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When not an academic, I work on web-related projects or code, compile, and generally make a mess with programming languages. My computer concerns mirror my academic concerns: I like thinking about how knowledge is organized in the computer age, and spend way too much time exploring database and information management technologies.
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Obed J. Wilson Professor of Ethics
206D McMicken Hall
Vanessa Carbonell works at the intersection of ethical theory, metaethics, and moral psychology. She is particularly interested in moral agents (both ordinary and extraordinary) and how they navigate the moral landscape. This has led her to write about moral saints, moral motivation, moral sacrifice, and the relationship between knowledge and moral obligation. She also has research and teaching interests in bioethics and family ethics. For more information, including links to papers, visit Carbonell's personal website.
Professor of Philosophy and Psychology
Tony’s research is both philosophical and empirical. It is focused on questions related to dynamical modeling, ecological psychology, artificial life and complex systems. He is author of more than 70 articles and the book Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (2009, MIT Press), which was a finalist for the Lakatos Award. His second book, co-authored with Stephan Kaufer, will appear on Polity Press. He is currently editing the second edition of the MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences.
For more infomrmation, see Tony's pages at academia.edu or google scholar
Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, Marx
259A McMicken Hall
Director of Graduate Studies | Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science
206A McMicken Hall
Langland-Hassan arrived at UC in 2011 after spending two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 2009 from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and his B.A. in philosophy from Columbia University in 1997.
More information is available on his personal website: http://langland-hassan.com
Koffi N. Maglo received his BA degree from the University of Lomé in Togo. After obtaining MA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Burgundy in France, he did postdoctoral studies at Virginia Tech in the US. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, (2003-5). His interests include philosophy of biology and biomedicine, ethics and population health, philosophy of science, history of 17thand 18thcentury physics, African philosophy.
In the area of philosophy of biology and biomedicine, his work focuses on the ontological and epistemic status of population stratification concepts in genomics and evidence-based medicine, and on theoretical and ethical issues in personalized medicine. He currently leads collaborative interdisciplinary research projects on ethics and obesity research, and on race-based therapy. He has previously organized in April 2007 an interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Cincinnati on “Race in the Age of Genomic Medicine: The Science and its Applications.” http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.asp?id=5592.
Koffi Maglo published also on the structure and developments of Newtonian mechanics and its reception across European scientific institutions. His publications include essays in recent French philosophy of science and on the French Enlightenment. At a more theoretical level, his research in the history of physics and in the philosophy of biology deals with questions about the reality, validity and utility of scientific notions.
Department Head | Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science
206B McMicken Hall
Thomas Polger's research is located at the intersection of contemporary philosophy of mind with metaphysics and philosophy of science. His work is organized around the long-term project of exploring how to understand conscious experience as a natural feature of biological organisms. Among his interests are the metaphysics of experience, the role of evolutionary theory in thinking about minds, the nature of color vision, and the relation between psychological explanations and those in biology and the neurosciences. He is also interested in metaphilosophical issues concerning naturalism and philosophical methodology.
Associate Professor; Director of Center for Public Engagement with Science
206C McMicken Hall
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Charles Phelps Taft Professor | Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Science
260 McMicken Hall
History and Philosophy of Biology and Medicine, Evolutionary Theory
261C McMicken Hall
Skipper's research focus has been mainly on the origin and development of evolutionary genetics. More recently he has explored issues at the intersection of health and public policy, especially with respect to obesity. Skipper's other interests include environmental ethics, bioethics, and epistemology.
Social and Political Philosophy, Democratic Theory, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Critical Thinking, Existentialism, Business Ethics
- Schoenberg Studies/Twentieth-Century Music Theory
- Neuroscience/Psychology of Music
- Aesthetics, Hermeneutics & Theories of History
- History of Music Theory
- Musical Form in the 18th and 19th Centuries
- Cultural Studies & Jewish Music Studies
His work appears in collections—Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg, Schoenberg and Words, Schoenberg: Interpretationen seiner Werke—and journals—Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Opera Quarterly, Ostinato rigore. His collaborative research has been published in Cognitive Neuropsychology (DOI: 10.1080/02643294.2011.646972) and the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (DOI: 10.3766/jaaa.24.1.6).
Cahn has received support from the Tangeman Sacred Music Center, the Dean’s Travel Fund, the National Institutes of Health — Lab for Integrative and Medical Biophysics, the National Endowment for the Humanities (Summer Stipend) and University Research Council, Faculty Research Support Grant. He has presented papers at international conferences including Jewishness and the Arts (Rome, 2015), Schoenberg at 140 (Canterbury, UK, 2014), Symposia of the Arnold Schoenberg Center (Vienna, 2001, 2002) and the Third International Conference on Jewish Music (SOAS, London 2000). In the U.S., he has presented papers at the Getty Center, the Library of Congress and the National Institutes of Health. He has also presented research at the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society, Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest and International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC8).
Professor Emeritus of Geology
609 Geology-Physics Building
An evolutionary paleobiologist and paleoecologist, with research and teaching interests in biodiversity throughout geological time and in the present day. Current projects include the investigation of geographic and environmental selectivity during global mass extinctions and major diversification events; assessment of anthropogenic impacts on shallow-water molluscan communities as recorded in skeletal accumulations; numerical modeling of time-averaged fossil assemblages; and assessments of the distributions of animals and plants along present and past environmental gradients.
Professor and Director of The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center; Department of Political Science & School of Architecture and Interior Design; UNESCO Water Chair (PhD, Monash University)
PhD Monash University (AU) 2002 – Philosophy and Cultural Studies
MA Deakin University (AU) 2000 – Department of Politics & Philosophy
BA (First Class Honors Philosophy) Deakin University (AU) 1998
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Cultural politics, environmental politics, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, water justice, contemporary continental philosophy.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Professor (Political Science and the School of Architecture and Interior Design)
Director of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center & Chair of Taft Faculty, University of Cincinnati
Faculty – Environmental Studies, Political Science; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Philosophy; and Judaic Studies
UNESCO co-chair Water Access and Sustainability
Visiting Professorial Fellow – iCinema, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
ECBR, Evolutionary ecology: Landscape genomics, migration, speciaiton, adaptation, invasive species, behavior, island systems, "ancient" DNA, vertebrates, Darwin's finches and lizards.
McMicken Professor Emeritus. Areas of Specialty: Formal Semantics, History of Logic, Environmental Ethics.
259B McMicken Hall
Formal Semantics, History of Logic, Environmental Ethics
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History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science and Technology, Marx, Foucault, Althusser
259D McMicken Hall
John McEvoy works in science studies and political philosophy. He has published extensively on the history and philosophy of science, focusing mainly on the Chemical Revolution, which occurred in the eighteenth century and is generally regarded as the origins of modern chemistry, and twentieth-century interpretations of this important event. He is currently working on more general issues pertaining to the historiography of science and is keen to show how the discipline of the history of science is shaped by wider philosophical and cultural influences. McEvoy also teaches political philosophy, focusing on the classical texts of Marx and Engels and the twentieth-century writings of the Frankfurt School, Foucault, and Althusser. He also teaches courses on the philosophy of technology and the historical and philosophical relations between magic, science, and the occult. His analysis of the 'history of the history of science' since World War Two is available in The Historiography of the Chemical Revolution: Patterns of Interpretation in the History of Science (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2010).
Aesthetics, Philosophy of Psychology (emotion theory)
261C McMicken Hall
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MS Student 703A Rieveschl PhD Student 1337 Crosley
I also teach pre-college philosophy (or "philosophy for children") around Cincinnati in elementary schools and high schools.
I also nurse a growing interest in philosophy for childen, and generally how philosophy might be used to improve well-being in both individuals and communities.
I am also interested in the work of WVO Quine and the history of early analytic philosophy (especially where Frege, Russell, and Carnap are concerned).