To speak with an advisor in the Philosophy Department, contact John Casey, Stacey Goguen or Daniel Milsky.

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John Casey
John
P.
Casey
Ph.D.
Professor, Coordinator, Advisor
Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5922
Expertise
History of Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking
Courses Taught
PHIL 101-Argument and Reasoning
PHIL 102-Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 201-Logic I
PHIL 300-History of Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 301-History of Medieval Philosophy
Phil 302-History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL 303-Logic II
PHIL 371-Theory of Knowledge
PHIL 384-Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 385-Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 396-Seminar in the History of Philosophy
PHIL 341-Metaphysics
Research Interests
Argumentation, History of Medieval Philosophy
Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago (2002)

Selected Publications

Books

Straw Man Arguments: A Study in Fallacy Theory. (with Scott Aikin) 2022. Bloomsbury.

Read a review of Straw Man Arguments in the Times Literary Supplement.

REcent Articles and essays

“Knock Knock: Meta-Argumentative Humor, Who?” with Scott Aikin, Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines. (forthcoming)

“What I fear about living most is wasting my time” Southwest Journal of Philosophy. 38 (2) July 2022. https://doi.org/10.5840/swphilreview202238229

“How to have better arguments” (with Scott Aikin). Psyche. 2022.

“Beliefs, commitments, and ad baculum arguments.” Languages 7: 107. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages7020107

“Argumentation and the Problem of Agreement” (with Scott Aikin). Synthese. 200 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-022-03680-4

“Bothsiderism” (with Scott Aikin). Argumentation. 36; 249–268 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1007/s10503-021-09563-1.

“Heroic Arguers and Glorious Arguments.” (with Dan Cohen) Proceedings of the European Conference on Argumentation. 2020.

"No place for compromise: Resisting the shift to negotiation." (with David Godden). Argumentation. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10503-020-09517-z

“Adversariality and Argumentation.” Informal Logic. 40 (1) 77-108. 2020 https://doi.org/10.22329/il.v40i1.5969.

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Office Hours
Office Hours Fall 2022
Monday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10-10:50 a.m. and 1:30-2:10 p.m.
Other times by appointment.
Main Campus
Dr. Stacey Goguen
Stacey
L.
Goguen
Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Advisor
Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5797
Expertise
Feminist Philosophy, Social Epistemology, Philosophy of Science
Courses Taught
PHIL 102-Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 213-Ethics
PHIL 373-Feminist Philosophy
PHIL 311-Writing Intensive Program: Arguing Philosophically
PHIL 375-Philosophy of Science
PHIL-371 Theory of Knowledge
PHIL-353 Feminism and the Philosophy of Science
Research Interests
Stereotypes, Bias, Epistemic Injustice, The Self, Personhood, The Under-representation of Women in Philosophy
Education

B.A. Liberal Arts, St. John's College (Annapolis, MD)

Ph.D Philosophy, Boston University 

Selected Publications

Overcoming Epistemic Injustice, Co-Editor, Forthcoming (Rowman & Littlefield)

 

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Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Daniel Milsky
Daniel
J.
Milsky
Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Advisor
Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5798
Expertise
Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Ecology, Environmental Ethics
Courses Taught
PHIL 213-Ethics
PHIL 214-Medical Ethics
PHIL 215-Business Ethics
PHIL 365-Environmental Ethics
PHIL 362-Philosophy of Law
PHIL 375-Philosophy of Science
Research Interests
Environmental Ethics, Restoration Ecology, Locavorism, Popular Culture and Philosophy
Education

B.A. Philosophy, Union College (Schenectady, New York)

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Selected Publications

"Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy" (Open Court Press)

"Radiohead and Philosophy" (Open Court Press)

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Sophia Mihic
Sophia
Mihic
Professor
Political Science
Philosophy
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5652
Expertise
Political Theory, Anglo-Analytic and Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory, “Race,” Class, and the Politics of the Legal Order, The History of Political Thought
Courses Taught
ZHON 193 – Honors Introduction to the Social Sciences
PSCI 216 – American National Government
PSCI/PHIL 390 – Classical Political Theory
PSCI/PHIL 390 Modern Political Theory
PSCI 392 – WIP: Contemporary Political Theory
PHIL 345 – Social and Political Philosophy
PSCI 382/PHIL 382 – Marx Seminar
PHIL 389 – Foucault Seminar
PHIL 387 – Arendt Seminar
PSCI 401 – Classics of Political Science
PSCI 491 – Arendt Seminar
Research Interests
Dr. Mihic’s research and teaching focuses on the philosophy of interpretive inquiry in the social sciences, the work of Hannah Arendt, and the structural grounds of order and identity politics in 20th and now 21st century democracies. She also teaches and writes on the history of political thought, literature and political theory and the politics of the legal order. She was a fellow at the Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy, Rutgers University—where she was awarded a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation—and a fellow at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois at Urbana.
Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2000

M.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1993

B.A., Political Science, University of Florida 1982

Selected Publications

“‘the end was in the beginning’: Melville, Ellison and the Democratic Death of Progress in Typee,” Jason Frank, ed. The Political Companion to Herman Melville, University of Kentucky Press, January 2014

“Interpretation, Political Theory, and the Hegemony of Normative Theorizing,” Becoming Plural: The Political Thought of William E. Connolly, Alan Finlayson, ed., Routledge, October 2009

“Facts, Values and ‘Real’ Numbers: Making Sense In and Of Political Science,” with Stephen G. Engelmann and Elizabeth Rose Wingrove, The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and Its Epistemological Others, George Steinmetz, ed., Duke University Press, 2005

“Neoliberalism and the Jurisprudence of Privacy: An Experiment in Feminist Theorizing,” Feminist Theory, 9(2), August 2008

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Curriculum Vitae
Roumiana Stankova
Roumiana
Stankova
Instructor
Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4080
Courses Taught
PHIL 101-Critical Thinking
PHIL 102-Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 213-Ethics
Research Interests
Philosophy and Modern Science, Futurology, Philosophy of Education and Education of Philosophy
Education

University of Sofia, Bulgaria

M.A. Major: Philosophy, Minor: English                          

Selected Publications

"Values and Creativity", "Moral Values and AIDS", "Gender Education in Bulgaria", "Education of Philosophy: A View from Inside".

“Gender Education in Bulgarian Schools”, Education (Sofia), No 4, 1998

“Education: A View from Inside”, Education (Sofia), No 5, 1997

“Values and Creativity”, Annual Records of Medical Academy, Sofia 1990

El Centro
Northeastern Illinois University
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Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:15-9:45 a.m. in Room CBM 140
Friday: 1:50-2:50 p.m. in Room CBM 140
Friday: 5:10-6:10 p.m. at El Centro
and by appointment
El Centro
Main Campus
Smiling white man with brown hair in a blue flannel shirt.
David
Waldman
Instructor
Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5797
Courses Taught
PHIL 101-Critical Thinking
PHIL 213-Ethics
PHIL 102-Introduction to Philopsophy
PHIL 222-History of Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 241-History of Modern Philosophy
Research Interests
Ethics, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy and Blues
Education

University of Chicago, Chicago, Il

University of Illinois, Chicago Il

Additional Information

David Waldman studied philosophy at Columbia in New York, University of Chicago, and UIC.  He’s particularly interested in ethics, political philosophy, and the history of  Philosophy. He also has a passion for blues and has performed at clubs around Chicago.

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5797
Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 3-4 p.m.
and by appointment.
Main Campus