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Mark Pickering

B.A., J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Mark Pickering

Contact

Phone: 561-237-7445

Office Location

Freiburger Residence Hall
25 014

Professional Profile

Mark Pickering joined the faculty at Lynn after teaching at Brigham Young University and the University of Rochester. His area of specialization is early modern philosophy, in particular Immanuel Kant's transcendental idealism. Pickering also has interests in ethical, legal, and political philosophy, and the philosophy of G. W. F. Hegel.  He earned his PhD from Boston University, and his dissertation advanced a phenomenalist interpretation of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

Education

  • B.A., Brigham Young University
  • J.D., University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., Boston University

Teaching Philosophy

Mark Pickering encourages students to critically examine accepted views and to think for themselves about whether they are justified or not. Pickering believes that the best way to do this is to clearly reconstruct the arguments in favor of the view in question and to consider, first, whether the conclusion follows from the premises, and, second, whether the premises are true. The results of such inquiry will often be unexpected and exciting.”

Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice

  • Early modern philosophy (Immanuel Kant's transcendental idealism)
  • Ethical philosophy
  • Legal philosophy
  • Political philosophy
  • Philosophy of G. W. F. Hegel

Curriculum Vitae

PickeringMark_CV.pdf — PDF document, 87Kb
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