I am a PhD candidate in
the School of Philosophy,
at the University
of Southern California, Los Angeles. In the Fall, I will move to Columbia, Missouri, to take up a position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, at the University of Missouri.
starting graduate school in philosophy, I studied
art history in Bucharest, Romania (BA, 2002) and London, Canada (MA,
dissertation offers a new interpretation of Thomas Reid's philosophical
work, focusing on his integrative approach to singular thought: the
faculties of the mind function together to give us knowledge of the
individual objects of the world. This investigation answers a
central question: how can one grasp a singular thought which is
directly about a particular thing? According to Reid, the
the objects about which one has singular thoughts sets such thoughts
apart. This contrasts to how people today understand the distinction
between singular and general thoughts: by reference to the nature of
the relevant thoughts. Reid's effort to work out the nature of
singular thoughts thus involves a
radically different, but no less successful, strategy.
Much like G. E. Moore, beside
common sense philosophy, I enjoy the simple pleasures of life:
gardening, hiking and minimalist running.
© 2011. Marina Folescu. All
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