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Tibor Solymosi


Philosophy Faculty

(724) 946-7303

Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Office - 321
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 papers on resilience, on democracy, and on the importance of the philosophical method of reconstruction in neurophilosophy. I am also drafting a monograph tentatively titled, The Third Enlightenment.

In fall 2019 I taught Problems of Philosophy, Business Ethics, and Inquiry. In spring 2020, I'm teaching Problems of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Biomedical Ethics.