Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • My research specializations are in epistemology and ethics. In those areas I have published on the foundationalist-coherentist dispute, the work of Wilfrid Sellars, the justification of morality, computer ethics, and pedagogical issues relating to the teaching of ethics. I've written two books: Morality’s Critics and Defenders – A Philosophical Dialogue and, with colleague Bill deVries, Knowledge, Mind and the Given: Reading Wilfrid Sellars's “Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind."

    Outside of my areas of specialization, I have published in ancient philosophy, women's studies, the sociology of knowledge, metaphilosophy, and the philosophy of color perception.

    I participate in the P4C (Philosophy for Children) movement, teaching philosophy in elementary, middle and high schools and working with teachers and education students to incorporate philosophical topics and discussions into their classrooms.

    I am interested, both in terms of research and pedagogy, in furthering the idea of a common, universally shared morality.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Teaching Common Morality: Using Bernard Gert's Account of the Moral System in the ClassroomTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics across the Curriculum.  17:227-248. 2017
    2014 SELLARS'S MISCONSTRUAL OF THE DEFENDERS OF THE GIVENHistory of Philosophy Quarterly.  31:79-99. 2014
    2011 Justifying Morality, Part II: Beyond Justification as ClarificationJournal of Value Inquiry.  45:403-417. 2011
    2011 Justifying Morality, Part I: Bernard Gert’s JustificationJournal of Value Inquiry.  45:299-308. 2011
    2007 GERT ON UNRESOLVABLE MORAL DEBATESMetaphilosophy.  38:370-379. 2007
    2007 Tye's Missing Shade of BlueAnalysis.  67:2:166-170. 2007
    2007 Does Observational Knowledge Require Metaknowledge? A Dialogue on SellarsInternational Journal of Philosophical Studies.  15:23-51. 2007
    2006 Shoemaker on Qualia, Phenomenal Properties and Spectrum InversionsPhilosophia.  34:203-208. 2006
    2002 Revisiting Sellars on the Myth of the Given ('Knowledge, Mind, and the Given'International Journal of Philosophical Studies.  10:490-503. 2002
    2002 Knowledge, Mind, and the Given: Reading Wilfrid Sellars's "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind"The Philosophical Review.  111:281-284. 2002
    2002 Bernard Gert's 'Morality' and Its Application to Computer EthicsEthics and Information Technology.  4:79-92. 2002
    2000 THE PHILOSOPHY OF RODERICK M. CHISHOLMThe Philosophical Review.  109:450-453. 2000
    1999 Rescher's MetaphilosophyMetaphilosophy.  30:209-230. 1999
    1994 Is There Anthropological Evidence that Logic Is Culturally Relative?: Remarks on Bloor, Jennings, and Evans-PritchardBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science.  45:749-760. 1994
    1990 Recent Work on Foundationalism.American Philosophical Quarterly.  27:93-116. 1990
    1989 Zande Logic and Western LogicBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science.  40:275-285. 1989
    1988 ALTERNATIVE MATHEMATICS AND THE STRONG PROGRAMME: REPLY TO TRIPLETT'S 'RELATIVISM AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS'.Inquiry.  31:93-101. 1988
    1988 Azande Logic Versus Western Logic?British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.  39:361-366. 1988
    1987 Rorty's critique of foundationalismPhilosophical Studies.  52:115-129. 1987
    1987 Hebrides Women: A Philosopher’s View of Technology and Cultural ChangeWomen, Work, and Technology: Transformations.  145-145. 1987
    1986 RELATIVISM AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS: REMARKS ON BLOOR, FLEW, AND FREGE.Inquiry.  29:439-450. 1986
    1986 Barnes on Heraclitus and the Unity of OppositesAncient Philosophy.  6:15-23. 1986
    1980 Chiholm's FoundationalismPhilosophical Studies.  38:141-153. 1980
    The Role of Certainty

    Book

    Year Title
    2014 Morality's Critics and Defenders: A Philosophical Dialogue 2014
    2000 Knowledge, Mind, and the Given: Reading Wilfrid Sellars's 'Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind'.  Ed. 111.  2000

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2006 Is Sellars's Rylean Hypothesis Plausible? A Dialogue 2006
    2006 Is Sellars's Rylean Hypothesis Plausible? A Dialogue.  85-114. 2006

    Principal Investigator On

  • HYPE Program 2018  awarded by Charles Koch Foundation 2018 - 2019
  • Teaching Activities

  • Ethics Taught course 2019
  • Intro to Eastern Philosophy Taught course 2019
  • Honors/Intro to Philosophy Taught course 2018
  • Intro to Eastern Philosophy Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Philosophy Taught course 2018
  • Who Am I? Concepts of Self Taught course 2018
  • Ethics and Society Taught course 2017
  • Ethics and Society Taught course 2017
  • Ethics and Society Taught course 2016
  • Intro to Eastern Philosophy Taught course 2016
  • Ethics and Society Taught course 2015
  • Ethics and Society Taught course 2015
  • Ethics and Society Taught course 2015
  • Top/Tching Philosophy in K-12 Taught course 2015
  • Concepts of Self Taught course 2014
  • Ethics and Society Taught course 2014
  • Ethics and Society Taught course 2014
  • General Intro to Philosophy Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Timm Triplett