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History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Donald W. Viney

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Contact Person:
Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Address:
Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

 

Education and Certifications

PhD Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia
MA Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia
BA Philosophy, University of Missouri-St. Louis
BA Psychology, Truman State University

Courses Taught

PHIL 103 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 105 Ethics
PHIL 111 Ethics: Applied Emphasis (Business Ethics (Fall Semesters); Biomedical Ethics (Spring Semesters))
PHIL 310 Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 311 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 312 Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL 313 Special Topics in Philosophy (Fall 2008 Topic: The Philosophy of Philosophy) 
PHIL 645 Directed Readings (Topics have included Truth; Population Ethics; Legal Epistemology; Contemporary Analytic Philosophy)

Interests, Publications and Presentations

Publications
"Epistemological Expertise and the Problem of Epistemic Assessment", Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Volume, 14, No. 1, Spring 2007, pp. 125-133. 

"Epistemological Practice and the Internalism/Externalism Debate", Facta Philosophica, 7(2), 2005.

"Moral Theorizing and Intuition Pumps; Or, Should We Worry about People's Everyday Intuitions about Ethical Issues?", The Midwest Quarterly, Spring 2005.

Further Interformation
Curriculum Vitae

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James McBain

Assistant Professor

Philosophy Program Coordinator

Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
303 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
U.S.A

620-235-6039 office phone
620-235-4338 fax
jmcbain-@pittstate.edu