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Alan Schwerin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Rice University

M.A., Rhodes University

Office
Howard Hall, 323
Phone
(732) 571-4470
Email
aschweri@monmouth.edu
Web site
Alan Schwerin, Ph.D.
Office Hours
Monday & Thursday 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Courses this Semester
PL 101-01
PL 101-02
PR 438-01
Regularly Taught Courses
Introduction to Philosophy
Nature of the Self
About

Alan Schwerin is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of South Africa. He received his M.A. in the Philosophy of Science from Rhodes University and his doctorate from Rice University. His research interests include investigations of David Hume’s philosophy of mind and Bertrand Russell’s epistemology. He has served on the board of the Northeastern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and served as the president of The Bertrand Russell Society for fifteen years.

Research Interests

Research interests include investigations of David Hume’s philosophy of mind and Bertrand Russell’s epistemology.

Publications
Books

Hume’s Labyrinth: A Search For The Self  Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2012

Russell Revisited: Critical Reflections on the Thought of Bertrand Russell (Edited)

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2008

Bertrand Russell on Nuclear War, Peace and Language: Historical and Critical Essays Praeger (Westport 2002)

Apartheid’s Landscape and Ideas: A Scorched Soul University of Rochester Press (Rochester 2001)

Reason and Belief: Great Issues in Philosophy (Edited) Whittier Publications (New York 1999)

The Expanding Universe:  An Introduction to Philosophy (Edited) Edwin Mellen (New York 1993)

The Reluctant Revolutionary:  An Essay on David Hume’s Account of Necessary Connection. Peter Lang (New York, Bern 1988)

 

Scholarly Articles

(Selection)

“Can the self be a brain?”Principia: an International Journal of Epistemology (Brazil) Volume 19 (2):  235 – 246 (2015)

“On Hume’s Search for a theory of the Self”. Metaphysica: Internationale Fachzeitschrift für Ontologie und Metaphysik  Volume 16, Issue 2, September 2015 (139 – 158)

“On Hume’s Defense of Berkeley.” Open Journal of Philosophy Volume 5, Number 6, August 2015 (327 – 337)

“Is Hume’s account of the Soul contradictory?” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology Volume 2 Number 4, December 2014 (61 – 68)

“Russell on Hume’s account of the self.” Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies Vol 33, No 1: 2013 (31 – 47)

“On Hume’s Labyrinth.” Annales Philosophici 5 2012 (69 – 84)

“Hume and the Self.” Metaphysica: Internationale Fachzeitschrift für Ontologie und Metaphysik Vol 13, Number 1: 2012 (65 – 85)

“Hume and the Self: A Critical Response.” Journal of Scottish Philosophy, Volume 5.1 Spring 2007

“Some Remarks on Russell’s Account of Vagueness.” Contemporary Philosophy, Vol XXI No 3 & 4, 1999 (51-57)

“A Lady, Her Philosopher and a Contradiction.” Russell: The Journal of the Bertrand Russell Archives, Vol 19, No 1, 1999 (5 – 28)

Professional Associations

Dr. Schwerin has served on the board of the Northeastern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and served as the president of The Bertrand Russell Society for fifteen years.