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Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

Associate Teaching Professor in Philosophy


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

Professional Bio

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
Mark Fisher
Mark Fisher