Faculty & Staff

Faculty

David Heise

Associate Professor and Department Chair
(Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

On Sabattical Fall 2014
Phone: 826-5766
Email: David.Heise@humboldt.edu

Mary I. Bockover

Professor (Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara)

Office Hours: TWR 9-10:30 or by appt.
Location: BSS 558
Phone: 826-5752
Email: mib1@humboldt.edu
» Personal Website


Loren Cannon

Lecturer (Ph.D., Arizona State)

Office Hours: TR 2:30-5 or by appt.
Location: BSS 550
Phone: 826-5757
Email: llc33@humboldt.edu

John Chandler

Lecturer (A.B.D., UC Santa Barbara)

Office Hours: TR 12:30-2 or by appt.
Location: BSS 502A
Phone 826-5759
Email: jpc8@humboldt.edu

Lynnette Chen

Lecturer (J.D., UC Davis Law School) (M.A., Philosophy, U.C. Davis)

Office Hours: M-R 11-12 or by appt.
Location: BSS 552
Phone: 826-5754
Email: lc57@humboldt.edu

Michael Goodman

Professor, (Ph.D., Michigan State)

Office Hours: MW 10-11:30; TR 9-10:30 or by appt.
Location: Music B 213
Phone: 826-5758
Email: mfg1@humboldt.edu
» Personal Website

Timothy McCune

Lecturer, (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

Office Hours: MW 9-10; F by appt.
Location: BSS 554
Phone: 826-5766
Email: tjm29@humboldt.edu

John W. Powell

Professor (Ph.D., Oregon)

Office Hours: MW 12:30-1:30; R 1-3 p.m. & by appt.
Location: BSS 502C
Phone: 826-5753
Email: jwp2@humboldt.edu
» Personal Website

H. Benjamin Shaeffer

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara)

Office Hours: MR 3-4 & by appt.
Location: BSS 506C
Phone: 826-5755
Email: hbs1@humboldt.edu

Staff

Jyll Jackson

Administrative Coordinator
jlj7002@humboldt.edu

707-826-4124

BSS 506B

Emeritus Faculty

Susan J. Armstrong

(Professor, PhD., Bryn Mawr)

James K. Derden, Jr.

(Professor, 1969-2005, Ph.D., Toronto)

Thomas H. Early

(Associate Professor, 1971-2004, Ph.D., Boston University)

Student Resources

"Philosophy is a free inquiry into the limits of human knowledge and into the most general categories applicable to experience and reality."
– Stuart Hampshire

"What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle."
– Wittgenstein

"Philosophy, like all other studies, aims primarily at knowledge.. The knowledge it aims at is the kind of knowledge which gives unity and system to the body of the sciences, and the kind which results from a critical examination of the grounds of our convictions, prejudices, and beliefs."
— Bertrand Russell

"Socrates: Now my art of midwifery is just like [the art of those who attend women in childbirth] in most respects. The difference is… that I watch over the labor of souls, not bodies. And the most important thing… is the ability to apply all possible tests to the offspring, to determine whether [it] is an error or a fertile truth."
– Plato

"An idea is a putting truth in checkmate."
– Jose Ortega Y Gasset.

"[Philosophy] is an adventure in the clarification of thought, progressive and never final. But it is an adventure in which even partial success has importance."
– Alfred North Whitehead