin, Resized 2
Postdoctoral Fellow
109A Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3313 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics

yoaav-issacs
Research Assistant Professor

11 Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-9553 (phone)
yisaacs@email.unc.edu

Areas of special interest:

decision theory, epistemology, game theory, philosophy of religion

Maguire, Barry, FA14, Updated2
Research Assistant Professor
215C Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3314 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

political philosophy, ethics, metaethics, related issues in metaphysics and epistemology

Pettit, Dean, Resized2
Visiting Lecturer
215A Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-2786 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

philosophy of language, philosophy of linguistics, semantics, epistemology

Sauret, Wesley, Resized
Visiting Lecturer
Areas of special interest:

philosophy of mind, cognitive science, philosophy of science, epistemology

Sebo, Jeff2, Resized
Research Assistant Professor
Associate Director, The Parr Center for Ethics
207B Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-3661 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

moral philosophy, social philosophy, political philosophy, bioethics, animal ethics, environmental ethics

Steven Swartzer
Lecturer & Outreach Coordinator
207H Caldwell
(919) 962-3329 (phone)
Areas of special interest:

metaethics and moral psychology, pre-college philosophy, punishment

Wilson, Caspar, FA16, Resized2
Visiting Lecturer

12A Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-9554 (phone)
casparwilson@unc.edu

Areas of special interest:

metaphysics, philosophy of language, formal logic, philosophy of mind, history of analytic philosophy

wittwer
Visiting Lecturer

12A Caldwell Hall
(919) 962-9554 (phone)
silvan.wittwer@unc.edu

Areas of special interest:

metaethics, epistemology