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Associate Professor of Philosophy
Chair: Department of Languages and Philosophy

Associate Editor: Precollege Philosophy and Public Practice

General Classrooms 108F

Office: 435.586.7912


Meet Kris Phillips

Fall 2023 Student Hours:


& by Appointment

Hi there! I'm Kris.

I joined the faculty at SUU in 2014 after having earned my PhD from the University of Iowa. I study early modern philosophy (17th and 18th century) with an emphasis on Descartes. Currently my research interests lie at the intersection of metaphilosophy, the philosophy of education, and early modern philosophy. I'm developing a manuscript project that draws from figures such as Margaret Cavendish, Descartes, Adam Smith, Hume, Wollstonecraft, and a few other early modern European figures in order to make a case for the importance of a well-rounded, philosophically-grounded education.

I am also working on projects in virtue dialogue, metaphilosophy, Margaret Cavendish, and Mary Shepherd's philosophy of time.

I am Associate Editor of Precollege Philosophy and Public Practice.

I teach a wide variety of topics, but primarily metaphysics, epistemology and the history of modern philosophy.

I grew up in Michigan, and am an avid fan of both the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers. I also enjoy baking, cooking, cycling, listening to records, making and drinking coffee, literature, tattoos, and burritos.

Kristopherphillips [at] SUU [dot] edu