|2004 - Present||Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Humanities and Politics|
|1999 - 2004||Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2005 - 2017||Member, NSU - Faculty Review and Development Committee||2013 - 2015||Referee, Florida Philosophical Association Conference||2008 - 2014||Referee, Oxford University Press||2009||Referee, Pearson||2008||Referee, Wadsworth||2007||Referee, Philosophical Studies||Member, American Philosophical Association||Member, Florida Philosophical Association||Referee, Florida Philosophical Review||Member, International Berkeley Society||Member, Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies|
Honors and Awards
- (1998) Thomas Vernon Award for Outstanding Teaching, The University of Arkansas
- (1994-1998) Graduate Teaching Assistantship, The University of Arkansas
- (1994) The South Carolina Association of Philosophers' Outstanding Paper Award
- (1992-1994) Teaching Assistantship, The University of South Carolina
|2001||Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|
|1997||M.A., University of South Carolina - Beaufort|
|1991||B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga|
Why Progressives Need a (Minimally) Realist Theory of Truth Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship (2012)
What is being asserted when one claims that a statement, proposition, or belief is “true”? This is the central question that concerns philosophers who investigate the nature of “truth.”
John Scottus Eriugena on the Composition of Material Bodies British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2011)
This paper examines John Scottus Eriugena's account of material bodies. Some scholars have argued that Eriugena's account prefigures Berkeleyan idealism. The interpretation offered in the paper rejects the Berkeleyan interpretation on the grounds that Eriugena, ...
A Conceptual Analysis of Clutch Performances in Competitive Sports Journal of the Philosophy of Sport (2010)
Traditional models of skill learning posit that skilled action unfolds in an automatic manner and that control will prove deleterious to movement and performance proficiency. These perspectives assume that automated processes are characterised by low ...
On the Possibility of Pre-Cartesian Idealism Canadian Philosophical Reviews (2009)
In a seminal article on the origin of philosophical idealism in the western philosophical tradition, Myles Burnyeat argued that idealism could not have come about prior to Descartes. According to Burnyeat, Descartes introduced a radical ...
Review of Keith Parsons’ Copernican Questions: A Concise Invitation to the Philosophy of Science. New York: McGraw-Hill. Pp. 192 Florida Philosophical Review (2006)
Excerpt Introductory texts in the philosophy of science usually provide a general account of the traditional problems that constitute the core of the discipline: the distinction between science and pseudoscience, the degree of objective reasoning ...
Was Gregory of Nyssa a Berkeleyan Idealist? British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2005)
Excerpt In ‘Idealism and Greek Philosophy: What Descartes Saw and Berkeley Missed’,1 Miles Burnyeat defends the following theses: Idealism, whether we mean by that Berkeley's own doctrine that esse est percipi or a more vaguely ...
Books and Book Contributions (1)
Philosophers and Demons: Socrates, Descartes, and the Search for Certainty Humanities and Politics Faculty Book and Book Chapters (2016)
This book is the logical continuation of a series of collected essays examining the origins and evolution of myths and legends of the supernatural in Western and non-Western tradition and popular culture. The first two ...
Philosophical Conceptions of Truth CAHSS Intellectual Conversations
This lecture provided a brief description and critical assessment of each of the four dominant theories of truth within the western philosophical tradition: the correspondence, pragmatist, coherence, and deflationary theories. Hibbs also discussed the relevance ...
What It’s Like to be Dead: Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Philosophers on the Possibility of Disembodied Experience CAHSS Intellectual Conversations
Is it possible for a person to survive the biological death of his or her body? If so, what sort of experiences would be possible for a disembodied person? This lecture provided a concise survey ...
Why Progressives Need a (Minimally) Realist Theory of Truth CAHSS Intellectual Conversations
This presentation included arguments for the following claims:Progressive political and social criticism is conceptually coherent only if an argument can be given showing why some states of affairs are preferable to others.In order to justify ...
Vagueness and Neutrality CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2019)
I assess a revised version of Greenough’s account of vagueness as a form of epistemic tolerance. The revised definition aims to provide a neutral characterization of vagueness that all parties to the vagueness debate can ...
Hegel on Non-Philosophy CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2018)
According to Robert Stern, Hegel's distinction between idealism and nonidealism amounts to a distinction between philosophy and non-philosophy. I argue that Hegel's account of legitimate philosophy, as interpreted by Stern, is too narrow since it ...