Faculty Specialties

Department Chair

David Laraway

Associate Professor of Hispanic Literature and Cultures

  • Hispanic Literature and Culture (Borges, Spanish-American Poetry, Basque and Basque-American literature, and culture)
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Literature
  • 20th-Century European Philosophy
  • Philosophy in Spain and Latin America

https://humanities.byu.edu/david-phillip-laraway/


 

Professors

Daniel W. Graham

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A.O. Smoot Professor of Philosophy

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
  • Early Greek Science
  • History of Philosophy

https://humanities.byu.edu/daniel-w-graham


James E. Faulconer

  • Contemporary European Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • History of Philosophy

https://humanities.byu.edu/james-faulconer/


 

Associate Professors

Travis Anderson

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  • Philosophy of Art and Architecture
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Heidegger

https://humanities.byu.edu/travis-anderson/


Ryan Christensen

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  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Religion

https://humanities.byu.edu/ryan-christensen/


David Jensen

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  • Ethics
  • Kant
  • Philosophy of Language

https://humanities.byu.edu/david-jensen/


 

Assistant Professors

Gordon B. Mower

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  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Chinese and East Asian Philosophy

https://humanities.byu.edu/gordon-b-mower/


Katie Paxman

  • Early Modern Philosophy, especially David Hume
  • Moral Psychology
  • History of Philosophy of Emotion

https://humanities.byu.edu/katie-paxman/


Nathan Rockwood

  • Early Modern Philosophy, especially Locke & Descartes
  • Philosophy of Religion 
  • Epistemology

https://humanities.byu.edu/nathan-rockwood/


Justin White

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  • 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Agency
  • Moral Psychology

https://humanities.byu.edu/justin-white/


Michael Hansen

  • Early Modern Philosophy, especially Leibniz and Spinoza
  • Epistemology
  • Mind

https://humanities.byu.edu/michael-hansen/


Adjuncts

Michael Arts

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  • Philosophy of Language
  • History of Philosophy
  • Wittgenstein and Peirce

https://humanities.byu.edu/michael-arts/


Kathleen Bingham

  • Intersection of rhetoric and aesthetics
  • Continental philosophy especially existentialism
  • feminist theory

https://humanities.byu.edu/kathleen-bingham-2/


Eric Blum

  • Philosophy of Law
  • Business Ethics

https://humanities.byu.edu/eric-blum-2/


Brandon Bowen

  • Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion

https://humanities.byu.edu/brandon-bowen/


Judson Burton

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Ethics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind

https://humanities.byu.edu/judson-burton/


Chad Conrad

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion

https://humanities.byu.edu/chad-conrad-2/


Angela Wentz Faulconer

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  • Medical Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Moral and Political Philosophy

https://humanities.byu.edu/angela-wentz-faulconer/


Darin Crawford Gates

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  • Normative Philosophy
  • Business Ethics
  • Computer Science Ethics
  • Phenomenology

https://humanities.byu.edu/darin-crawford-gates/