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Photo of Janet Stemwedel Janet D. Stemwedel
Chair
Ph.D., (Philosophy) Stanford
Ph.D., (Chemistry) Stanford

Philosophy of Science (esp. Chemical Theory and Practice), Metaphysics (esp. Causation), other interests: Ethics of Science, History of Science, Feminist Philosophy of Science

default headshot; white image of Spartan helmet on grey background Hanh Le
Department Administrator

 

Full-Time Faculty

No Photo Karin Brown
Ph.D., Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York

Ethics and Political Theory, Feminist Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy

Etienne Bown Étienne Brown
Ph.D., Université Paris-Sorbonne
Website

Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Social Epistemology

No Photo Rebecca Chan
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
J.D., University of Colorado - Boulder
Website

Metaphysics, Metaethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Religion

Photo of Noah Friedman-Biglin Noah Friedman-Biglin

Undergraduate Advisor 

Ph.D., Joint Programme in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling
noah.friedman-biglin@sjsu.edu

History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics

Photo of Tom Leddy Thomas W. Leddy
Ph.D., Boston University

Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics, Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Nietzsche

No Photo Jordan Liz
Ph.D., University of Memphis
jordan.liz@sjsu.edu 

Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Medicine, Bioethics.

Bo Mou Update 11/20/19 Bo Mou
Ph.D., University of Rochester

Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Chinese Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy

Photo of Carlos Sanchez Carlos Alberto Sanchez
Ph.D., University of New Mexico

History of Mexican Philosophy, Phenomenology 

No photo Joseph Stenberg
Ph.D., University of Colorado - Boulder
Website

Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion 

Photo of Anand Vaidya Anand Jayprakash Vaidya
Ph.D., University of California - Santa Barbara
Website

Epistemology (esp. intuition, perception, and modality), Philosophy of Mind, Critical Thinking, Comparative Philosophy (esp. Classical Indian and Analytic Philosophy)

 

Affiliated Faculty

Jason AleksanderJason Aleksander
Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Research, College of Humanities and the Arts
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Website

Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Dante Studies

 

Adjunct Faculty

No Photo Fern Alberts
M.A., San José State University
Fern.Alberts@sjsu.edu 

No Photo Lisa Bernasconi
M.A., San José State University

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics

No Photo Javier Cardoza-Kon
M.A. (Great Books), St. John's College
Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz
javier.cardoza-kon@sjsu.edu

20th Century Continental/ European philosophy.Technology and politics, deconstruction, Indigenous Science and Native American Philosophy. 

No Photo Andrew Delunas
M.A. Philosophy, University of Missouri at St. Louis
delunasandrew@gmail.com 

Early Modern Philosophy (especially Hume), pragmatism, consciousness

Photo of Jan GiddingsJanet Giddings
M.A. Philosophy, San José State University
M.A. Theology, University of San Francisco
Website

Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Ethics, and Gambling

No Photo Trevor Gullion
M.A., (Philosophy) San José State University
trevor.gullion@sjsu.edu 

No Photo Tim Johnston
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
timothy.johnston@sjsu.edu 

Philosophy and Aging, Feminist and Queer Theory, 20th Century French Philosophy, Care Ethics

No Photo Michael Jordan
M.A., San José State University
Michael.Jordan@sjsu.edu 

Ethics, Phenomenology, and Existentialism

Photo of Jim Lindahl James Lindahl
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario

Philosophy of Social Science, Cross-cultural criticism, Philosophical Issues in Anthropology (ethics of representation and translation theory)

Photo of Tony Nguyen Tony Nguyen
M.A., San José State University
Tony.Nguyen@sjsu.edu

Photo of Nathan OsborneNathan Osborne
M.A., San José State University
Nathan.Osborne@sjsu.edu 

Existentialism and Critical Theory

No Photo Krupa Patel
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
krupapatel@gmail.com 

Epistemology (esp. perception)

Photo of George Pinto George J. Pinto
M.A., London School of Economics
M.A., San Jose State University
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Business and Professional Ethics

No Photo Casey Smith
M.A., San José State University
caseydotsmith@gmail.com

Philosophy of Expertise, Experimental Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, and Logic

No Photo Elizabeth Sonnier
Ph.D., Fordham, New York City's Jesuit University

Philosophy of Science, Process Philosophy, Logic, and French Phenomenology and Existentialism

Photo of John Wilhelmsson John C. Wilhelmsson
M.A., San José State University
john.wilhelmsson@sjsu.edu 

Ethics, Phenomenology, and Edith Stein

Photo of Dan Williamson Dan C. Williamson
Ph.D., University of California - Riverside
Website

Continental Philosophies with a specialization in Foucault, Postmodernism and Gender Studies; emphasis on ethics in various registers and corresponding interests in American Studies 

No Photo Kyle Yrigoyen
M.A., San José State University
kyle.yrigoyen@sjsu.edu

Emeritus Faculty 

No PhotoPaul Bashaw

No Photo Arthur Cody
Website

Photo of Noam Cook S. D. Noam Cook
Website

No PhotoPhil Davis

No PhotoAmnon Goldworth
Website

Photo of Peter Hadreas Peter J. Hadreas

No Photo Peter Koestenbaum
Website

No Photo Tommy L. Lott

Photo of Rita Manning Rita C. Manning

 No photoChánh Phan

Photo of Bill Shaw William H. Shaw

No Photo Joe Waterhouse

In Memoriam