Justin Humphreys

juh61@pitt.edu

Biography

Justin is a lecturer in philosophy. He received his PhD from the New School for Social Research in 2016, where his dissertation on Aristotle’s conception of imagination won the Hans Jonas Award. The dissertation argues that for Aristotle the imagination plays a constitutive role in practical and geometrical reasoning. The goal of his research in ancient philosophy is to pose novel questions to major philosophical texts. In doing so, he addresses issues in perception, geometrical reasoning, and moral psychology that are debated today. He teaches in a wide variety of areas, from biomedical ethics and social philosophy to epistemology and philosophy of mind.