Philosophy Program

Philosophy Faculty



Core Faculty

The Philosophy Department is composed of faculty whose appointments are directly in the department. Charles Young, Patricia Easton, and Masahiro Yamada hold faculty appointments in the department.

Masahiro Yamada, Chair, Philosophy Department
masahiro.yamada@cgu.edu

Patricia Easton, Philosophy
patricia.easton@cgu.edu

Charles Young, Philosophy
charles.young@cgu.edu

 

Active Faculty of the Claremont Colleges

Students in the Philosophy Department may work with members of the humanities and social science faculty at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Scripps College, and the Claremont School of Theology. This is a list of appointed faculty who have actively worked with our students:

Ahmed Alwishah, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Pitzer College
Islamic Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Islamic Theology

Yuval Avnur, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Scripps College
Epistemology, Early Modern Philosophy

Tad Beckman, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Harvey Mudd College
Philosophy of Science, Environmental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy (especially Nietzsche and Heidegger), Social Philosophy (especially Critical Theory), Indigenous People of the Western United States (especially California)

Philip Clayton, Ingraham Professor of Theology & Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Claremont School of Theology
Metaphysics, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Theology

Stephen Davis, Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Roland Faber, Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor of Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology
Philosophy of Religion, Whitehead, Process Theology

Michael Green, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Pomona College
Political Philosophy, Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy

Paul Hurley, Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
Ethics, Metaethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law

Brian Keeley, Professor of Philosophy, Pitzer College
Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Neuroethology of Animal Behavior

Amy Kind, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
Philosophy of Mind

James Kreines, Associate Professsor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
Kant, Hegel, Post-Kantian European Philosophy

Henry Krips, Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Humanities and Professor of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Cultural Studies, Contemporary European Philosophy, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, Foucault, Freud and Lacan, Philosophy of Science, Social Theory, Science Studies

Peter Kung, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Pomona College
Philosophy of Mind; Epistemology; Metaphysics

Richard McKirahan, Edwin Clarence Norton Professor of Classics and Professor of Philosophy, Pomona College
Ancient Greece; Greek Gods; Greek Literature; Greek Language; Ancient Philosophy

Anselm Min, Maguire Distinguished Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University
Aquinas, Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, Derrida, Classical American Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Laura Perini, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Pomona College
Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology

Dion Scott-Kakures, Mary W. and J. Stanley Johnson Chair in the Humanities & Professor of Philosophy, Scripps College
Philosophy of Mind, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy and Neuroscience, Foundations of Psychology Neuroscience

Julie Tannenbaum, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Pomona College
Ethical Theory, History of Ethics, Metaethics, Moral Psychology; Bioethics

Peter Thielke, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Pomona College
Kant, History of Modern Philosophy

Rivka Weinberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Scripps College
Ethics, particularly procreative ethics, Bioethics, Theories of Moral Obligation; Metaphysics of Birth and Death

Darryl Wright, Professor of Philosophy, Harvey Mudd College
Ethics

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