Mark Pickering

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Office Location:

Freiburger Residence Hall

Email: mapickering@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7445

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.  If philosophical arguments are presented clearly and if students are induced to evaluate them, then students will see that philosophy is interesting and rewarding.

Areas of Scholarship

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