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Dr. Gordon Barnes

Office: 124 Liberal Arts Bldg.
Phone: 585.395.5222
Email: gbarnes@brockport.edu

Research and Teaching Interests

Gordon Barnes has published articles in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion and political philosophy. He is currently working on topics in political philosophy and philosophical psychology. In political philosophy, he is working on the value of having options, and the relationship between original acquisition of private property and the legitimacy of taxation. In philosophical psychology, he is working on the nature of the self.

Selected Publications

  • 2016. “Wilt Chamberlain Redux?” Philosophia 44 (1), 79-85
  • 2013. “It is Necessary to Be Relevant: Reply to Schmidtz” Reason Papers, 145-148
  • 2012. “Why is Coercion Unjust?” Analysis 73 (3), 457-465
  • 2012. “Property and Progress” Reason Papers 34 (2), 144-150
  • 2011. “How to Be an Evidentialist about Belief in God” Philo 14 (1), 25-31
  • 2007. “The Sins of Christian Orthodoxy” Philo 10 (1), 93-113.
  • 2007. “Necessity and Apriority” Philosophical Studies 132 (3), 495-523
  • 2002. “Conceivability, Explanation and Defeat” Philosophical Studies 108 (3), 327-338.
  • 2002. “Resolving the Responsibilism Dilemma” Monist 85 (3), 415-420
  • 2002. “Belief, Control and Conclusive Reasons” Southern Journal of Philosophy 40 (3), 315-325

Courses Taught

  • Personal Identity and the Self
  • God, Self and World
  • Human Knowledge
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Philosophy

Last Updated 10/12/17

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