Associate Professor of Philosophy
Zed Adams joined the Philosophy department in 2008. His research interests include ethics, aesthetics and philosophy of mind. Most recently he has published On the Genealogy of Color: A Case Study in Historicized Conceptual Analysis, an engagement with philosophical debates about color realism which foregrounds the history of color science. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
PhD 2008, University of Chicago
Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland, co-editor with Jake Browning, (MIT Press, 2016)
On the Genealogy of Color: A Case Study in Historicized Conceptual Analysis (Routledge, 2015)
“Philosophy and Science in the Modern Age,” co-author Jake Browning, in The Cultural History of Colour: The Modern Age, eds. Sarah Street and Anders Steinvall (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming).
“The Myth of the Common Sense Conception of Color,” co-author Nat Hansen, in Shifting Concepts: The Philosophy And Psychology of Conceptual Variability, eds. Åsa Wikforss and Teresa Marques (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
“Surface Noise,” British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 58, No. 3 (2018)
“On the Ontology of Mechanically Reproduced Artworks” (Popular Music and Society, 2015)
"Cognitive Spread: Under What Conditions Does the Mind Extend Beyond the Body?" (with Chauncey Maher, European Journal of Philosophy, 2015)
"Against Moral Intellectualism" (Philosophical Investigations, 2014)
"Chauncey Maher, Strange but True: On the Counter-Intuitiveness of the Extended Mind Hypothesis" (Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2013)
Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind
Thinking Through Interfaces
Greek/Latin Reading Group
French Reading Group
German Reading Group
Varieties of Intentionality
Dogmas of Empiricism
Truth, Lies and Bullshit
Illusion of Color
Ind Senior Project