Institute Contact Information

The Gould Center is located in the apartment of the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 East 8th Street, on the Claremont McKenna College campus.

Mailing Address

The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6420  


Amy Kind
Director, The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies
Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy

Amy Kind joined the CMC faculty in 1997. Currently the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, 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 a short introductory textbook, Persons and Personal Identity (Polity Press).