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Amy D. Karofsky

Associate Professor of Philosophy


Degrees

PHD, 1997, Univ Virginia; MA, 1992, Univ Virginia; AB, 1990, University of Pennsylvania


Bio

(History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion). BA, 1990, University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., 1997, University of Virginia.

Amy Karofsky, Associate Professor of Philosophy. Ph.D., University of Virginia. Her areas of expertise include: History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy; Historical Metaphysics; Philosophy of Religion. She is also interested in the Metaphysics of Modality. Publications include: "The Primitiveness of Leibnizian Alethic Modalities," History of Philosophy Quarterly; "Su'rez' Doctrine of Eternal Truths," Journal of the History of Philosophy; "Su'rez' Influence on Descartes' Theory of Eternal Truths," Medieval Philosophy and Theology; "Descartes is not a Conceptualist," Aret'; "God, Modalities and Conceptualism," Philosophy and Theology. She is currently working on a book defending the doctrine of Necessitarianism.


Teaching Interests

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Metaphysics Philosophic Themes in Film Philosophy of Religion

Research Interests

Metaphysics Modality Necessitarianism

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PHI 009F PHILOSOPHY STUDIO: PHIL THEME Undergraduate
PHI 009X PHIL STUDIO: PHIL EXPLORATIONS Undergraduate
PHI 010 (HP) INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY Undergraduate
PHI 012 (HP)LIFE, MEANING & PHILOSOPHY Undergraduate
PHI 016 (HP)PHILOSOPHIC THEMES IN FILM Undergraduate
PHI 141 ANCIENT&MEDIEVAL PHI Undergraduate
PHI 163 (HP) PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Undergraduate
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