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The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU is committed to maintaining excellence in the major fields of philosophy and to emphasizing its contemporary relevance as well as to participating in innovative programs that connect philosophy to other areas of inquiry. 

Arizona State University encourages cross disciplinary studies, and our strengths are complemented by those in other departments and colleges within ASU.

Armendt, Brad (Assoc Professor) - epistemology of rational belief, rational choice, philosophy of science

Blackson, Thomas (Assoc Professor) - ancient philosophy and issues connected to artificial intelligence and rationality

Brake, Elizabeth  ( Assoc Professor) - ethics, political philosophy, feminist ethics, history of ethics, philosophy and literature

Calhoun, Cheshire (Professor) - normative ethics, moral psychology, feminist philosophy, and lesbian and gay studies

De Marneffe, Peter (Professor) -  liberty and liberalism, individual rights, and government paternalism

French, Peter (Professor) 

Kobes, Bernard (Assoc Professor) -  philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of cognitive science

McGregor, Joan (Professor) - ethics of sustainability, food justice, legal philosophy, practical philosophy  

Merino-Rajme, Carla (Assistant Professor)

Pinillos, Nestor (Assoc Professor) -  philosophy of language, epistemology, experimental philosophy, and related areas

Portmore, Douglas (Assoc Professor) -  morality, rationality, and the interconnections between the two,  also  wellbeing, posthumous harm, and the nonidentity problem 

Reynolds, Steven (Assoc Professor) -  true belief, the nature of justification, the internalism/externalism controversy, skepticism