Amy Kind, PhD

Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies

Department

Philosophy

Areas of Expertise

Consciousness
Imagination
Philosophy of Mind
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Office Hours

On sabbatical for AY 2021-22

Biography

Amy Kind, the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, joined the CMC faculty in 1997. Currently the Director of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, she has previously served as Chair of the Department of Philosophy (2009 - 2012) and Associate Dean of the Faculty (2005 - 2008). At CMC, she teaches classes in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and logic. Her research interests lie broadly in the philosophy of mind, though most of her published work has concerned issues relating either to imagination or to phenomenal consciousness.  She has edited or co-edited four volumes: Epistemic Uses of Imagination (co-edited with Christopher Badura), Knowledge Through Imagination (co-edited with Peter Kung), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imaginationand Philosophy of Mind in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.  She has also written two introductory textbooks, Persons and Personal Identity (Polity Press) and Philosophy of Mind: The Basics (Routledge).

For more information, see her Google Scholar profile and her personal website.

 

Education

BA; Amherst College

MA, PhD; UCLA

Awards and Affiliations

Presidential Award for Merit, 2017

Dean's Distinguished Service Award, 2015

Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit, 2008