Willem deVries

Phone: (603) 862-3077
Office: Philosophy, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 249N, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Haverford College

Research Interests

  • History of philosophy
  • Metaphysics and epistemology
  • Philosophy of mind

Courses Taught

  • DATA 903: Analytics Applications II
  • DATA 911: Analytics Practicum I
  • HUMA 510D: Ancient World
  • PHIL 440C: Hon/Find a Place for Humanity
  • PHIL 447: AIs, Robots, and People
  • PHIL 525: Existentialism
  • PHIL 570: Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 580: Modern Phil Descartes to Kant
  • PHIL 630: Neuroscience and Philosophy
  • PHIL 702: Top/Metaphysics&Epistemology
  • PHIL 780: Spc Top/

Selected Publications

The Palgrave Hegel Handbook (2020). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-26597-7

Psychologie (2020). doi:10.1515/9783110673692

deVries, W. A. (2020). Some Remarks on Sellars’ Theory of Experience. In S. Brandt, & A. Breunig (Eds.), Sellars & 20th Century Philosophy (pp. 207-220). New York: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

deVries, W. A. (2019). Hegel and Sellars on the Unity of Things. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 27(3), 363-378. doi:10.1080/09672559.2019.1612612

deVries, W. (2019). “From Idealism to Pragmatism: a Matter of Evolution”. European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, 2018(X-2), 1-13. doi:10.4000/ejpap.1299

deVries, W. A. (2010). Naturalism, the Autonomy of Reason, and Pictures. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 18(3), 395-413. doi:10.1080/09672559.2010.492120

deVries, W. A. (2006). McDowell, Sellars, and Sense Impressions. European Journal of Philosophy, 14(2), 182-201. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0378.2006.00221.x

deVries, W. A. (n.d.). The Dialectic of Teleology. Philosophical Topics, 19(2), 51-70. doi:10.5840/philtopics19911923

deVries, W. A. (n.d.). Sense-certainty and the “this-such”. In Hegel'sPhenomenology of Spirit (pp. 63-75). Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/cbo9780511487286.005

DeVries, W. A. (n.d.). Some Forms of Trust. Information, 2(1), 1-16. doi:10.3390/info2010001

Most Cited Publications