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faculty

Keota Fields, PhD

Associate Professor

Philosophy

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Liberal Arts 385

Education

2007CUNY Graduate CenterPhD

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

An examination the role that ethical principles play in developing and implementing public policy, public reception of policy, and evaluating the success of policy. Topics covered include various conceptions of the common good, justice, fairness, equality, public interest, individual liberty, rights, and domestic and international policy.

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.

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