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Tibor Solymosi


Philosophy Faculty

(724) 946-7303

Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
Mailbox: 144

About Me

I joined Westminster College in fall 2019 as lecturer in philosophy. My teaching and research focus on the consequences of the sciences of life and mind on our self-conception as consicous, free, and morally responsible selves. Recently, I have given attention to the problem of digital devices and technologies in democratic life, through the lens of cultural neuroscience and pragmatism (or what I call neuropragmatism). 

I have published over two dozen articles and book chapters. I have also presented my research throughout the United States and Europe. I was also the keynote speaker at the John Dewey and Cognitive Sciences conference at the American University in Cairo – the first conference on American philosophy in Egypt.

I am also co-editor of two volumes on American philosophy and neuroscience: Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Neuroscience, Neurophilosophy, and Pragmatism: Brains at Work with the World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Recently, I've finished co-writing a book chapter on military ethics and artificial intelligence. Currently, I'm working on a papers on resilience and on democracy. I am also drafting a monograph tentatively titled, Reconstruction of Neurophilosophy.

This fall I'm teaching Problems of Philosophy, Business Ethics, and Inquiry. In the spring, I'll be teaching Problems of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Biomedical Ethics.