Curriculum Vitae for

 

SALLY A. FERGUSON

 

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, August 1995.

B.A., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 1986.

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Visiting Assitant Professor, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, University of West Florida, 1995-1996

 

Visiting Tutor and Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 1996-1997

 

Visiting Assitant Professor, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, University of West Florida, 1997-1998

 

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, University of West Florida, 1998-2002

 

Assistant Professor, Tenured, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, University of West Florida, 2003-2004

 

Associate Professor, Tenured, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, University of West Florida, 2004-present

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

 

History of Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology (Evolutionary Theory), Philosophy of Mind and Language.

 

AREAS OF COMPETENCE

 

Contemporary Analytic Philosophy including Logic, Metaphysics, and Epistemology; History of Philosophy.

 

DISSERTATION TITLE AND ADVISOR

 

Title: Locke's Representational Theory of Language

Advisor: Daniel Bonevac

 

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

 

  • What makes Locke's simple ideas adequate?, The Locke Newsletter, 1996.

 

  • Are Locke's abstract ideas fictions?, Review of Metaphysics, v. 53, no. 1, Septermber 1999.

 

  • Lockean Teleosemantics, The Locke Newsletter, no.32, 2001.

 

  • Bayesianism, Analogy, and Hume�s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Hume Studies, April 2002.

 

  • Methodology in Evolutionary Psychology, Biology and Philosophy, Vol. 17, Issue 5, January 2002.

 

  • Integrating evolutionary approaches to human behavior,Biology and Philosophy, Vol. 18, issue 4, September 2003.

 

  • Is Evolutionary Psychology even possible?, Biology and Philosophy, Volume 22, Number 2,March, 2007

 

 

 

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

  • Is Evolutionary Psychology even possible? , Annual Meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, November, 2006
  • Externalism and Explanation in Locke�s Essay, Annual meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, November, 2002.
  • Externalism and Explanation in Locke�s Empricism, Annual meeting of the Australasian Association for Philosophy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 9, 2002.
  • Methodology in Evolutionary Psychology, International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Hamden, CT, July 19, 2001.

        Methodology in Evolutionary Psychology, Australasian Association for Philosophy (New Zealand Division), Wellington, New Zealand, Dec. 5, 2000.

  • On Applying A Bayesian Analysis to the Reasonings in Hume�s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, 46th Annual Meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association, Sarasota, FL, Nov. 10, 2000
  • On Applying A Bayesian Analysis to the Reasonings in Hume�s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Annual Meeting of the Alabama Philosophical Society, Orange Beach, AL, Oct. 27, 2000.
  • Locke�s Epistemological Criterion of Personal Identity, Annual Meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association, Miami, Florida, November 13, 1999.
  • Lockean Teleosemantics, Annual Meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association, Orlando, Florida, November 7, 1997.
  • Are Locke's abstract ideas fictions?, Annual Meeting of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, July, 1997.
  • What makes Locke's simple ideas adequate?, Annual Meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association, Tampa, Florida, November 10, 1995.

 

 

 

COLLOQUIA AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

 

  • Evolution in Perspective: The Big Picture on Dawkins vs. Gould, University of West Florida Biology Seminar, February 13, 2004.
  • Evolution in Perspective: The Big Picture on Dawkins vs. Gould, University of West Florida Freethinkers Society, October 14, 2003.
  • Is There a Natural Moral Sense?, Temple Beth-el, Pensacola, FL, October 10, 2002.
  • Is There a Natural Moral Sense?, University of West Florida, April 16, 2002.
  • Leapin� Lizards! Kierkegaard and Resisting the Temptation of Reason, University of West Florida, November 19, 1999.
  • Who is Dr. Who's father? & Why time travel is not a paradox, University of West Florida, April 14th, 1999.
  • Are Locke's abstract ideas fictions?, Victoria University Philosophy colloquium, Victoria University ofWellington, Wellington, New Zealand, May, 1997.
  • Lockean teleosemantics and the problem of innate ideas, Victoria University Philosophy colloquium, Victoria University ofWellington, Wellington, New Zealand, September, 1996.

 

VISITING RESEARCH POSITION HISTORY

 

Visiting Research Professor, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola, Florida, Summer, 1996.

 

COMMITTEE SERVICE

 

  • College of Arts and Sciences Council, Chair, 2005-2006
  • College of Arts and Sciences Council, 2004-present
  • Associate Chair, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, University of West Florida, Fall 2005
  • General Studies Committee, University of West Florida, Fall 1998 - present.
  • Search Committee for the position of John C. Pace, Jr. Visiting Eminent Scholar, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, University of West Florida, Fall 2000.
  • Search Committee for a position in the Office of Student Advising, University of West Florida, Summer 2001.
  • Search Committee for the position of John C. Pace, Jr. Visiting Eminent Scholar, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, University of West Florida, Spring 2000.
  • University Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising Award Committee, University of West Florida, Spring 2000.
  • Search Committee for a faculty position in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of West Florida, Spring 2000.
  • Faculty Senate, University of West Florida, Spring 1999 � Fall 1999.
  • Academic Review Committee, University of West Florida, Spring 1999 - Fall 1999.
  • Search Committee for a faculty position in the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, University of West Florida, Fall 1998 - Spring 1999.
  • Search Committee for a position of Office Assistant, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of West Florida, Fall 1999.

 

POSITIONS HELD IN SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

 

        Member, Editorial Board, Florida Philosophical Review, appointed Spring 2001.

        Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Committee of the Florida Philosophical Association, 2000-Present

        Undergraduate Essay Prize Committee, Florida Philosophical Association, Fall 2000.

        Member-at-Large, Executive Committee of the Florida Philosophical Association, 1997-1998.

        Member, Board of Directors, Florida Center for Philosophy for Children, elected January, 1996.

 

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