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Department of Philosophy


F. Thomas Burke

Title: Professor
Department: Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Close-Hipp 533
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
Department of Philosophy
Professor Tom Burke


  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 1992
  • M.A. University of New Mexico, 1984
  • B.A. University of New Mexico, 1972

Research Interests 

My research centers around the study of classical American pragmatism (Charles Peirce, William James, John Dewey, G. H. Mead) and its applications in various areas of contemporary philosophy, cognitive science, and mathematical logic.

Regularly Taught Courses

  • Introduction to Formal Logic I (PHIL 114)
  • American Philosophy (PHIL 310)

Selected Publications

Authored Books
Edited Books
  • “Pragmatism and Logic.” In The Routledge Companion to Pragmatism. Routledge. 2022.
  • "James’s and Dewey’s Radical Rationalism.” In The Oxford Handbook of William James. Oxford University Press. 2022.
  • "Virtue and Intelligence in a Democratic Republic." Dewey Studies. 4(1):25--34. 2020.
  • "Dewey's Chicago-Functionalist Conception of Logic." In The Oxford Handbook of John Dewey. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • "Extended Mind and Representation."  In Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain.  Bloomsbury Publishing. 2014
  • "Truth, Justice, and the American Pragmatist Way.''  In Pragmatism, Law, and Language. Routledge. 2014.

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