Jeff Kasser

Contact Information

Phone: 970.491.2743

Email: jeff.kasser@colostate.edu

Office: Eddy 224

Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor

Concentration:
  • American philosophy
  • epistemology
  • philosophy of science
  • philosophy of religion

Department: Philosophy

Biography

Kasser specializes in epistemology and the history of American pragmatism, with forays into philosophy of science and philosophy of religion. He is currently working out interpretations of Charles Peirce's doubt-belief theory of inquiry and of William James's expressivist approach to epistemic norms. He has published in such journals as Erkenntnis, European Journal of Philosophy, and Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. He also wrote and delivered Philosophy of Science, a course produced for The Great Courses (formerly The Teaching Company).

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999

First Generation Story

I grew up in smallish towns in the Southeast and found myself continually fascinated and frustrated by the confidence folks had in opinions that they were disinclined to formulate or defend with much care. That's one way that epistemologists are made.