James McBain

About James McBain 


  • 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.
James McBain
Dr. James McBain
Associate Professor of Philosophy/Philosophy Program Coordinator

Phone: (620) 235-6039

Office: 403 Russ Hall

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