My name is Sebastien bishop. I am a University College London masters student (UCL undergrad also!). I am interested in Nietzsche, particularly the role of suffering , and political philosophy, in particular the role of autonomy and legitimacy in the state. This photo was taken one year ago, while visiting Heidelberg…a beautiful city and home to a fantastic university
My name is Travis Rieder, and I am currently working on my Ph.D. in philosophy at Georgetown University. I work primarily in ethics, but get a kick out of lots of different questions in philosophy.
When not doing philosophy, I am quite often on my motorcycle. I may love motorcycles as much as I love philosophy, but it’s even harder to get someone to pay you to ride a motorcycle than it is to get someone to pay you to do philosophy. This picture was taken on Skyline Drive, in the middle of an 800 mile trip through VA and WV.
Hello, I’m John Gardner. I’m primarily a philosopher of law and I work at the University of Oxford. This photo was taken a couple of years ago when my daughter was tiny. I had just completed the Great South Run. I like to run longish distances for goodish causes, but only occasionally. Mostly I like to write, think, and build stuff (such as websites and kitchens). I also have two allotments, which I particularly enjoy strimming.
I am Katherine Belle Hartling, but most people call me “Kat”. I am currently a student in Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC. I am pictured here at the top of half dome, one of the most grueling day hikes I have ever taken. My areas of interest include Neuro-aesthetics, Buddhist Metaphysics, and perception theory. I am also a student of hula-hooping, outdoor adventuring, computer repair, coffee and all that is fun in life. This semester I am teaching my first class at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, it is Introductory Ethics course. If I meet you in person, I might ask you what your favorite Beatles song is, I think that says a lot about a person.
I’m Andrea Veltman, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at James Madison University in Virginia. I’m currently working on a book on meaningful work and human flourishing, and editing a volume on feminist philosophy and autonomy. This picture was taken by a good friend of mine who is a professor of Judaism and religious terrorism, during our beach vacation.
My name is Marisola Xhelili, and I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at Marquette University. My primary philosophical interest is in identity formation in the context of social/political conflict. Poetry, anatomy, and traveling are also of great significance to me. This is a photograph of me in costume, right before a Bharatanatyam (a classical South Indian dance form) performance two years ago.
I’m Emily S. Lee, associate professor of philosophy in California State University, Fullerton. Here I am in Rio, Brazil. I travel so that I feel disoriented and don’t take the overdevelopment of the United States as the norm, but I wonder if I’m just partaking in the privilege of voyeuristic practices. I specialize in feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, and phenomenology. When I am not absorbed with questions about the relation between the social political material horizon and one’s sense of self, I make pots.
I’m Wendy Salkin. I am a Ph.D. student in philosophy at Harvard and a law student at Stanford. I mostly work in social and political philosophy (particularly on philosophical theories of race and gender) and philosophy of law (particularly on philosophical theories of criminal law). I’m daily growing more interested in neuroethics and mental health law.
Nowadays, I spend my free time practicing yoga, running, cycling, traveling, cooking, singing, watching films, and teaching at San Quentin State Prison with the Prison University Project. I do New York Times crossword puzzles, but not nearly as well as my father. It’s unclear which one of us is the better Scrabble player. I remain an amateur ukulele player.
My name is Scott Davison. I like to make things and fix things, especially things in houses, and I run a lot. I live in a tiny town in a national forest with four people who are dear to me and this rabbit. I think that everything that exists deserves respect in some way, and I defend this conclusion in my recent book, On the Intrinsic Value of Everything.
I’m Susanne Bobzien. I used to be professor of philosophy at Yale and have just been appointed to a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford – my dream job come true. In my research I focus on vagueness, ancient logic and determinism and freedom. I love being a philosopher, because it suits my contrasting desires of spending time by myself, dissecting intricate problems, and spending time with others, debating and sharing ideas. When I don’t do philosophy, I play the piano, absorb the colour, texture, furriness, sound and scent of nature and art, and get involved in the odd social and political causes. The photo was taken by Nathan in May 2012 in Zaragoza, on the way to a workshop on vagueness in Pamplona.
I’m Margaret Moore. I’m currently a post-doc at the University of Leeds, as part of the AHRC project Method in Philosophical Aesthetics: The Challenge from the Sciences. I work on the philosophy of music, aesthetics, and the philosophy of mind (primarily on imagination), but also have interests in mathematics and logic. This picture was taken in my sister’s high school classroom. She’s a Spanish teacher, and she makes her students wear this hat on their birthday. That’s my nephew, Tony. Fiesta!
My name is Justin Sytsma and I’m an assistant professor at East Tennessee State University. I primarily work on issues in philosophy of mind and psychology, often employing experimental methods. Much of my free time is spent getting worked by the land. But — as another Californian adopting Appalachian ways says — it ain’t my fault that the fields are muddy, and the red clay stains my feet.
friendship was further cemented when we both decided to major in
struggled through Introductory German together. We’ve remained dear,
close friends ever since, as this photo attests! :)
My name is Vanessa Wills and I am the philosopher on the left. As of
August 2012, I will be Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Saint
Joseph’s University, which is in my hometown of Philadelphia, PA. My
research interests are in moral, social, and political philosophy, and
19th century philosophy (especially Karl Marx). When I am not writing,
reading, or teaching philosophy, I like to sing, practice yoga,
think about film (and watch it, of course), and search for secondhand treasures.
I am Jennifer Morton (the philosopher on the right), and I am an
Assistant Professor at City College CUNY. I work in moral philosophy,
philosophy of action and practical reason, and philosophy of
education. I grew up in Lima, Peru, came to the US to attend college,
and have been here ever since. When I am not philosophizing I like to
music shows, etc, read fiction, travel, swim, and run all over
I am Harald Wiltsche. I am Erwin-Schroedinger-Research Scholar at the University of Toronto, Canada, and Post-Doc researcher and lecturer at the University of Graz, Austria. My primary research interests are philosophy of science on the one hand (scientific realism, laws of nature, thought experiments in physics) and (Husserlian) phenomenology on the other. Additionally, I am crazy enough to think that these two interests can be combined. Besides philosophy I love zombies, spending time with my family, listening to country music and downhill biking (not necessarily in that order). The photo shows me just seconds before I go down on my favorite downhill trail in my home town of Graz.