Ph.D. University of Hawaii'i
Bio: Dr. Guy Axtell is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department, and serves as the critical thinking coordinator of Radford University's new Core A curriculum.
Teaching interests: Epistemology and metaphysics, philosophy of science, “STS” or science, technology and society studies, and philosophy of religion. JanusBlog: the Virtue Theory Discussion Forum has links to many of his recent and forthcoming papers in his research areas of epistemology and analytic and comparative philosophy of religion. When not teaching or writing, “Dr. Ax” often seeks his ataraxia through biking, tennis, skiing, windsurfing, and curiously speaking about himself in the third person. Ataraxia: Ancient Greek term for psychic balance and “freedom from disquiet.”
Research interests: Sampling of recent and forthcoming research:
- “Recovering Responsibility,” Logos and Episteme (2011).
- “The Dialectics of Objectivity,” Philosophy of History (2012).
- From Internalist Evidentialism to Virtue Responsibilism” in Evidentialism and its Discontents, Trent Dougherty (ed.) 2011. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- “Three Independent Factors in Epistemology” (with Phillip Olson, VTU’s ASPECT Program), Contemporary Pragmatism, 2010.
- “Character-Trait Ascription in Ethics and Epistemology,” in H. Battaly (ed.) Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic. Oxford: Wiley/Broadview Press, 2010 (reprinted from Metaphilosophy (2009).
- “Virtue Theoretic Responses to Skepticism”, in Oxford Handbook of Epistemology, John Greco, ed., 2009.
- “Epistemic Virtue,” in Routledge Encyclopedia of Epistemology, 2nd edition, 2009, M. Steup, ed.