Faculty Profile

Susan Feldman

Professor of Philosophy (1980)

Contact Information


East College Room 211


Her interests include the history of modern philosophy, the problem of knowledge and skepticism, philosophy of science and ethics, both pure" and "applied" to such areas as the environment, the status of women, medicine and public policy."


  • B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1974
  • M.A., 1976
  • M.A., University of Rochester, 1978
  • Ph.D., 1980

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

PHIL 103 Logic
The study and practice of forms and methods of argumentation in ordinary and symbolic languages,focusing on elements of symbolic logic and critical reasoning, including analysis and assessment of arguments in English, symbolizing sentences and arguments,constructing formal proofs of validity in sentential and quantificational logic.This course fulfills the Humanities (Division I A) distribution requirement and the QR graduation requirement. Offered every semester, or every three out of four semesters.

PHIL 113 Philosophy and the Environment
This course introduces students to philosophy by exploring ideas about, and valuation of, the non-human natural environment. We will analyze concepts of ‘nature’, ‘natural’, ‘wilderness’, and attitudes which go along with them, probe the ramifications of treating non-humans as rights holders, examine the distinction between anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric views, and that between holist and individualist outlooks. Our readings will include classic and contemporary works in environmental philosophy.

PMGT 220 Biomedical Ethics
Cross-listed with PHIL 220-01.

PHIL 220 Biomedical Ethics
Cross-listed with PMGT 220-01.