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Philosophy Department faculty, August 26, 2016. Not pictured: David Agler, Kathryn Gines, and Paul Taylor.

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

Lecturer and TLT Coordinator in Philosophy

206 Sparks Building



  1. M.A. in Philosophy, Virginia Tech
  2. Ph.D in Philosophy, Emory University

Areas of Specialization

  • Kant’s Theoretical Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Ethics


  • Logic
  • Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Ethics and the Design of Technology
  • Persons, Moral Values and the Good Life
  • Virtue, Happiness, and the Highest Good
  • Basic Problems in Philosophy
  • Introduction to Metaphysics
  • Modern Philosophy
  • The Enlightenment
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Love and Sex

Recent Publications

  • “Metaphysics and Physiology in Kant’s Attitude Towards Theories of Preformation” in Kant’s Theory of Biology, ed. I. Goy & E. Watkins (Berlin: deGruyter, 2012) (in press)
  • “J. F. Blumenbach” in Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophersed. H. Klemme & M. Kuehn (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2010)
  • “Kant’s Explanatory Natural History: Generation and Classification of Organisms in Kant’s Natural Philosophy”.  In Understanding Purpose: Kant and the Philosophy of Biology, ed Philippe Hunemann. North American Kant Society Publication Series, University of Rochester Press, 2007.
  • "Kant on the Material Ground of Possibility: From The Only Possible Argumentto the Critique of Pure Reason", with Eric Watkins, Review of Metaphysics 52 (1998): 369-395