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Mary MacLeodAssociate Professor and Chair of Philosophy

Office: HSS 505H



PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MA, Dalhousie University

BA, University of King’s College/Dalhousie University


PHIL 100  Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 122  Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 221  Symbolic Logic

PHIL 325  Early Modern European Philosophy

PHIL 330  Philosophy of Science

Professional Interests

Kant, Early Modern Western Philosophy (i.e. European philosophy between 1600–1800)

Current Projects

Defending an interpretation of Kant’s mature moral philosophy that connects his views on ethics with his views on mathematics in novel ways. Also writing an elementary formal logic text.

Select Publications

“You Don’t Need Space,” The Grateful Dead and Philosophy, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Open Court Press, 2007.

“Universals” (with Eric Rubenstein), Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2006.

“Some Aspects of the Modal Logic of Henry Bradford Smith” (with Peter Schotch), Journal of Philosophical Logic, Volume 29 No. 6, December 2000.

Select Presentations

“Morality and Temporality in Kant’s Philosophy,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, March 2006.

“Kant’s Theory of Synthesis and the Problem of Universals,” American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, December 2005.

  • Philosophy Department
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building, 505
    981 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2310
  • Fax: 724-357-4039
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.