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Dr. Brian Kierland, Ph.D.

Kierland portraitAssociate Professor


Office: Chrisway Annex (2103 University),  Rm 132A

Phone: (208) 426-1474

Areas of Interest:

Ethics, Meta-ethics, Probabilistic Epistemology, Metaphysics of Time, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 101), Knowledge and Reality (PHIL 101), Philosophy of Language (PHIL 308), Moral Philosophy (PHIL 311), Philosophy of Mind (PHIL 410), Analytic Philosophy (PHIL 413)


Brian got his B.A. in Philosophy from the College of Idaho in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Philosophy  from Princeton in 2003. He has authored and coauthored articles on a variety of topics that have appeared in journals such as Synthèse, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. He likes to play tennis, ping-pong and basketball.