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Faculty

Arden Ali,

Visiting Instructor in Philosophy
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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. For office hours, please sigh up online.

413-538-2366
217A Skinner Hall
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Jo-Jo Koo

Mount Holyoke Fellow & Visiting Lecturer of Philosophy

Jo-Jo Koo’s current research focuses on the social constitution of the human being and articulating its interdisciplinary significance. His areas of specialization are 19th and 20th century “continental” European philosophy, the philosophy of the social sciences, and social ontology (broadly construed, including the philosophy of race and gender). In addition, he has teaching interests in the philosophy of interpretation and language, early modern Western philosophy, ethics, and theories of human nature.

413-538-2718
215 Skinner Hall
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Tuesdays, 3:15-5:15 and by appointment
Associate Professor of Philosophy
413-538-2837
217C Skinner Hall
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Monday 11:00-1:00 and by appointment

Ekaterina Vavova

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
413-538-2367
217B Skinner Hall
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Staff

Laurie L. Dion

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

Susan M. Rusiecki

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

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Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Professor Bowie has interests in logic, the philosophy of mind, of language, and the philosophy of logic.

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Professor Emeritus 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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