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Talbot, Brian Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Talbot's research looks into how philosophical beliefs can be justified. This involves investigating the psychological processes that generate philosophical intuitions, investigating the use of intuitions from multiple sources as evidence, and investigating the nature of epistemic oughts.

keywords

  • philosophical methodology, intuitions, philosophy and psychology, metaphilosophy, epistemology

Publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • PHIL 1000 - Introduction to Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces students to the most fundamental questions of human existence, either topically or through various major figures in philosophy. Topics may include free will, the mind-body problem, the nature of the self, the existence of God, knowledge of the external world, the nature of morality, the meaning of life.
  • PHIL 2220 - Philosophy and Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Considers controversies about the law in general and the U.S. system in particular. Questions may include: What is law? What should the law prohibit (e.g., abortion, drug use, prostitution, cloning)? Is there a moral obligation to obey the law? Can civil disobedience be justified? How do we justify punishing those who break the law? Is capital punishment morally justifiable?
  • PHIL 3930 - Internship in Social Policy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Under the guidance of an official in a governmental or non-governmental organization, students are assigned to projects selected for their academic suitability as well as for value to the sponsoring organization. Prior approval of department required. Recommended prerequisites: PHIL 1200 and PHIL 2200 and PHIL 3200 and 9 hours in moral or political philosophy course work.
  • PHIL 4260 - Philosophy of Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Considers philosophical topics concerning law and the U.S. legal system. Topics that may be considered include the nature of law, relations between law and morality, justifications of punishment, the moral duty to obey the law, and law and liberty. Recommended prerequisite: 12 hours philosophy course work. Same as PHIL 5260.
  • PHIL 5260 - Philosophy of Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Considers philosophical topics concerning law and the U.S. legal system. Topics that may be considered include the nature of law, relations between law and morality, justifications of punishment, the moral duty to obey the law, and law and liberty.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)