Faculty and Staff

Dr. Eduardo Wilner

Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy; Joint teaching appointment in Biology

Special interests: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Evolutionary Theory
Ph.D., University of Guelph, 1995



Dr. Joseph Thompson (In Memoriam)

Associate Professor of Philosophy & Humanities

Special interests: Nietzsche, Continental Philosophy, Religion, Arts & Humanities
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002



Dr. Walter Benesch

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy & Humanities

Special interests: Eastern Philosophy, Comparative Religions, Comparative Logics
D.Phil., Leopold Franzens Universitat, 1963

Mr. Arash Pessian

Term Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Humanities

Special Interests: philosophy of representation, applied ethics (business & internet), philosophy of mind and neuroscience, philosophy of science & technology, experimental philosophy
M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2001



Dr. Seth Jones

Term Instructor of Philosophy & Humanities

Special Interests: early modern philosophy, metaphysics, metaethics, free will, eastern philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy and literature
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2012



Ms. Patricia Seifert

Administrative Assistant of Philosophy & Humanities

If you have general or administrative inquiries about the department or program, please contact Ms. Seifert at plseifert@alaska.edu 




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