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Keota Fields, PhD

Associate Professor

Philosophy

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Liberal Arts 380

Education

2007CUNY Graduate CenterPhD

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.

An introduction to philosophy as the persistent and methodical attempt to think clearly about universal problems of human life, such as ways of knowing and studies in value.

A study of the major philosophical movements (rationalism, empiricism and critical philosophy) in the 17th and 18th centuries. Philosophers studied include Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant. In addition to these major philosophers, consideration will also be given to the work of Rousseau, Pascal, Malebranche, the French Enlightenment.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Substantial multidisciplinary research and writing. Students will engage in in-depth research of primary and secondary sources across a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. They will research, reason, and write employing the appropriate conventions of the disciplines they are studying. Topics will vary according to instructor. May be repeated with change of content.
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Introduction to the methods and principles used to distinguish correct from incorrect reasoning. The course aims at imparting skill in identifying fallacies in reasoning and in using elementary formal techniques to analyze natural language arguments. Topics include moral reasoning, scientific reasoning, the nature of meaning, and the various uses of language.
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Substantial multidisciplinary research and writing. Students will engage in in-depth research of primary and secondary sources across a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. They will research, reason, and write employing the appropriate conventions of the disciplines they are studying. Topics will vary according to instructor. May be repeated with change of content.
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A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.
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Research

Research Interests

  • History of Modern Philosophy (emphasis on British Empiricism)
  • Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language, Ethics, Philosophical Logic

Select publications

  • Keota Fields (2011).
    Berkeley: Ideas, Immaterialism, and Objective Presence
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