Philosophy Department Faculty

Richard Kenneth Atkins

Associate Professor




Professor Atkins joined the faculty in 2014. He previously taught at New York University, Fordham University, and Iona College. His research interests are in American philosophy and philosophy of mind. He has a manuscript in progress on Charles S. Peirce’s phenomenology, a topic on which he has also published several essays. His book Puzzled?!: An Introduction to Philosophizing is forthcoming from Hackett Publishing. He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University, where he wrote his dissertation on normative assessments of perception.

Recent Publications

“The Forgotten Science: Architectonics and Its Importance,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, 31:4 (2014), 369–392.

“Comparing Ideas: Comparational Analysis and Peirce’s Phenomenology,” The Peirce Quote Book, Torkild Thellefsen and Bent Sørensen, eds., Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton (2014), 624–631.

“The Inferences That Never Were: Peirce, Perception, and Bernstein’s The Pragmatic Turn,” Richard J. Bernstein and the Pragmatist Turn in Contemporary Philosophy, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, (2014), 55–67.

“Toward an Objective Phenomenological Vocabulary: How Seeing a Scarlet Red Is Like Hearing a Trumpet’s Blare,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 12:4 (2013), 837–858.