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Jonathan Westphal

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Jonathan Westphal, visiting professor of philosophy, received his B.A. from Harvard College, M.A. from the University of Sussex, and Ph.D. from the University of London. He has taught at the University of Hawaii, the University of London, Idaho State University, and at other colleges and universities in the U.K. and the U.S. He was an Alexander von Humbolt Fellow at the University of Munich, and is a Permanent Member of the Senior Common Room at University College, Oxford.

He has written a book on the philosophy of colour (Colour: a Philosophical Introduction, Blackwell, Oxford, 1991, 2nd ed,) and a number of articles on time, the latest one on the concept of the future.

His deepest loves are colour and composition in painting, and the meaning in words in poetry. He has strong research interests in philosophy of mind, and his most recent publication in the area is ‘”My Body," “my X” and “I”', American Philosophical Quarterly, 3 (2008), and also in diagrammatic and visual logics, “Logic as a Vector System," Journal of Logic and Computation, 3 (2005).

School of Cognitive Science

Recent and Upcoming Courses
CS-0285: Philosophy of Language (Spring 2014)
CS-0212: Philosophy of Color (Spring 2014)
JTW-0125: Gilbert Ryle's _The Concept of Mind_ (January 2014)
CS-0114: Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2013)


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Jonathan Westphal
Visiting Professor of Philosophy
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Amherst, MA 01002

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