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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Edward Thomson

1843 - 1844
Professor of Philosophy of the Human Mind and Oral Philosophy

Andrew Ten Brook

1844 - 1851
1864 - 1877
Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy
Chair of Philosophy
Librarian

William Stanton Curtis

1851 - 1952
Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy

Henry Philip Tappan

1852 - 1863
Professor of Philosophy
President of the University of Michigan

Lucius Delison Chapin

1863 - 1868
Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy

Benjamin Franklin Cocker

1869 - 1883
Professor of Philosophy
Chair of Philosophy

John Dewey

1884 - 1894
Professor of Philosophy

Alfred Henry Lloyd

1891 - 1927
Professor of Philosophy
Dean of the Graduate School
Acting President of the University

George Rebec

1891 - 1904
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Robert Mark Wenley

1896 - 1929
Professor of Philosophy

Carl Vernon Tower

1898
Assistant Professor of Phylosophy

Charles B. Vibbert

1905 - 1947
Professor of Philosophy

Roy Wood Sellars

1905 - 1950
Professor of Philosophy

Dewitt H. Parker

1908 - 1949
Mark Wenley Professor of Philosophy
Chair Department of Philosophy

P. Brand Blanshard

1921 - 1922
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

C. R. Morris

1926
Professor of Philosophy

Raymond Hoekstra

1928 - 1936
Instructor in Philosophy & Psychology

Cooper Harold Langford

1929 - 1964
Professor of Philosophy

Andrew Paul Ushenko

1931 - 1937
Associate Professor of Philosophy

William K. Frankena

1937 - 1978
Professor of Philosophy

Paul Henle

1937 - 1962
Professor of Philosophy

Arthur W. Burks

1946 - 1986
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor of Philosophy

Charles Leslie Stevenson

1946 - 1977
Professor of Philosophy

Irving Marmer Copi

1948 - 1972
Professor of Philosophy

William Payne Alston

1949 - 1971
Professor of Philosophy

Arnold S Kaufman

1955 - 1969
Professor of Philosophy

Frithjof H. Bergmann

1961 - 1999
Professor of Philosophy

George I. Mavrodes

1961 - 1995
Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics

James O. Urmson

1961
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, 1961, 1965, 1969

Jack W. Meiland

1962 - 1997
Professor of Philosophy

Alvin I. Goldman

1963 - 1980
Professor of Philosophy

Abraham Kaplan

1963 - 1973
Professor of Philosophy

Donald J. Munro

1964 - 1996
Professor of Philosophy, Chinese

Bernard A. Berofsky

1964 - 1967
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Richard B. Brandt

1964 - 1981
Professor of Philosophy
Chair Department of Philosophy

Yehoshua Bar Hillel

1965
Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Stig G. Kanger

1965 - 1966
Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Kendall L. Walton

1965 - 2011
Professor of Philosophy
Charles L. Stevenson Collegiate Professor
Professor of Art & Design

Peter L. Heath

1966
1969
Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Jaegwon Kim

1967 - 1988
Roy Wood Selars Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy
Chair of Department of Philosophy

Stephen P. Stich

1967 - 1979
Associate Professor of Philosophy

David B. Moody

1968 - 2003
Professor of Psychology
Research Professor Kresge Hearing Research Institute

Nicholas P. White

1969 - 1995
Professor of Philosophy

Susan S. Lipschutz

1970 - 1986
Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Provost
Associate Dean of the Graduate School

John G. Bennett

1971 - 1976
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Holly Martin Smith

1973 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Richard Statman

1976
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Timothy G. McCarthy

1977 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Kit Fine

1978 - 1988
Professor of Philosophy

Adrian M.S. Piper

1979 - 1982
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Sarah O’Brien Conly

1980 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Akell Bilgrami

1981 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Stephen L. White

1981 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

J. David Velleman

1983 - 2005
GEM Asncombe Collegiate Professor of Philosophy
James B. and Grace J. Nelson Professor of Philosophy

Barnaby B. Barratt

1984
Assistant Professor of Psychology and American Culture

Paul A. Boghossian

1984 - 1992
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Stephen Leicester Darwall

1984 - 2008
John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy

William W. Taschek

1985 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Stephen J. Yablo

1986 - 1998
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Crispin James Garth Wright

1987 - 1994
James B. and Grace J. Nelson Professor of Philosophy

Linda M. Blum

1988 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Gideon A. Rosen

1989 - 1993
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Alan D. Code

1991 - 1992
Professor of Classical Studies, Philosophy

Sally Haslanger

1992 - 1998
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies

Ruth Garrett Millikan

1992 - 1996
Professor of Philosophy

Ian P. Rumfitt

1993 - 1998
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Edwin Curley

1993
Professor of Philosophy
James B. & Grace J. Nelson Professor of Philosophy

Mark Crimmins

1994 - 1999
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Steven D. Everson

1995 - 1999
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Philip J. Ivanhoe

1997 - 2002
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures

Thomas Hofweber

1999 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Rachana Kamtekar

2000 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Jason C. Stanley

2000 - 2004
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Jessica M. Wilson

2001 - 2005
William Wilhartz Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Michelle A. Kosch

2002 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Peter Ludlow

2002 - 2007
Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics

Scott J. Shapiro

2005 - 2008
Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Law