Ana Andrei

Ana-Maria Andrei, PhD (University of Florida)
Professional Assistant Professor

Areas of Specialization:
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics

Areas of Competence:
Logic, Epistemology, Aesthetics, German Philosophy

Summer II 2019:          
PHIL 1301.001 Intro to Philosophy (MTWR 12:00-1:55, CI-102)

Office Hours Summer II 2019:          
TW 2:00-4:00
R 2:00-3:00
& by appointment   

Faculty Center 264
Department of Humanities
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5814

My Fall 2019 Epistemology course (PHIL 4305) will explore the following questions among others: What is the nature of truth? Should truth be understood as correspondence with reality? What is it to know something? Is knowledge of the external world possible at all? Can I conclusively rule out the possibility that I might be dreaming right now, or that I might be just a brain in a vat? Are there any privileged beliefs that can be said to constitute the foundation for all of our knowledge? Are the standards for rationality and justification absolute or rather relative to cultural norms? Can there be rational disagreement between epistemic peers (i.e., between equally intelligent people who share the same body of evidence)? 

Courses taught: 
Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking 
Contemporary Philosophy
Philosophy of Art
Political Philosophy
Professional Ethics 

Recent presentations: 
“Revisiting the phenomenal concept strategy in response to the explanatory gap,” Levels of Cognition conference organized by the Italian Cognitive Science Association, Genoa, June 25-27, 2018
“The Gettier problem and misleading defeaters,” conference of the European Epistemology Network, Amsterdam, June 28-30, 2018