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Dr. Guy Axtell

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gsaxtell@radford.edu
Associate Professor
706 Fairfax, F104
540-831-5213

Ph.D. University of Hawaii'i

Bio: Dr. Guy Axtell is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department, and serves as the critical thinking coordinator of Radford University's new Core A curriculum.

Teaching interests: Epistemology and metaphysics, philosophy of science, “STS” or science, technology and society studies, and philosophy of religion. JanusBlog: the Virtue Theory Discussion Forum has links to many of his recent and forthcoming papers in his research areas of epistemology and analytic and comparative philosophy of religion. When not teaching or writing, “Dr. Ax” often seeks his ataraxia through biking, tennis, skiing, windsurfing, and curiously speaking about himself in the third person. Ataraxia: Ancient Greek term for psychic balance and “freedom from disquiet.”

Research interests: Sampling of recent and forthcoming research:

  • “Recovering Responsibility,” Logos and Episteme (2011).
  • “The Dialectics of Objectivity,” Philosophy of History (2012).
  • From Internalist Evidentialism to Virtue Responsibilism” in Evidentialism and its Discontents, Trent Dougherty (ed.) 2011. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • “Three Independent Factors in Epistemology” (with Phillip Olson, VTU’s ASPECT Program), Contemporary Pragmatism, 2010.
  • “Character-Trait Ascription in Ethics and Epistemology,” in H. Battaly (ed.) Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic. Oxford: Wiley/Broadview Press, 2010 (reprinted from Metaphilosophy (2009).
  • “Virtue Theoretic Responses to Skepticism”, in Oxford Handbook of Epistemology, John Greco, ed., 2009.
  • “Epistemic Virtue,” in Routledge Encyclopedia of Epistemology, 2nd edition, 2009, M. Steup, ed.

     

Dr. Gilburt Goffstein

ggoffste@radford.edu
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy
706 Fairfax, F105

Ph.D. University of Missouri

Courses taught: Ethics, History of Philosophy, Critical Social Theory
 

Dr. Sharon Hartline

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shartlin@radford.edu
Professor of Philosophy
706 Fairfax, F106
540-831-5898

Ph.D. SUNY at Stony Brook

Courses taught: Ethics, Applied Ethics, Modern Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Dr. Joe Jones

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jjones39@radford.edu
Professor and Chair
706 Fairfax, D105
540-831-5388

Ph.D. Florida State University

Bio: Dr. Joe Jones is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Joe was an Air Force brat. His father took the family to the Philippines for two tours, 5 1/2 years, and one tour in Germany, three years, and did an unaccompanied year tour in Korea when Joe was 6. When Joe was 17, he went to college at Clemson University, majored in beer, and flunked out. In late 1968, at 19 1/2 and with a 1-A draft classification prior to the lottery, he enlisted for 4 years in the Air Force. Between 1970 and 1972, he spent twenty-one months in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. When he was discharged early, just turned 23, he had spent about ten years abroad, which has affected his view of the world. This view is not so centered on the United States as the views of some folk. Better motivated, Joe tried college again, discovered it comfortable, and became a lifelong student. After 11 years, Florida State University said there were no more degrees he could get and threw him out with a Ph.D. in ancient Greek philosophy and mathematics, the history of science, logic, ethics, and a thing called metaphysics. He is still learning and appreciates the chance to speak with students concerning philosophical issues, which he sometimes considers ongoing therapy for himself. He wishes for students to also benefit from the conversations.

 

Dr. Glen Martin

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gmartin@radford.edu
Professor of Philosophy
706 Fairfax, A106
540-831-5897

Ph.D. CUNY

Courses taught: Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Language, History of Philosophy, East-West Comparative Philosophy, Peace and World Order Studies, Ethics and Society (PHIL 112), Origins of Philosophy (PHIL 114), Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (PHIL 201), Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 350), Philosophy of Language (PHIL 370)

Research interests: My research and scholarly interests (and passions) continue in the same path that was articulated in my 2005 book Millennium Dawn and developed in my 2008 book Ascent to Freedom.  These interests involve the problem of the transformation of human existence from planetary immaturity and our present suicidal behavior to planetary maturity under rational economic, political, and spiritual principles.  My new book that should be out in 2009 is entitled Planetary Democracy and Human Maturity: The Holistic Dynamic of Spirituality, Nonviolence, Democratic Economics, and Earth Federation. It focuses on the nature of authentic democracy, spirituality, nonviolence and other aspects of the human ascent to maturity, and links maturity with a global social order of peace with justice.

Dr. Kim Kipling

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Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Ph.D. Penn State

Courses taught: Aesthetics, Existentialism, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy