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Arthur Morton

Title:Associate Professor
Office:Warde Academic Center
Phone:773-298-3779
Email:morton@sxu.edu
Department: Philosophy

Biography

Arthur L. Morton's primary philosophical interests center around what is required of us to have an "adequate" understanding of ourselves and the world we inhabit. He has a deep interest in questioning the limits of of our understanding how such a skeptical stance may inform and improve our lives.


Areas of Specialization

  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Cognitive Science
  • Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
  • Ethics/Moral Philosophy

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 200: Ethics
  • PHIL 201: Theories of Knowledge
  • PHIL 210: Logic and Argument
  • PHIL 290: Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 291: History and Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 293: Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 294: Philosophy and Cognition
  • PHIL 306: Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 309: Contemporary Philosophy
  • PHIL 376: Studies in Early Modern Philosophy

Presentations

"The Science and Philosophy of Compassion," with Dr. Rick Monzon. Saint Xavier University, October 2014

"Philosophy in the Hay"-Commentary. Mid-south Philosophy Conference: Memphis, March 2011.

"Re-analyzing Belief-contents"-Commentary. Mid-south Philosophy Conference: Memphis, March 2011.

Publications

Review of "Hume's Skeptical Crisis," International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, 2013

"Hare, Robert (1781-1858)," Encyclopedia of American Enlightenment, 2012

"Hume's Newtonian Image of Science," Annales Philosophici, 2011

With Marcella Russo, "Is the Feeling Mutual?" Contemporary Philosophy, 2011

"Hume, Representation, Realism and Linguistic Cognition," 35th Hume Society Conference Proceedings, August 2008.