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Edward H. Minar

Edward H. Minar

Departmental Chairperson

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(PHIL)-Philosophy

Phone: 479-575-8712

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Ed Minar's main areas are in history of analytic philosophy, philosophy of mind, epistemology, and continental philosophy. He has written on the later Wittgenstein and on Heidegger and is working on papers on anthropomorphism, on Wittgenstein, Heidegger and idealism, on the role of agreement in Wittgenstein’s philosophy, and on disjunctivism as a response to skepticism. Another central interest is in animal minds. He is editor of Philosophical Topics

History of analytic philosophy, philosophy of mind, epistemology, and continental philosophy.

PhD, Harvard

“The Life of the Sign: Rule-Following, Practice, and Agreement”  (forthcoming, 2011).  Oskari Kuusela and Marie McGinn, eds., Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein.

“A View from Somewhere:  Nagel, Wittgenstein, and Idealism” (2007).  The Modern Schoolman.

“Reflections on Anthropomorphism and Dog Training: What Your Dog Can Teach You About Philosophy of Mind” (2008).  Steven Hales, ed., What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog, Open Court.)

"Heidegger, Wittgenstein and Skepticism". (2001). Harvard Review of Philosophy.

He is editor of Philosophical Topics.