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Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Krista Thomason

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Acting Department Chair

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8429
  2. Beardsley 209
  3. Office Hours:

    F'22 - and by appointment

Interests: Ethics, Moral Psychology, Kant's Moral Theory, Social/Political Philosophy
Ph.D., Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Alan Baker

Professor of Philosophy

On leave F'22-S'23.

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8342
  2. Beardsley 211C

Interests: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics
Ph.D., Princeton University. 

Alan Baker and Shogi board

Peter Baumann

Charles and Harriett Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8433
  2. Beardsley 212
  3. Office Hours:

    F'22 - and by appointment

Interests:Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Practical Philosophy, History of Modern Philosophy and Contemporary Analytical Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Göttingen.

Tamsin Lorraine

Professor of Philosophy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8423
  2. Beardsley 211A
  3. Office Hours:

    F'22 -  and by appointment

Interests: Phenemonology, Existentialism, Post-Structrualism, Feminist Theory

Professor Tamsin Lorraine

Charles Raff

Professor of Philosophy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8425
  2. Beardsley 210
  3. Office Hours:

    F'22 - and by appointment

Interests: 17th and 18th century, ancient, and 20th century analytic philosophy, metaphysics. Ph.D. Brown University.

Charles Raff

Grace Ledbetter

Professor of Classics and Philosophy, Director of the Honors Program

On leave Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Classics and Philosophy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8372
  2. Trotter 112
  3. Office Hours:

    M, T, Th, F 12:00-1:00 pm and by appointment

    Please email gledbet1@swarthmore.edu for zoom link

Interests: Plato, Ancient Philosophy, Greek poetry

Rosanna Picascia

Visiting Assistant Professor Philosophy

On leave Spring 2022

Philosophy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8428
  2. Beardsley 211B
  3. Office Hours:

    F'22 - and by appointment

Interests:  Asian Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion
Ph.D. Harvard University

Rosanna Picascia

Meryl Lumba

Visiting Instructor - Part Time

Philosophy

Contact

Donna Mucha

Administrative Assistant

Philosophy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8426
  2. Beardsley 208A

Emeriti

Richard Eldridge

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Contact

Interests: Aesthetics and Theory of Criticism, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy and Literature, German Idealism, Wittgenstein, Romanticism
Ph.D., University of Chicago. 

Richard Eldridge, Professor of Philosopy

Hugh Lacey

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Contact

Interests: History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy & Biotechnology 
Ph.D., Indiana University. 

Hugh Lacey, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Hans Oberdiek

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Contact

Interests: Moral Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Technology, Environmental Ethics
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison

Hans Oberdiek, Henry C. and Charlotte Turner Professor of Philosophy

Richard Schuldenfrei

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8426

Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.