Juli Thorson

Professor of Philosophy

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NQ 206   Phone: 765-285-1255  

Philosophy and Religious Studies
North Quad 204
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

After graduating from Colorado College, Dr. Juli Thorson Eflin received her PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Eflin teaches Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, and Epistemology. She co-teaches with Dr. David Concepcion Feminist Ethics and Epistemology. She received the Lawhead Core Curriculum Teaching Award in 1999 and the BSU Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011. Recent publications include: “Enabling Change: Transformative and Transgressive Learning in Feminist Ethics and Epistemology,” (with David W. Concepción), Teaching Philosophy, 2009, pp. 177-198; “Women and Cognitive Authority in the Knowledge Economy,” in Knowledge Policy: Challenges for the 21st Century, edited by Greg Hearn and David Rooney, Edward Elgar, Publishers, Cheltenham, UK, 2008, pp. 45-58; “Epistemic Presuppositions and their Consequences,” Metaphilosophy, 2003, pp. 48-68. Reprinted in Moral and Epistemic Virtues, M. Brady and D. Pritchard (eds.), Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2003, pp. 47-66. Recent presentations include: “Epistemic Communities: Virtue, Vice and Epistemic Disability,” Bled (Slovenia) Philosophy Conferences, 2012; “Experiencing Feminist Metaphysics and Epistemology,” American Philosophical Association, 2010, Chicago, Illinois; “Virtuous Epistemic Communities,” and “Moving through Epistemic Disability and Epistemic Damage,” 2009, Hypatia 25th Anniversary Conference, Seattle Washington.

Philosophy and Religious Studies
North Quad 204
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays)
Phone: 765-285-1244
Fax: 765-285-1245
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