Jason B. Thibodeau

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics

Areas of Competence: Epistemology, History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, World Religions, Applied Ethics,
Wittgenstein

Education

University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2006
Dissertation: Ordinary Language Philosophy:  A Critical
Re-examination

M.A. in Philosophy, 2002

University of California, Berkeley
B.A. in Philosophy, 1997

Professional Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgia Perimeter College

Fall 2010-current

Instructor, Imperial Valley College

Winter 2008

  • Logic
  • Introduction to Philosophy

Spring 2008

  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Introduction to Philosophy

Adjunct Instructor, Cuyamaca College

Spring 2008

  • World Religions

Fall 2008

  • Critical Thinking

Spring 2009

  • Logic
  • General Introduction to Philosophy
  • World Religions

Fall 2009

  • World Religions
  • General Introduction to Philosophy

Visiting Assistant Professor, Auburn University, Department of Philosophy
Fall 2005

  • Introduction to Ethics

Spring 2006

  • Introduction to Ethics

Fall 2006

  • Introduction to Ethics

Teaching Assistant for the Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 2001-2003

  • Introduction to Logic – Fall 2001, Winter 2002, Winter 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005
  • Ethics and Society – Fall 2002, Winter 2005
  • Introduction to Philosophy: Epistemology – Spring 2002
  • Environmental Ethics – Summer 2001
  • Introduction to Philosophy: Metaphysics—Winter 2005

Teaching Assistant for the Law and Society Program, University of California, San Diego

  • Law and Society 100 – Spring 2002

Section Instructor for the Revelle College Humanities Writing Program, University of California, San Diego, 1999-2001

  • Humanities 1: The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece – Winter 2000 and Winter 2001
  • Humanities 2: Rome, Christianity, and the Middle Ages – Spring 2000 and Spring 2001

Teaching Assistant for the Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 1998-1999

  • Ethics and Society – Fall 1998
  • Logic and Decision Making – Winter 1999, Spring 1999

Research Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, Summer 1999

Under Review

“The Epistemic Status of Analytic Statements”
“The Virtues and Ultimate Impotence of the Free Will Defense”

Presentations

“The Problem of Evil and the Capacity to Cause Suffering”
Northwest Philosophy Conference, October 2007

Commentary on Jason Jordan’s “The Anthropoid Coffin:  Divine Omnipotence
and the Limes of Subjectivity”
Northwest Philosophy Conference, October 2007

“Analyticity Re-re-examined”
Auburn Philosophical Society Colloquium, December 2006

“The Standard Meter and Performative Utterances”
Alabama Philosophical Society Conference, October 2005

“Natural Kind Terms and Natural Substance Terms”
UCSD Graduate Philosophy Colloquium, February 2005

“Teaching an Old Dogma New Tricks”
UCSD Graduate Philosophy Colloquium, April 2004

“Moore and Wittgenstein On Certainty and Skepticism”
UCSD Graduate Philosophy Colloquium, February 2003

Fellowships

Department of Philosophy Dissertation Fellowship, UCSD
Spring 2003 – Spring 2004
Department of Philosophy Dissertation Fellowship, UCSD
Fall 2004

References

Available upon request