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, epistemology, 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.
- B.A., Brigham Young University
- J.D., University of Chicago
- Ph.D., Boston University
Mark Pickering believes that if students are presented with a clear argument, they can see on their own whether it is a good argument or a bad one. The key is that students be encouraged to think for themselves and refuse to let someone else do the thinking for them.
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