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Northwest Missouri State University


James Eiswert

James Eiswert

Email

Office

52 Valk

Phone

660.562.1257
660.562.1241 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1988

Associate Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Philosophy; University of Leuven Belgium
  • Ph.L. (MA) Philosophy; University of Leuven Belgium
  • Ph.B. (BA) Philosophy; University of Leuven Belgium
  • B.A. Literature; Siena College

Courses Taught

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Humanities: Ancient and Medieval World
  • Advanced Topics:
    • Phenomenology
    • Philosophy and Mysticism
    • Philosophy of Mathematics
    • Eastern Thought and Nothingness
    • Philosophy of Theater
    • A. N. Whitehead
    • Philosophy of Mind
    • Philosophy of Law

Academic Interests

  • Hermeneutics
  • Philosophy and Science-Religion
  • Eastern Thought
  • Mysticism

Scholarly Activity

Publications (selections)
  • "Teaching Cultural Diversity in the Core Curriculum", co-authored. The Journal of General Education (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994).
  • "Philosophy" in Encyclopedia of Modern East Europe: 1815-1989. Edited by R. Frucht. Garland Publishing, 2000.
  • "Positivism" in Encyclopedia of Modern East Europe: 1815-1989. Edited by R. Frucht. Garland Publishing, 2000.
  • "Polish Logic" in Encyclopedia of Modern East Europe: 1815-1989. Edited by R. Frucht. Garland Publishing, 2000.
  • "Alfred Tarski" in Encyclopedia of Modern East Europe: 1815-1989. Edited by R. Frucht. Garland Publishing, 2000.
  • "Kazimierz Twardowski" in Encyclopedia of Modern East Europe: 1815-1989. Edited by R. Frucht. Garland Publishing, 2000.
  • "Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz" in Encyclopedia of Modern East Europe: 1815-1989. Edited by R. Frucht. Garland Publishing, 2000.   

Presentations (selections)

  • "Teaching Cultural Diversity in the Core Curriculum." Joint presentation at American Association for the Advancement of Core Curriculum. (Atlanta, GA: 1992).   
  • "A Response to Issues in the Philosophy of Language." Presentation at Central States Philosophy Conference. (Rolla, MO: 1993).
  • "Interdisciplinarity and the General Education Programs at Northwest Missouri State University." Joint presentation at American Association for the Advancement of Core Curriculum. Chicago, IL:1994.
  • Business Ethics: Its Possibilities and Implications.  Association of Regional Business and the College of Business MU, Columbia, MO, (1998). 
  • Technology in Education. Co-presenter, National Social Science Association, St. Louis, (1999).
  • Teaching Science in Light of The Kansas Evolution Decision. Missouri Chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Lincoln University, Jefferson, MO, (1999).
  • Science as Story. Co-presented with Pat Lucido. Conference for State Teachers of Science, NWMSU, (1999).
  • Science as Story. The History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Conference, University of Misssouri-Columbia, (1999).
  • "Shinto and Whitehead" Japan Studies Association International Conference. New Orleans, LA, (2001).
  • "Zen Koans and Godel: An East-West Dialogue on Self-Transcendence." Japan Studies Association International Conference. Honolulu, HI, (2002).
  • "Aristophanes' The Clouds and Socrates."  Gorilla Theater Company. Kansas City, MO. (2002)
  • "Teaching Values across the Curriculum" with J. Brandon-Falcone, M. Johnson, R. Schwartzman. Conference on Technology in Education. Kansas City, MO (2004).

Student Group Advisement

  • AKL fraternity

Other Professional Experiences

  • Japan Studies Association
  • American Philosophical Associaton