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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

Amy Karofsky is an Associate Professor of Philosophy. She joined the department in 1997. She teaches with the First Year Connections program and Hofstra's Honors College.


Dr. Karofsky is the co-author of Philosophy through Film, 4th ed. (Routledge, 2021)
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Dr. Karofsky's research focuses on the philosophical position of necessitarianism, the view that absolutely nothing about the universe could have been otherwise than what it actually is. Her book, A Case for Necessitarianism was recently accepted for publication (Routledge, forthcoming).


Teaching Interests

Philosophy through Film, Philosophy of Religion, Atheism, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy


Research Interests

Metaphysics
Modality
Necessitarianism

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
HUHC 011 (HP) C&E FALL SOCIAL SCIENCES Undergraduate
PHI 016 (HP)PHILOSOPHIC THEMES IN FILM Undergraduate
PHI 141 ANCIENT&MEDIEVAL PHI Undergraduate
PHI 163 (HP) PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Undergraduate
PHI 192 UNDERGRD RESRCH IN PHILSPHY II Undergraduate
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