I am Bryan W. Van Norden. I am Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department and a former Chair of the Department of Chinese and Japanese at Vassar College. My most recent book, Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy (Hackett), came out in 2011. In addition to being an uxorious husband and doting father, I am an avid poker player, and have participated in the World Series of Poker. Photo (c) Vassar College-Karl Rabe.
I’m Roberta Millstein. I’m a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at UC Davis; my research interests are in philosophy of science, history and philosophy of biology, and environmental ethics. When I’m not doing philosophy, I enjoy reading fiction (including science fiction), swimming with the Davis Aquatic Masters, and most of all, hiking with my dogs. Yes, poodles like to hike. This picture was taken at Donner Pass in the Lake Tahoe area, about 2 hours drive from Davis.
I’m Marcus Arvan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tampa. I specialize in social-political philosophy and ethics, and also do work in the philosophy of mind, free will, vagueness, philosophy of religion, and experimental philosophy. I am an ex-member of the rock-n-roll group Year of Acceleration and punk rock group Dimestore Haloes. I am addicted to coffee and Halo.
I’m Alexandre N. Machado, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. I live in Curitiba, the capital of Paraná. My work is mainly on philosophy of language and logic, and Wittgenstein’s work. I’ve chosen a picture where I’m flying a Batman’s kite with my dear son, Guilherme, in the biggest park of Curitiba. I use to say I’m paid to have fun, so much I love my job, teaching included! I love to hang out with friends, usually philosophers as well, laughing, discussing philosophy, drinking wine… I love wine by the way! Now I’m starting hiking and I’m enjoying a lot. I play drums, but just for fun, not professionally.
I’m Ingrid Olson, a PhD student in the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry at the University of British Columbia. I have an Honours BA (Toronto) and MA (Wilfrid Laurier) in Philosophy. My MA research applied Aristotelian virtue ethics to sadomasochistic praxes. My doctoral research is interdisciplinary, examining adult sex education and development of the sexual self. This research occurs at the intersection of Foucault’s work on sexuality and subjectivity, sexuality studies, and porn studies.
My name is Katheryn Doran, and I teach philosophy at Hamilton College where I am the acting chair of the department. I love my job! And I love my students, including the men at Marcy CF I’ve been teaching for a couple of years. I am interested in the connections between everyday reasoning and philosophical reflection, and environmental ethics. I’m in training for my 7th Boilermaker 15K – go Utica! – and I just joined the regional board of Planned Parenthood. Picture is of me and my daughter 09/2011 in our favorite place on earth, Cape Breton, NS.
I am Dan López de Sa, ICREA Researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona and member of LOGOS. I work mainly in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Language, The pic is by Kati Farkas at the First Phloxshop in Berlin.
I am Gemma Celestino. I am a doctoral candidate at UBC, and specialise in Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics. I am also a member of the LOGOS research group and teach Philosophy of Language at the University of Barcelona. I love thinking, teaching, joking, laughing, smiling, dancing any Cuban dance, listening to music that makes me think or feel super happy, playing with Frida (my maine coon kitten), and living in Barcelona (my hometown). And this is what I got from a student for having taught the ‘Pluto’-Pluto theory while having fun: PLUTO!
I’m Shen-yi Liao. I am a visiting assistant professor at Kansas State University. My work focuses on questions connecting cognitive science, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, and ethics: what experimental aesthetics tells us about aesthetic psychology, how to model de se mental content, what imagination’s normative limits are, and how narratives functions in moral persuasion.
Sometimes I can be found on top of a pyramid.
I’m Kris Phillips. I’m nearly finished with my dissertation at the University of Iowa. I am writing on Descartes’s modal-metaphysics, physics, and conception of omnipotence. I love early modern philosophy, but I also enjoy the philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, and all kinds of other stuff. I have several philosophically themed tattoos, this being the largest and most involved.
I’m Desirée Melton, Assoc. Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame of Maryland University. I specialize in Critical Race Theory and Social and Political Philosophy. Traveling is one of my favorite activities. Here I am in Sweden last summer just one day after visiting Kierkegaard’s grave in Copenhagen.
I am Colin Macleod. I am an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Victoria. I specialize in contemporary moral and political philosophy. I do not have a pipe but in other respects it would appear that I meet the description of the stereotypical philosopher provided on the site: ” an older, upper-class white man - probably one who smokes a pipe and wears tweed jackets with elbow patches”. My father is also a philosopher. He has a tweed jacket with elbow patches. He used to smoke a pipe.