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PhilosophyThe philosophy program at Eastern offers a set of introductory courses that figure prominently in general education requirements, undergird the more advanced courses, and address some of the haunting why questions we carry with us from childhood when we were all philosophizing.
229 Patterson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Christopher C. Kirby, PhD. University of South Florida (2008)Associate Professor of PhilosophyPatterson Hall 229EPhone: 509.359.6503Fax: 509.359.6206Email: email@example.com
Dr. Kirby joined the Philosophy Program in the fall of 2008. The general focus of his teaching and scholarship is in the history of philosophy and comparative thought. Kirby (as his students call him) regularly teaches upper division courses on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, the philosophy of religion, Chinese Philosophy, and Environmental Ethics, as well as several introductory philosophy courses, including Zombies and Philosophy!
General Research Emphasis: History of Philosophy & Value Theory
Areas of Specialization: Comparative Philosophy, American Pragmatism
Areas of Competence: Ancient Phil., Chinese Phil., Environmental Ethics, Existentialism & Phenomenology, Phil. of Religion, Medieval Phil., Modern Phil.
•· "Gadamer, Dewey, and the Importance of Play in Philosophical Inquiry." Reason Papers, Vol. 38 (1) [Spring 2016] 8-20
•· "The Live Creature and the Crooked Tree: Thinking Nature in Dewey and Zhuangzi." Philosophica, Vol. 47 [April 2016] 61-76.
•· "Ned Stark: One Man in Ten Thousand," In The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy. Robert Arp & Eric Silverman, eds. [Open Court, 2016]