Ethics Team Kaija MortensenI am Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Randolph College.

My current research (writing and speaking) concerns the ways theories of knowledge and theories of mind inform how philosophers (should) do philosophy and the ways expertise is developed, both in philosophy students and professional philosophers. (CV)

My approach to teaching is shaped by my conviction that dialogue is the central activity of philosophy.  Participation in such dialogue—regardless of one’s role as a student or teacher—requires learning (1) how to charitably understand the ideas of others, (2) how to critique ideas in ways that contribute productively to an overall investigation, and (3) how to enter one’s own voice into an ongoing conversation articulately and on point.