People in the Department of Philosophy

Core Faculty

Luvell Anderson

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Philosophy of language, philosophy of race, semantics, ethics of racial language

Remy Debes

Associate Professor
Editor, Southern Journal of Philosophy

Ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of emotion, Scottish Enlightenment, Hume, Adam Smith

Verena Erlenbusch

 

Assistant Professor
Pre-Law Faculty Affiliate Advisor

Political philosophy, contemporary European philosophy, genealogy, critical theory

Shaun Gallagher

Moss Professor of Philosophy

Phenomenology, philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, embodiment, intersubjectivity, hermeneutics

David Miguel Gray

Assistant Professor

Philosophy of race and racism, philosophy of psychology, African American philosophy, philosophy of mind

Mary Beth Mader

Professor
Chair, Department of Philosophy

20th-century continental philosophy, feminist theory, ontology

Thomas Nenon

Professor
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Husserl, Heidegger, Kant and German idealism, hermeneutics, philosophy of the social sciences

Timothy Roche

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Greek and Roman Philosophy, history of philosophy, ethical theory, logic

Kas Saghafi

Associate Professor

Contemporary continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, aesthetics, and social/political philosophy

Deborah Tollefsen

Professor
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Philosophy of mind, epistemology, social ontology

Somogy Varga

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Admissions

Philosophy of psychiatry/mind, moral psychology, social philosophy, critical theory

 Lecturers and Instructors


L. Manning Garrett

Senior Lecturer

319 Varnell-Jones (Lambuth campus)
glmnning@memphis.edu

Marda Kaiser- Rehnelt

Adjunct Instructor

312 Clement Hall
mkaiser@memphis.edu

Daniel Larkin

Instructor and Undergraduate Advisor

339C Clement Hall
dblarkin@memphis.edu

Amit Sen

Instructor

339B Clement Hall
amitsen@memphis.edu

Emeritus and Deceased Faculty


Pleshette DeArmitt

Associate Professor

Contemporary continental philosophy, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, social and political thought

Gene James

Emeritus Professor

Value theory, applied ethics, American philosophy, philosophy of religion

Bill Lawson

Emeritus Professor

African American philosophy, social and political philosophy

Hoke Robinson

Emeritus Professor

Kant, rationalism, history of modern philosophy

Nancy Simco

Emeritus Professor

Analytic philosophy, metaphysics, advanced logic

John Tienson

Emeritus Professor

Philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of language, British empiricists