Stephen Biggs


Dept:Philosophy & Religious Studies
Office:413 Catt
2224 Osborn Dr.
Ames IA

Research Areas

Philosophy of Mind and Language; Cognitive Science; Epistemology, especially Epistemology of Philosophy


PhD University of Arizona (2007), Philosophy
MA University of Colorado (2001), Philosophy
MA Arcadia University (1998), Humanities
BA St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia (1996), Philosophy & Psychology

Courses Taught

Introduction to Philosophy
Logic and Scientific Reasoning
History of 20th Century Anglo-American Philosophy
Brains, Minds, and Computers

Selected Publications

“Carnap, the Necessary A Posteriori, and Metaphysical Nihilism” (with Jessica Wilson), in Stephan Blatti and Sandra Lapointe (eds.) Ontology After Carnap, Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

“Sorting the Senses” (with Mohan Matthen and Dustin Stokes), in Dustin Stokes, Mohan Matthen, and Stephen Biggs (eds.), Perception and Its Modalities, Oxford University Press (2014).

“Liberalism, Feminism, and Group Rights”, Monist (2012).

“Abduction and Modality”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (2011).