RUDY GARNS

Biography


I became the value of a bound variable sometime during the late 'fifties in Elizabethtown, PA. After graduating from Western Maryland College (now called McDaniel College) in 1979 with a major in philosophy, I went on to earn my M.A. in philosophy at Northern Illinois University in 1982 and my Ph.D. in philosophy at Syracuse University in 1989. My dissertation, under the direction of William P. Alston, was on the nature of knowledge.


I am an associate professor in the Philosophy Program at Northern Kentucky University, where I regularly teach Philosophy, Self and Society; Early Modern Philosophy; and Philosophy of Mind. I also offer (usually in conjunction with the Honors Program) Clones, Drones and Cyborgs (an orientation to the Honors program); Darwin and Philosophy; Neuroethics; and Androids, Zombies and Brains (Philosophy of Mind). I've co-authored a textbook entitled Theories of Knowledge and Reality. My current research interests include the philosophy of mind, neuroethics, the use of technology in teaching and informatics. I began working at NKU in 1989.


Other interests include travel, photography, woodworking and running.