Philosophy Faculty

John Ahrens
John Ahrens

John Ahrens

Professor of Philosophy

(812) 866-7223

ahrens@hanover.edu

Education:

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Teaching Areas: Ethics, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Law
Jared Bates
Jared Bates

Jared Bates

Associate Professor of Philosophy

(812) 866-7257

bates@hanover.edu

Biography:

Professor Bates joined the department in 2005, after having taught at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Indiana University Southeast. His recent research has focused on naturalism in epistemology and physicalism in the philosophy of mind.

Education:

Ph.D., University of Missouri

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Teaching Areas: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Formal Logic, Philosophy of Science

Specializations: Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind

Publications:

"A defense of the explanatory argument for physicalism" (2009) Philosophical Quarterly 59: 315-324.

"The old problem of induction and the new reflective equilibrium" (2005), dialectica 59: 347-356.

"Reflective equilibrium and underdetermination in epistemology" (2004), Acta Analytica 19/32: 45-64.

"Comments on Foster's 'On Tarski's theory of logical consequence: a reply to Bates'" (2000), Southwest Philosophy Review 16: 191-194.

"Etchemendy, Tarski, and logical consequence" (1999), Southwest Philosophy Review 15: 47-54.

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Don Carrell
Don Carrell

Don Carrell

Associate Professor of Philosophy

(812) 866-7225

carrell@hanover.edu

Biography:

Professor Carrell teaches courses in ancient philosophy, Greek, ancient literature in translation, and ancient history.

Education:

Ph.D., Emory University (2001); M.A., Duquesne University; B.A., University of Illinois
Vicki Jenkins
Kate Johnson
Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Professor of Philosophy

(812) 866-7217

johnsonk@hanover.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Boston College

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Teaching Areas: Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Bob Rosenthal
Bob Rosenthal

Bob Rosenthal

Professor of Philosophy

(812) 866-7216

rosenthl@hanover.edu

Education:

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Teaching Areas: Philosophy of Religion, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Art
Aimin Shen
Aimin Shen

Aimin Shen

Associate Professor of Philosophy

(812) 866-7226

shen@hanover.edu

Biography:

Aimin Shen comes to Hanover from McHenry County College. She taught at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Southwestern Illinois College. Her areas of specialization are Chinese/comparative philosophy and metaphysics.

Education:

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
M.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
B.A., Nanjing Teachers' University (PR-China)

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Daoism/Taoism
Kant
Wittgenstein
metaphysics
Chan Buddhism

Publications:

"The Limits of Language: A Comparative Study of Kant, Wittgenstein and Lao Tzu" by Edwin Mellen Publisher.

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