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Joshua Horn

BIO

Joshua Horn is an associate professor in philosophy. He joined the UW-Stevens Point Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in 2013. By teaching philosophy, Horn said, he helps students to consider some of the most important and difficult questions that life has to offer. He specializes in 17th & 18th Century Philosophy, and especially on the thoughts of Spinoza, Leibniz, and Kant. In addition to interests in modern philosophy, Horn maintains an active interest in contemporary analytic metaphysics and philosophy of mind in the fields of modality, causation, free will, philosophy of religion, and cognitive science.

TEACHING HONORS

  • University Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (2020)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Leibniz Society of North America
  • Society for Philosophy of Religion

FAVORITE QUOTE

“It is a sight fit for a God to watch the virtuous man grapple with adversity and evil temptations and manage to hold out against them.” ~Immanuel Kant

FUN FACT

When he was growing up, he wanted to be a criminal prosecutor.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy Club Advisor

Office:
CCC 418

Education

Ph.D. Philosophy
University of Kentucky

M.A. - Philosophy
University of Kentucky

B.A. - Philosophy
Morehead State University

Courses

Introduction to Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophy
17th & 18th Century Philosophy
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Religion
Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law