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Charles Raff

Professor of Philosophy


  2. Phone: (610) 328-8425
  3. Beardsley 210
  4. Office Hours: Fall 2020 via Zoom, email for an appointment.

I’m a Professor of Philosophy at Swarthmore College. Lately, I work on figures familiar in the history of Ancient, Modern, and 20th Century Philosophy: Socrates, Descartes, and Moore. My teaching includes courses and seminars in Modern 17 & 18th Century Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and Theory of Knowledge. I have taught Philosophy at, among others, Cambridge University, The University of Iowa, and Brown University where I did my Ph.D.


Some current papers:

"The Point of Moore's Proof" Forthcoming International Journal For The Study Of Skepticism  Published Online 20 September 2019. 

Please quote published version only.

Abstract: "The Shape of Descartes's Meditations "

Abstract: "Socrates' Philosophy and Athenian Democracy"