Andrew D. Cling

Background

I received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 1987 and an A.B. in philosophy from the University of Missouri in 1979. Prior to my appointment at UAH in 1988, I taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, The College of William and Mary, and Texas A&M University.  

Research

My research in philosophy currently is focused on questions in the theory of knowledge. In particular, I am interested in a family of ancient skeptical paradoxes that seem to show that some of our core assumptions about having reasons for belief and good standards for intellectual judgment are inconsistent. I am currently at work on a manuscript on the problem of the criterion and the epistemic regress problem, two of these ancient paradoxes. I also am engaged in interdisciplinary work on memory and eyewitness identification with Dr. Jeffrey Neuschatz of the UAH Department of Psychology. My papers have appeared in such journals as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Synthese, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophical Psychology.

Teaching

Office Hours (First Summer Mini-term  2009): M-R 12:00-12:30, and by appointment.

During the first Summer 2009 mini-term I am teaching PHL 301 Ancient Philosophy

Contact

325 Morton Hall
Department of Philosophy
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Office: 256.824.2334
Fax: 256.824.2387
Email: clinga[at]uah[dot]edu