Philosophy Department Faculty & Staff

Faculty

 

William Beardsley

 

Professor William Beardsley

Professor Beardsley received his Bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his Master's and PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of interest are in early modern philosophy, 19th century philosophy, and philosophy of mind.
wbeardsley@pugetsound.edu
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Sam Liao

Professor Sam Liao

Professor Liao received his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and his Master's and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan. His areas of interest include etiquette, race, decolonization, Mozi, punk rock, concepts, testimony, coffee, public philosophy, intuition, wisdom of crowds, and social structures of academia.
sliao@pugetsound.edu
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Sara Protasi

Professor Sara Protasi

Professor Protasi received her Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Università di Roma La Sapienza, a PhD in Philosophy from Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, and a PhD in Philosophy, from Yale University. Her research is in moral psychology and ethics broadly construed. She is particularly interested in the emotions, their anatomy and role in ethics, and also has research interests in the history of philosophy and aesthetics.

sprotasi@pugetsound.edu
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Justin Tiehen

Professor Justin Tiehen

Professor Tiehen received his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the philosophy of mind and metaphysics, with a special focus of mental causation, physicalism, and the normativity of the mental.
jtiehen@pugetsound.edu
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Ariela Tubert

Professor Ariela Tubert (Chair)

Professor Tubert received her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Philosophy from New York University and her Master's and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research is in the areas of moral philosophy and action theory. She is primarily concerned with the connection between accounts of agency and free will and issues in meta-ethics and practical reason.
atubert@pugetsound.edu
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Emeriti Faculty

 
Doug Cannon

Professor Douglas Cannon

Professor Cannon received his Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and his PhD degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of interest include logic, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mathematics. He taught at Puget Sound from 1986 until 2016.
dcannon@pugetsound.edu
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Professor Paul Loeb

Professor Loeb received his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include Nietzsche, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Film, and Posthumanism. He taught at Puget Sound from 1991 until 2015.

loeb@pugetsound.edu
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Staff

 
Arielle HIll-Moses

Arielle Hill-Moses '05, Department Administrator

Arielle received her Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Puget Sound, and her Master's degree in Philosophy from San Francisco State University. Having chosen the "alt-ac" career path, she has previously served with a variety of departments and programs at Puget Sound, as well as at University of Utah and University of Washington. She also works for the American Philosophical Association as the program assistant in support of undergraduate diversity institutes in philosophy.

 

 Colleen Hanson

Colleen Hanson '19, Student Support Staff

Colleen is a sophomore from Denver, Colorado. She has not yet declared a major, but she is interested in studying Philosophy. On campus she is a member of Greek Life, as well as the Founder, President, and Editorial Director of Spoon University.