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Rebecca Copenhaver

Professor of Philosophy

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J.R. Howard Hall

“In teaching philosophy, I encourage people to love the power of their own minds. The mind, like the body, must be exercised and exercised through work. Philosophy is the most extreme of extreme sports.”

During my free time, I like to do philosophy, read non-fiction, watch police procedurals, cook, do all sorts of DIY projects, and drink wine with my husband, Greg Bauer, winemaker at Union Wine Company.

I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from Cornell University in 2002. My research is in Early Modern Philosophy and Philosophy of Mind. I have published in Philosophical Quarterly, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Journal for the History of Philosophy, British Journal for the History of Philosophy and theOxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the 18th Century. With Brian P. Copenhaver (UCLA), I co-authored From Kant to Croce: Modern Philosophy in Italy, 1800 – 1950. I am currently working on a piece on Thomas Reid’s theory of aesthetic perception and on another book about the history of Italian philosophy, co-authored with Brian P. Copenhaver.

Teaching

Rebecca Copenhaver is on sabbatical for Fall 2014. 

Professional Experience

Employment

  • Professor of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College, 2012 to present
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College, 2007 - 2012
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College, 2001 - 2007

Awards

  • Mellon Foundation Faculty Development Seminar, Crime and Punishment in Comparative Perspective, with Paul Powers, Reiko Hillyer, Todd Lochner, Dawn Odell and Cara Tomlinson  (Lewis & Clark College), 2012 - 2013
  • Faculty Student Collaborative Research Grant, “Multimodal Perception,” Lewis & Clark College with Bryce Dalbey, Summer 2011
  • Participant, Institute for the History of Philosophy, Vico and the Humanist Tradition, Emory University, June 6 – 17, 2011
  • Visiting Faculty, Colorado Summer Seminar for Undergraduates, 2008
  • Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar, Aesthetics of the Scottish Enlightenment and Beyond, University of St. Andrews, July 23 – August 10, 2007
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2004
  • The Graves Award, 2004
  • Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar, Consciousness and Intentionality,University of California, Santa Cruz, June 24 – August 2, 2002
  • Faculty and Student Collaborative Research Fellowship, with Grant Aaker, Lewis & Clark College, 2002
  • The Reid Project Director’s Prize, 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa, inducted 1994
  • Departmental Honors, University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Philosophy, 1993
  • Senior Thesis Honors, University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Philosophy, 1993

Research

My research is in Early Modern Philosophy and Philosophy of Mind. I have published in Philosophical Quarterly, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Journal for the History of Philosophy, British Journal for the History of Philosophy and the Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the 18th Century. With Brian P. Copenhaver (UCLA), I co-authored  From Kant to Croce: Modern Philosophy in Italy, 1800 – 1950 . I am currently working on a piece on Thomas Reid’s theory of aesthetic perception and on another book about the history of Italian philosophy, co-authored with Brian P. Copenhaver.

Articles

  • “Editor’s Introduction,” Mind, Knowledge and Action: Essays in Honor of Reid’s Tercentenary, ed. Todd Buras, Rebecca Copenhaver, Mind Occasional Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press), in preparation

Editorial

  • Mind, Knowledge and Action: Essays in Honor of Reid’s Tercentenary, with Todd Buras (Baylor University), Mind Association Occasional Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press), in preparation

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. 2001, M.A. 1998 Cornell University, B.A. 1993 University of California at Santa Cruz 

 

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Rebecca Copenhaver’s office is located in room 231 of John R. Howard Hall.

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