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The 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: 509.359.6503Email: email@example.com
Dr. Kirby joined the Philosophy Program in 2008. His general research areas are in the history of philosophy and East-West comparisons. He is particularly interested in ancient thinkers who drew insights from exploring nature - such as Aristotle and the Daoist sage, Zhuangzi - as well as more recent philosophers who have combined such insights with scientific or aesthetic modes of thought, like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Arne Næss... and especially John Dewey.
Dr. Kirby is the faculty sponsor to several student clubs: The Transcendental Apathetic (EWU's Philosophy club), the EWU Environmental Club, and the Mandarin Chinese Conversation group. If you like to chat about ideas, are interested in practicing some Putonghua, or you're just someone who believes even trees need hugs, contact him about one of these organizations.
- [Book, In Progress] Dewey and the Ancients: Essays on Hellenic and Hellenistic Themes in the Philosophy of John Dewey
- [Chapter, 2013] "'You're Nine Years Old, You Should Know the Difference Between Real And Imaginary:' Terrorism in Imaginationland," in The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy. Robert Arp, ed. [Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2013]
- [Article, 2012] "John Dewey and the Prospect of Going 'Beyond Aesthetics'." Aesthetic Pathways, Vol. 2 (No. 2)