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Joseph Campbell2 1Joe Campbell


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Joe Campbell is a professor of Philosophy in the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at WSU. He is Metaphysics Editor of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy as well as a co-founder of the Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference. Dr. Campbell’s main areas of research are free will, moral responsibility, David Hume, and skepticism. He has published articles in Analysis, Philosophical Studies, and the Canadian Journal of Philosophy and has co-edited 9 volumes of MIT Press’ Topics in Contemporary Philosophy series.

• Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Arizona, 1992
• M.A. Philosophy, University of Arizona, 1988
• B.A. Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1983

• Elementary Logic (PHIL 201)
• Philosophy in Film (PHIL 210)
• Science & Religion (PHIL 413)
• Metaphysics (PHIL 446)
• Theory of Knowledge (PHIL 447)

• Honors Thesis Advisor Award, Honors College, WSU, Spring 2006
• Marian E. Smith Faculty Achievement Award, WSU, 2005

Selected Publications
Critical Notice of Paul Russell’s The Riddle of Hume’s Treatise (Oxford University Press, 2008), Canadian Journal of Philosophy, published online March 2015
• “Two Problems for Classical Incompatibilism,” Free Will and Moral Responsibility, I. Haji and J. Couette (eds), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013
Interview, “Free Will: Thirty Points of View,” Methòde – Analytic Perspectives 2: 20-30 (2013)
Free Will (Polity Press, 2011)
“Free Will and the Necessity of the Past,” Analysis 67: 105–111 (April 2007)
“Farewell to Direct Source Incompatibilism,” Acta Analytica 21: 36–49 (Fall 2006)
“Compatibilist Alternatives,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35: 387–406 (September 2005)
“A Compatibilist Theory of Alternative Possibilities,” Philosophical Studies 88: 319–330 (December 1997)