Jared Peterson, Visiting Lecturer

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Moral Philosophy
Prof. Peterson completed his BA in philosophy and English at the University of Iowa, his MA in English at the University of Toronto, and his PhD in philosophy at Northwestern University. His primary research interests are in epistemology and philosophy of mind. A fervent Chicago Cubs fan, many of the examples he uses in class involve the Cubs recent triumphs, much to the enjoyment of students who are Brewers, Cardinals, or White Sox fans.

Teaching Interests

Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and the History of Philosophy including Ancient and Early Modern Philosophy

Research Interests

Self-Knowledge, The Nature of Attitudes with a focus on Desire, Value Theory, and Moral Psychology

Consulting Interests

PHIL 101 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 204 - REASON AND REALITY:
PHIL 205 - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
PHIL 260 - HIST OF PHILOSOPHY: ANCIENT
PHIL 261 - HIST OF PHIL: EARLY MODERN
PHIL 315 - METAPHYSICS:
PHIL 360 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY: ANCIENT
PHIL 361 - HISTORY OF PHIL: EARLY MODERN