Amy Kind, Ph.D.

Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy



Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of the Mind
Kravis Center

Office Hours

Spring 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 - 3:15 pm by appointment
Fridays 9 - 10 am by appointment
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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

Awards and Affiliations

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