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Jay Odenbaugh

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J.R. Howard Hall

 “Philosophy in its best moments is about instilling intellectual accountability. As William James noted, ‘a great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.’ To understand our beliefs and values is important not only for intellectual reasons but for deeply practical reasons. Beliefs and values have effects — some beneficial and some not. It thus is of profound importance to be responsible for one’s view of the world and my teaching is first and foremost an attempt to bring students to understand and respect that responsibility.”

I graduated with a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Calgary in 2001. My research interests include the history and philosophy of science (especially ecology and evolution), metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. In the history of philosophy, I am especially fascinated by the American pragmatists and their descendants.

Besides philosophy, I enjoy reading about about art and art history, rock climbing, hiking, cycling, and playing 

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Jay Odenbaugh’s office is located in room 230 of John R. Howard Hall.

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Jay Odenbaugh Associate Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair

Philosophy Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road MSC 45 Portland OR 97219 USA

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