Tim Mosteller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office Phone: (951) 343-4770 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B211 Office Hours: Fall 2014 Semester TBA
|Ph.D.||Philosophy||University of Miami||2002|
|M.A.||Philosophy of Religion and Ethics||Biola University||1997|
|B.A.||Philosophy, International Relations||University of Southern California||1993|
Academic Year Abroad, American University in Cairo and Tel-Aviv University, 1991-1992
Fall 2014 Semester
PHI213, Section B
Introduction to Philosophy
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9.30a - 10.30a
PHI213, Section D
Introduction to Philosophy
Thursday, 6.30p - 9.30p
PHI300, Section A
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2.30p - 3.30p
PHI320, Section A
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10.45a - 11.45a
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Epistemology (theories of truth)
Metaphysics (general ontology)
Philosophy of Religion; Ethics (bioethics)
University of San Diego
California State University, San Marcos
University of Miami
Research, Presentations, & Publications
Title: “Epistemological Relativism:MacIntyre, Putnam and Rorty”
"Teaching Informal Fallacies Through Video," American Association of Philosophy Teachers Biennial Meeting, Coastal Carolina University, 2010
"Educating the Souls for Freedom: Maritain and the Humanities," American Maritain Association Conference, 2010
"Secularism, Relativism and the Possibility of Christian Culture," A Secular Age Conference, Dublin City University, 2009.
"The Challenge of Cultural Relativism to Teaching Bioethics" European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare, University of Tubingen, 2009.
“The Transcendentals and Analytic Philosophy of Religion” American Philosophical Association, 2008
“Soul, Ethics…then Brain and Mind.” University of Colorado, Denver, 2008.
"MacIntyre's Epistemological Relativism and the Possibility of Human Flourishing." London Metropolitan University, 2007.
"On the Epistemic Possibility of Blasphemy, Heresy and Freedom of Speech." University of Central Florida, 2007.
"Teleology and Embryonic Personhood." American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2007.
"Why Recent Correspondence Theories Fail Religious Epistemology." American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2006.
Teleology, Embryonic Personhood, and Stem Cell Research" (Ethics and Medicine, 2011)
Platonism and Recent Correspondance Theories of Truth" (Southwest Philosophy Review, 2010)
Relativism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum Press, 2008)
Relativism in Contemporary American Philosophy (Continuum Press, 2006)
Aristotle and Headless Clones (Theoretical Medicine & Bioethics, July 2005)
The Tao of Narnia (Narnia and Philosophy, Open Court Press, 2005)
Religious Epistemic Relativism and the Possibility of Religious Knowledge (Philosophia Christi, 2006)
Jane Mary Trau Zwerner Graduate Scholarship, University of Miami Department of Philosophy, 1998
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, 2000
Church Membership & Activities
Daybreak Church, Carlsbad, CA
Community Service & Involvement
Member, American Philosophical Association
Interests & Hobbies
"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely in Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Paul to the Church at Colosse)