Sharon E Mason

Sharon Mason is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), a faculty associate in the UCA STEM Residential College, and a frequent collaborator with the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College. She specializes in contemporary epistemology, with a focus on the epistemic significance of perspective to knowledge. Her published work includes “Agent-Awareness in Reflective Knowledge” in Erkenntnis (2017) and “Climate Change Denial as Willful Hermeneutical Ignorance” in Social Epistemology (2020). She is currently exploring perspective as an ontological metaphor that constructs ways of thinking about perspectives, as well as questions about how perspective relates to social location, especially at the intersection between feminist standpoint theory and contemporary social epistemology. Her regular rotation of courses includes Theories of Knowledge, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Symbolic Logic, and Philosophy for Living. She also works on philosophical pedagogy, including expanding the early modern canon (see her recent two-part series on the APA Blog), and she has a forthcoming article “Philosophy for Living: Two Models of a PWOL Approach”(American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy, 2022).

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Sharon E. Mason, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy & Religion
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR 72035

UCA Dept of Philosophy & Religion