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Fileva, Iskra Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • I work in ethics, moral psychology and issues at the intersection of philosophy and psychology. I also do some work in aesthetics and some in epistemology.


  • ethics, moral psychology, and issues at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry


selected publications


courses taught

  • PHIL 1700 - Philosophy and the Arts
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Considers philosophic questions involved in the analysis and assessment of artistic experiences and of the objects with which the arts, including the literary arts, are concerned.
  • PHIL 2150 - Ethics and Sex
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Explores a variety of moral questions relating to sex and procreation. Topics may include arguments for and against the wrongness of masturbation, incest, pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, voyeurism, pornography, sadomasochism, prostitution, abortion, commercial surrogacy and cloning, as well as arguments addressing such additional subjects as what constitutes rape and whether procreation is morally obligatory, optional, or forbidden.
  • PHIL 2170 - Ethics and Economics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines a variety of perspectives on problems at the intersection of ethics and economics, using both empirical data and moral reasoning to evaluate arguments concerning topics such as: government regulation of private industry, protectionist economic policies, fair work compensation, retirement benefits, and access to health care.
  • PHIL 2750 - Philosophy and Science Fiction
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Explores philosophical issues in science fiction literature and film. Topics may include time travel, artificial intelligence, free will, personal identity, and how scientific advances will change human life and society. Students may read science fiction stories and philosophical articles, and watch several movies.
  • PHIL 2800 - Open Topics/Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • PHIL 3600 - Philosophy of Religion
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Philosophical discussion of fundamental issues in religion, such as existence of God, religious experience, faith and reason, evil, immortality and religious language. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
  • PHIL 5800 - Open Topics in Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Variety of new courses at the 5000 level. See current departmental announcements for specific content. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.


International Activities

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

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