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Dr. Craig Fox

Education

  • B.A.: Boston University
  • M.A.: Tufts University and the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ph.D.: University of Illinois at Chicago

Biography

Dr. Fox began studying philosophy accidentally in college, and he's been doing it ever since. His main interests are in the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and other analytic philosophers, as well as in logic and philosophy of art (especially film).

Courses

  • Logic and Language
  • Formal Logic
  • Aesthetic Theory
  • Perspectives in Philosophy

Publications

  • "Explanation and Definition: On Hallett on Wittgenstein,"
  • "On Roses, Pi and Understanding"
  • "Family Resemblance"
  • "Meaning and Meaning-blindness"
  • "Going on in the Same Way: Wittgenstein and Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage"
  • "Mamet's Oleanna, Wittgenstein, and Film as Philosophy"
  • Entries on logic in the collection "Key Terms in Logic"

Research Interests

Dr. Fox is interested in philosophy from the early part of the 20th century, which attempts to use results from science, mathematics and logic to inform its results. One of the most important philosophers from this period was Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). He researches Wittgenstein's work as well as relates this work to other areas of philosophy, such as logic and the philosophy of art.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy and Socio-Cultural Studies
  • University Honors Program

Academic Program(s)

  • B.A. Philosophy

Contact Information

Email:
fox@calu.edu

Phone:
724-938-4254

Office:
Manderino Library 450F