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, epistemology, and philosophy of mind. He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University, where he wrote his dissertation on normative assessments of perception, and holds an M.A. in philosophical and systematic theology from the Graduate Theological Union.

Recent Publications

Peirce on Inference: Validity, Strength, and the Community of Inquirers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2024.

Charles S. Peirce’s Phenomenology: Analysis and Consciousness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Peirce on Perception and Reasoning: From Icons to Logic. Co-edited with Kathleen A. Hull. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Peirce and the Conduct of Life: Sentiment and Instinct in Ethics and Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Puzzled?! An Introduction to Philosophizing. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2015.