Faculty & Staff


Dave Heise

Dave Heise

Associate Professor and Department Chair
(Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

Phone: 826-5766
Email: David.Heise@humboldt.edu

Mary Bockover

Mary I. Bockover

Professor (Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara)

Location: BSS 558
Phone: 826-5752
Email: mib1@humboldt.edu
» Personal Website

Loren Cannon

Loren Cannon

Lecturer (Ph.D., Arizona State)

Location: BSS 550
Phone: 826-5757
Email: llc33@humboldt.edu

John Chandler

John Chandler

Lecturer (A.B.D., UC Santa Barbara)

Location: BSS 502A
Phone 826-5759
Email: jpc8@humboldt.edu

Lynette Chen

Lynnette Chen

Lecturer (J.D., UC Davis Law School) (M.A., Philosophy, U.C. Davis)

Location: BSS 552
Phone: 826-5754
Email: lc57@humboldt.edu

Michael Goodman

Michael Goodman

Professor, (Ph.D., Michigan State)

Location: BSS 502 B
Phone: 826-5758
Email: mfg1@humboldt.edu
» Personal Website

Timothy McCune

Lecturer, (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

Location: BSS 554
Phone: 826-5766
Email: tjm29@humboldt.edu

John Powell

John W. Powell

Professor (Ph.D., Oregon)

Location: BSS 502C
Phone: 826-5753
Email: jwp2@humboldt.edu
» Personal Website

Benjamin Shaeffer

H. Benjamin Shaeffer

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara)

Location: BSS 506C
Phone: 826-5755
Email: hbs1@humboldt.edu


Jyll Jackson

Jyll Jackson

Administrative Coordinator

Location: BSS 506B
Phone: 707-826-4124
Email: jlj7002@humboldt.edu


Emeritus Faculty

Susan J. Armstrong

(Professor, PhD., Bryn Mawr)

James K. Derden, Jr.

(Professor, 1969-2005, Ph.D., Toronto)

Thomas H. Early

(Associate Professor, 1971-2004, Ph.D., Boston University)

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"Philosophy is a free inquiry into the limits of human knowledge and into the most general categories applicable to experience and reality."
– Stuart Hampshire

"What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle."
– Wittgenstein

"Philosophy, like all other studies, aims primarily at knowledge.. The knowledge it aims at is the kind of knowledge which gives unity and system to the body of the sciences, and the kind which results from a critical examination of the grounds of our convictions, prejudices, and beliefs."
— Bertrand Russell

"Socrates: Now my art of midwifery is just like [the art of those who attend women in childbirth] in most respects. The difference is… that I watch over the labor of souls, not bodies. And the most important thing… is the ability to apply all possible tests to the offspring, to determine whether [it] is an error or a fertile truth."
– Plato

"An idea is a putting truth in checkmate."
– Jose Ortega Y Gasset.

"[Philosophy] is an adventure in the clarification of thought, progressive and never final. But it is an adventure in which even partial success has importance."
– Alfred North Whitehead