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 James McBain, Ph.D.

James McBain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy / Philosophy Program Coordinator
Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
Office: 403 Russ Hall
Phone: 620-235-6039

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About Dr. James McBain

Coordinator, Philosophy Program


Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.

M.A., Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.

B.A., Philosophy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

B.A., Psychology, Truman State University, Missouri, U.S.A.

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)

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Publications and Presentations


  • "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.