Philosophy Faculty

Aron Edidin
Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Division of Humanities (941) 487-4361

Ph.D., Princeton University
B.A., New College of Florida

Professor Edidin works, and teaches, widely in analytic philosophy. His research interests are focused on epistemology (the theory of knowledge), metaphilosophy (the examination of philosophical inquiry itself), and the philosophy of music, but he has also published articles on metaphysics, and on the philosophical examination of mind, of science, and of mathematics. His courses include Formal Logic; Language, Thought, and the World; Metaphysics Survey; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Music; Philosophy of Science; Theory of Knowledge; and Topics in Feminist Philosophy.

April Flakne
Associate Professor of Philosophy (941) 487-4539

Ph.D., New School for Social Research
B.A., Augustana College

Professor Flakne specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century European philosophy, with a special emphasis on aesthetics and political philosophy. Her essays have appeared in The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Constellations, New German Critique, Hypatia, Epoche and Philosophy Today.

Douglas Langston
Professor of Philosophy & Religion (941) 487-4249

M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
B.A., Stanford University

Professor Langston, holding doctorates in both philosophy and religion, teaches in these two areas. He specializes in the philosophy of religion and in Medieval philosophical and religious thought. He offers courses also in nineteenth-century thought, focusing on such figures as Kant, Hegel and Kierkegaard.

[Did you know?]

Philosophy, eh?
When we surveyed our 1996–2007 philosophy graduates, 94% were employed or pursuing further education and 41% were working in the field of education.
(Take that, naysayers.)

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