Philosophy and Religion

Heath White

W. Heath White, Associate Professor

Office: Bear Hall 281
Phone: (910) 962-4002
Email: whitew@uncw.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Philosophy - Georgetown University
  • B.A., Computer Science - Gordon College

Areas of Expertise

  • Practical Reasoning
  • Philosophy of Mind
President of the North Carolina Philosophical Society

Recent Publications

  • "Mattering and Mechanism: Must a Mechanistic Universe Be Depressing?" Ratio: an International Journal of Analytic Philosophy 24(3) (Sept. 2011) pp. 326-339.
  • " 'Ought': The Correct Intention Account," Philosophical Explorations 12(3) (Sept. 2009) pp. 297-317.
  • "Fitting Attitudes, Wrong Kinds of Reasons, and Mind-Independent Goodness," Journal of Moral Philosophy 6.3 (2009) pp. 339-364.
  • (with Mark Lance) "Stereoscopic Vision: Persons, Freedom, and Two Spaces of Material Inference," Philosopher's Imprint 7.4 (May 2007) pp. 1-21.
  • "Desires in Practical Reasoning," Philosophical Studies 129 (2) (May 2006) pp. 197-221.
  • "Foundationalism and the Metaphysics of Practical Reasons," Auslegung 27 (Spring/Summer 2004): 47-64.
  • "Brandom on Practical Reason," The Philosophical Quarterly 53 (Oct. 2003): 566-572.
  • "Intellectual Virtue: Emotions, Luck, and the Ancients," with Nancy Sherman. In Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology, ed. Linda Zagzebski and Michael DePaul (Oxford University Press, 2003)

Courses Taught

  • PAR 101: Invitation to Philosophical Thinking
  • PAR 317: Epistemology
  • PAR 335: Philosophy of Language
  • PAR 340: Philosophy of Religion
  • PAR 400: Virtue Ethics
  • PAR 412: Free Will and Moral Responsibility