Jared Bates

Professor of Philosophy


Jared Bates

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Professor Bates joined the department in 2005. His recent research has focused on naturalism in epistemology and physicalism in the philosophy of mind.

Bates teaches courses in foundational issues in philosophy, reason and belief, rational choices, formal logic, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and epistemology. Since coming to Hanover in 2005, he has also served the College as a member of nearly every major faculty committee, an elected faculty representative to the Board of Trustees and member of the Presidential Search Committee. He has also served in a variety of capacities with the Indiana Philosophical Association and reviewed manuscripts for numerous national and international journals, organizations and publishers.


Ph.D., University of Missouri


2020, the Arthur and Ilene Baynham Outstanding Teaching Award