People

Faculty

James Harold Chair and Professor of Philosophy
Chair and Professor of Philosophy

James Harold is interested in both ethics and aesthetics, but most of his work focuses on the intersection of these two fields. Harold's work focuses on our imaginative engagement with artworks. His recent work includes a defense of classical Chinese and ancient Greek views about the moral value of music. He teaches a wide range of courses in ethics, metaethics, medical ethics, philosophy of the arts, and the philosophies of ancient Greece and pre-Han China.

413-538-2366
217A Skinner Hall
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By appointment only

Jo-Jo Koo

Mount Holyoke Fellow & Visiting Lecturer of Philosophy
413-538-2718
215 Skinner Hall
Contact
Tuesday 2:30-4:30 and by appointment
Associate Professor of Philosophy
413-538-2837
217C Skinner Hall
Contact
Monday 11:00-1:00 and by appointment

Ekaterina Vavova

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
413-538-2367
217B Skinner Hall
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By appointment only
Professor of Philosophy, Film Studies Steering Committee

Thomas Wartenberg specializes in the philosophy of film. He has written and edited a number of books in this area, including Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy and Fight Club, both published by Routledge. Among the courses he teaches are: The Philosophy of Film and Film Theory and Philosophy. Wartenberg's other areas of expertise include philosophy for children and aesthetics.

413-538-2273
Skinner Hall 213B
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By appointment only

Benjamin Yelle

Visiting Lecturer of Philosophy
413-538-2725
213A Skinner Hall
Contact
Wednesday 10:00-12:00 and by appointment

Staff

Laurie L. Dion

Office Assistant
413-538-2249
205 Skinner Hall
Contact
Monday through Friday 8:00-12:00

Susan M. Rusiecki

Academic Coordinator in Philosophy-Religion-Jewish Studies
413-538-2249
205 Skinner Hall
Contact
Monday through Friday 7:30-3:30