Welcome

I am Bennett McNulty, an assistant professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Previously, I taught in the the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Central Arkansas and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Universität Salzburg. I earned my doctorate in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine under the supervision of Jeremy Heis.

I primarily research Immanuel Kant's theoretical philosophy and the history and philosophy of science. My current research program aims to describe and to unify Kant's views on the inexact sciences: chemistry, psychology, anthropology, and biology. In the preface to his Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science, Kant depicts the sciences as positioned on a hierarchy, with physics--the so-called 'proper science'--at the pinnacle. I am interested to illuminate this hierarchy and to account for the status of the special sciences by situating Kant's views thereupon with respect to the natural science of his day. 

I have taught a variety of courses regarding logic, the history and philosophy of science, and history of philosophy. During the 2016/17 academic year, I am teaching Modern Philosophy, a seminar on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, and a (somewhat experimental!) course, Sports, Reason, and Society, that examines some basic issues in the philosophy of sports and the application of logical reasoning in sports.

You can contact me by email at mcnu0074@umn.edu. Here is my CV. You can also peruse my Academia.edu page.