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Westmont College
Philosophy Department
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
805.565.6167
taylor@westmont.edu

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James E. Taylor
Professor of Philosophy
Department Chair


Office Hours
TBA
Current Course Schedule - Fall 2004
PY 6A - Philosophical Perspectives
M/W/F
9:15-10:20
MB 1
RS 103 - Christian Apologetics
M/W/F
2:00-3:05
VL 216
PY 135 - Philosophy of Language
T/Th
8:00-9:50
PC 12

Phone: 805.565.6157
Email:taylor@westmont.edu
Campus Address: Porter Center 8

JAMES E. TAYLOR, PH.D.
Philosophy
University of Arizona, 1987

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Professor of Philosophy, Westmont College,1999-present
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Westmont College, 1994-1999
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1993
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1987-1993
Instructor, University of Arizona, 1984-86

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Epistemology
Philosophical Psychology
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Logic/Critical Thinking
History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Language

AWARDS:
Teacher of the Year, Humanities Division, Westmont College, 1997

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
"The Value of Epistemology: A Defense," Philosophical Papers, 28 (1999) 169-185.
"Plantinga on Epistemic Warrant," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
"Scepticism and the Nature of Knowledge," Philosophia, 22:1 (1993).
"Conceptual Analysis and the Essence of Knowledge," American Philosophical Quarterly, 30 (1993).
"Plantinga's Proper Functioning Analysis of Epistemic Warrant," Philosophical Studies, 62 (1991).
"Epistemic Justification and Psychological Realism," Synthese, 85 (1990).