University of California, Irvine

Logic & Philosophy of Science

3151 Social Science Plaza

Irvine, CA 92697-5100

(949) 824-3816


University of California, Irvine, CA, Department of Philosophy & Program in Logic and Philosophy of Science, 1995 � present.

Ph.D. Philosophy of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, 1979.

B.A. History, UCLA, 1972.


Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, Philosophy of Mind


Philosophy of Biology, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion


Phi Beta Kappa

Howard B. Mills 1-year full-tuition scholarship

Claremont Graduate University 2-year full-tuition scholarship

UC Irvine Regents� Fellowship in the Humanities, 1995/96

Humanities Graduate Essay Award, 1998.

Regents Summer Fellowship, 2000.


1996-1999 Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Philosophy, UC Irvine: Critical Reasoning, Intro. to Ethics, Intro. to Philosophy. Teaching Assistant, School of Social Sciences, UC Irvine: Intro. to Psychology.

1988-1990 Part-time teaching, Philosophy Dept., California State University, Long Beach.

1986-1987 Assistant Professor, Philosophy Dept., St. Mary�s University, San Antonio, TX.

1979-1983 Full-time, non-tenure-track teaching, Loyola-Marymount University, Los Angeles.

I have taught the following courses: Critical Thinking; Intro. to Symbolic Logic; Ethics; Intro. to Philosophy; Intro. to the Philosophy of Mind; Epistemology; and History of Philosophy, Ancient.


Review of Philosophy and Memory Traces: Descartes to Connectionism by John Sutton, for Dialogue: Canadian Philosophy Review, in press.

"Buridan�s Impetus Hypothesis" under consideration by Studies in the History & Philosophy of Science.

"Metaphysical Implications of Insight as Event" IPQ: International Philosophical Quarterly, 1984.


"The Species Problem in Contemporary Philosophy of Biology", Philosophy Department Faculty Colloquium, California State University, Long Beach, CA 1988.

"Reflections on the Core Curriculum: the Role of Philosophy in a Liberal Arts Education", St. Mary�s University, San Antonio, TX 1986.

"From Medieval to Early Modern Science" Conference on Process Thought and Medieval Philosophy, Claremont, CA 1974.


Visiting Member, Bioethics Committee, V.A. Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, 1989-1990.

Editorial Consultant for the publication of The Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, University of Toronto Press.

Member, Delegation of American Philosophers (under David Hoekema) to the Universities of Beijing and Wuhan, People�s Republic of China, 1993.

Member of the Editorial Board of Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies.

Reviewer for Wadsworth Publishing of James Sterba�s Morality in Practice, 1989.

Participant, APA Teaching Workshop, directed by Dick Wasserstrom and Bill Whisner, Los Angeles, 1990.

Faculty development grant to participate in the Perspectives Institute on core-curriculum development at Boston College, Boston, MA, 1987.

Visiting Scholar, UCLA Philosophy Dept., sponsored by Prof. Marilyn Adams, 1992.

Member American Philosophical Association and Philosophy of Science Association.


Prof. Brian Skyrms, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine.

Prof. Kyle Stanford, Department of Philosophy and Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine.

Prof. Don Hoffman, Department of Cognitive Science, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine.