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Demarest, Heather Assistant Professor

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Research

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  • She works on metaphysical implications of current physics. More specifically, she investigates the way in which special and general relativity ought to inform philosophical notions of time, personal identity, and causation. She also works on developing metaphysical accounts of the laws of nature and the fundamental properties of physics.

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  • Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Physics

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Teaching

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  • PHIL 1000 - Introduction to Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    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 3480 - Critical Thinking/Writing in Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses upon the fundamental skills, methods, concepts and distinctions that are essential for the study of philosophy. Basic skills covered include the writing of philosophy papers, the reading of articles and the extraction and evaluation of arguments. Recommended prerequisites: 6 hours of philosophy course work.
  • PHIL 4360 - Metaphysics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Traditional and contemporary theories of the basic categories of reality and the human relationship to it, including universals, substance, identity, change, mind and body, free will and modality. Same as PHIL 5360.
  • PHIL 5360 - Metaphysics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Traditional and contemporary theories of the basic categories of reality and the human relationship to it, including universals, substance, identity, change, mind and body, free will and modality. Same as PHIL 4360.

Background

International Activities

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