I’m Jim Hutchinson. I grew up in Dundas, Ontario. I did my undergraduate degree in philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto, and my Ph.D at the University of California, Berkeley. I’m currently the Oscar R. Ewing Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Indiana, Bloomington.
I mostly think about issues in epistemology, value theory, and the philosophy of mind and language. I find it especially helpful to explore the treatment of these issues in early modern and late nineteenth/early twentieth century philosophy. This fall, I am teaching two undergraduate courses: an epistemology course all about the value of truth, and an ethics course about pleasure, love, truth, and the meaning of life.