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  • Christopher C. Kirby, PhD. University of South Florida (2008)
    Christopher C. Kirby, PhD. University of South Florida (2008)
    Professor of Philosophy
    Patterson Hall 229E
    Phone: 509.359.6503
    Fax: 509.359.6206

    Dr. Kirby joined the Philosophy Program in the fall of 2008. The general focus of his teaching and scholarship is in the history of philosophy and comparative thought. Kirby (as his students call him) regularly teaches upper division courses on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, the philosophy of religion, Chinese Philosophy, and Environmental Ethics, as well as several introductory philosophy courses, including Zombies and Philosophy!

    General Research Emphasis: History of Philosophy & Value Theory

    Areas of Specialization: Comparative Philosophy, American Pragmatism

    Areas of Competence: Ancient Phil., Chinese Phil., Environmental Ethics, Existentialism & Phenomenology, Phil. of Religion, Medieval Phil., Modern Phil. 

    Recent Publications:

    •·       "Gadamer, Dewey, and the Importance of Play in Philosophical Inquiry." Reason Papers, Vol. 38 (1) [Spring 2016] 8-20

    •·       "The Live Creature and the Crooked Tree: Thinking Nature in Dewey and Zhuangzi." Philosophica, Vol. 47 [April 2016] 61-76.

    •·       "Ned Stark: One Man in Ten Thousand," In The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy. Robert Arp & Eric Silverman, eds. [Open Court, 2016]

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