Amy Kind, Ph.D.

Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy

Areas of Expertise:
Consciousness, Imagination, Metaphysics, Philosophy of the Mind

Amy Kind
(909) 607-3782
Kravis Center 282

Office Hours

Spring 2021Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 - 3:15 pm by appointment Fridays 9 - 10 am by appointmentArrange appointment via
  • Biography
  • Education
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications

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 the imagination or to phenomenal consciousness.  She has edited three books: Knowledge Through Imagination (co-edited with Peter Kung), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination, and 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).

B.A., Amherst College M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Presidential Award for Merit, 2017

  • Dean's Distinguished Service Award, 2015

  • Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit, 2008

  • Board of Officers, APA, 2014-2017

  • President, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 2016-17