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Faculty & Staff

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World Philosophy Day, 11/21/19
Charles Raff, Alan Baker, Krista Thomason, Tamsin Lorraine, Richard Eldridge (Peter Baumann on leave)

Faculty & Staff

Alan Baker

Professor of Philosophy

Department Chair

Contact

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

    Fall 2020 via Zoom. Day/time TBA.

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

Alan Baker and Shogi board

Peter Baumann

Professor of Philosophy

Contact

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

    Fall 2020 via Zoom, Tue 1:00-3:00 pm ET.  Email for Zoom appointment time.

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:

    Fall 2020 via Zoom Tues & Thurs 1:00-2:30, Weds 1:15-2:15 and by appointment. Check my Google calendar for an 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:

    Fall 2020 via Zoom, email for an appointment.

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

Charles Raff

Krista Thomason

Associate Professor of Philosophy

On Leave Spring 2021

Contact

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

    Fall 2020  via Zoom.  Check my Google calendar for an appointment.

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

Grace Ledbetter

Professor of Classics and Philosophy, Chair of Classics, Director of the Honors Program

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

Grace Ledbetter

Rosanna Picascia

Visiting Assistant Professor Philosophy

Philosophy

Contact

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

    Fall 2020 via Zoom, email for appointment.

Rosanna Picascia

Donna Mucha

Administrative Assistant

Philosophy

Contact

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

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Richard Eldridge

Charles and Harriett Cox McDowell 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

Henry C. and Charlotte Turner 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

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