The Tradition of Philosophy at Pomona College
Past Faculty of the Pomona Philosophy Department
W. T. Jones
Member of the Philosophy Department at Pomona College 1938-1972
Member of the Philosophy Department at Caltech 1972-1986
Member of the Board of Trustees of Pomona College 1972-1982
Emeritus trustee of Pomona College 1982-1998
Author of many books and articles including the five volume History of Western Philosophy
Member of the Philosophy Department at Pomona College 1952-2009
Author of over 20 books including Existentialist Prolegomena: To a Future Metaphysics and Truth and Imagination.
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Morton O. Beckner
Member of the Philosophy Department at Pomona College 1958-1990
While at Columbia he won the University’s "best thesis" prize of his year, which was subsequently published as The Biological Way of Thought.
Member of the Philosophy Department at Pomona College 1960-1964
Currently Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College
Author of numerous books including Taking Wittgenstein at His Word and Hume's Skeptical Crisis.
Member of the Philosophy Department at Pomona College 1966-1968
Currently Professor of Philosophy at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Author of numerous books including Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations and Dignity and Practical Reason in Kant's Moral Theory.
Member of the Philosophy Department at Pomona College 1972-2014
Author of numerous articles in philosophy of language and two books: Logic, Meaning, and Conversation and Philosophy Without Ambiguity.
Member of the Philosophy Department at Pomona College 1991-2000
Currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University
Author of several articles as well as Freedom and Responsibility.
Member of the faculty at Pomona College 1994-2002
Currently Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College
Author of several articles and Beyond Consequentialism.
Member of the Philosophy Department at Pomona College 2000-2003
Currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University
Author of many articles, editor of many books, and author of Testimony as a Source of Knowledge.
Alumni Who Continued in Philosophy
Jim Bogen – Pomona 1957
Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
John Roth – Pomona 1962
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
John McCumber – Pomona 1967
Professor of Germanic Languages, UCLA
David Hunt - Pomona 1974
Professor of Philosophy, Whittier College
Christopher Gowans - Pomona
Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University
Rachel Cohon – Pomona 1975
Professor of Philosophy, SUNY-Albany
David Braun – Pomona 1978
Professor of Philosophy, SUNY Buffalo
Deborah Smith – Pomona 1990
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University
Guy Rohrbaugh – Pomona 1990
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Auburn
Shelby Weitzel – Pomona 1990
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross 2002-2009. Currently High School Engagement Coordinator at Treehouse for Kids
Sheldon Smith – Pomona 1991
Professor of Philosophy, UCLA
Jorah Dannenberg – Pomona 2001
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Department, Stanford
Jennifer Nado – Pomona 2004
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Lingnam University-Hong Kong
Philipp Koralus – Pomona 2005
Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford
Stephen White – Pomona 2005
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University