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Edward Cushman

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Eddie Cushman’s research and advanced teaching in philosophy generally fall in the areas of epistemology (the theory of knowledge), philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. However, he has always derived great satisfaction from teaching Introduction to Philosophy, since it is here that many students get their first systematic exposure to some timeless and gripping questions about the human condition. Eddie is currently at work on series of papers in epistemology as well as a book-length introduction to analytic philosophy, largely based on teaching materials he has developed in a liberal arts setting.

I graduated with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. My dissertation Normativity, Naturalism, and Scepticism identifies ways in which a pre-theoretic conception of epistemic rationality shapes both the mind-body problem and the problem of the external world. My research interests lie in epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and some overlapping areas of value theory. My teaching interests extend to normative and applied ethics, philosophy of the social sciences, logic, and metaphysics.

Before coming to Lewis & Clark, he taught for five years in the Philosophy Department and the freshman Humanities Program at Reed College.

Teaching

Fall 2013 Courses

PHIL10-01 Logic

Analyses of arguments with an emphasis on formal analysis. Propositional and predicate calculus, deductive techniques, and translation into symbolic notation.

PHIL 101-02 Logic

Analyses of arguments with an emphasis on formal analysis. Propositional and predicate calculus, deductive techniques, and translation into symbolic notation.

Research

Eddie is currently at work on series of papers in epistemology as well as a book-length introduction to analytic philosophy, largely based on teaching materials he has developed in a liberal arts setting. Academic Credential.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. Philosophy University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Philosophy Harvard University

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Edward Cushman’s office is located in room 227 of John R. Howard Hall.

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Edward Cushman Visiting Assistant Professor

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