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Kathleen A. Wallace

Professor of Philosophy


Degrees

PHD, 1983, SUNY Stony Brook Univ; BA, 1972, Rosemont Coll


Bio

Kathleen Wallace is Professor of Philosophy and is currently Chairperson of the Philosophy Department. Her areas of specialization are Metaphysics, Ethics, Personal Identity, American philosophy, Feminism. She is particularly interested in the metaphysics of personal identity. In her book, The Network Self: Relation, Process, and Personal Identity (Routledge, 2019) is inspired by feminist theories of a relational self and contemporary metaphysical theories of the self as temporally extended. In the book, she develops a theory of the self as a cumulative network of social and other relations, and draws out its implications for conceptualizing practical dimensions of the self, i.e., the having of a first person perspective, autonomy, and responsibility. Other publications include articles and book chapters on these  and other areas listed above.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PHI 051D PHIL EXPL: DANGEROUS IDEAS Undergraduate
PHI 137 LEADERSHIP & VALUES Undergraduate
PHI 138 (HP) ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY Undergraduate
PHI 181W HAPPINESS & WAYS OF LIFE Undergraduate
PHI 238 GUIDE TO ETHICS & SUSTAINABLTY Graduate
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