Lesley Friedman, PhD

Professor of Philosophy, John M. Turner Chair in the Humanities

Degrees/Certifications

  • PhD in Philosophy, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N. Y., September 1993
  • MA in Philosophy, University at Albany, Albany, N.Y. May 1990
  • BA in Philosophy and Modern Languages, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., June 1988
  • Université de Rennes, Rennes, France, Intensive Study in French Literature and Language, Fall 1987

Experience/ Background

  • Lynchburg College Professor: May 2006 - present
  • Associate Professor: 1993 - May 2006, tenure awarded 1999
  • SUNY Buffalo: Instructor, Department of Philosophy, 1991-1993
  • Canisius College: Instructor, Department of Philosophy, 1990-1992
  • SUNY Albany: Instructor, Department of Philosophy and Department of Humanities, 1990

Professional/ Research Interests

  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • Peirce

Information on Courses Taught

  • Analytic Philosophy
  • Classic American Philosophy
  • Introduction to Deductive Logic
  • Modern European philosophy
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Introduction to Philosophical Problems
  • Introduction to Ethics

Publications

  • "Pragmatism: The Unformulated Method of Bishop Berkeley." Journal of the History of Philosophy XXXXI, 1 (January 2003): 81-96.
  • "The Method of Inquiry: Descartes & Peirce Revisited. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society XXXV (Fall 1999): 724-746.
  • Contributor, Pragmatism: An Annotated Bibliography 1898-1940, Value Inquiry Book Series, RODOPI, 1998. (One hundred entries on Peirce and on the French Pragmatists-including 75 French texts.)
  • "Peirce's Reality & Berkeley's Blunders." Journal of the History of Philosophy XXXV, 2 (April, 1997): 253-268.
  • "C.S. Peirce's Transcendental and Immanent Realism." Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 31, ( Spring, 1995): 374-392 .
  • Tiercelin, Claudine. Peirce et le Pragmatisme. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society XXX (Fall 1994): 1028-1032. (Book Review)
  • "Another Look at Flage's Hume." Hume Studies XIX (April, 1993): 177-186.
  • "Remembrance of Darkness Past: A Rejoinder to Flage." Hume Studies XIX (April, 1993): 199-202.

Honors and Awards

  • The John M. Turner Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, 2011
  • The Shirley E. Rosser Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011
  • The Elsie Ervin Bock Award for Excellence in Citizenship, 2003
  • Society of Westover Fellows Faculty Appreciation Award, 2005
  • Organizational Advisor of the Year, 2004 (Theoria-Philosophy Club)
  • CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award Nominee, 2003 & 2004
  • APA Committee on Teaching Service Learning Grant, 2000
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Honorary Member, 2000
  • Mednick Memorial Fellowship, 2000
  • Lynchburg College Research Grants, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999
  • Lynchburg College Summer Research Grants, 1995 & 1997
  • William T. Parry Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in Philosophy,1992

Professional Associations

  • Charles S. Peirce Society, Executive Board Member, 1996-98; Nominating Committee Member and Chair, 1995-2000
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Hume Society
  • International Berkeley Society
  • CERISY La Salle (Centre Culturel International)
Phone: 
434.544.8335
Email: 
friedman@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Carnegie 121