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Michael Doan

Assistant Professor

 702L Pray-Harrold

734.487.0069

mdoan@emich.edu

Degrees

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Dalhousie University (2014) 

M.A. in Philosophy, The University of Western Ontario (2008)
B.A. in Philosophy, Mount Allison University (2006)  

Professional Associations/Memberships

Representative Courses Taught

 

PHIL 120: Introduction to Critical Reasoning

PHIL 224: Ethics and Food
PHIL 325W: Theory of Knowledge
PHIL 330W: History of Philosophy: Ancient
PHIL 427/527: Social Epistemology
PHIL 479/592: Moral Psychology
PHIL 601: First Year Seminar: Social Epistemology

Advising

Interests and Expertise

Professor Doan’s central research interests include social epistemology, social and political philosophy, and moral psychology. 

Other areas of teaching and research interest include ethics, history of philosophy, philosophical psychology, and critical philosophy of race.

Selected Publications

"Detroit to Flint and Back Again: Solidarity Forever," (with S. Howell & A. Harbin) Critical Sociology (forthcoming).

Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Redlining,” Ethics and Social Welfare 11(2) (2017).

"Responsibility for Collective Inaction and the Knowledge Condition," Social Epistemology 30(5-6) (2016).

Relational Solidarity and Climate Change,” (with S. Sherwin) in Climate Change and Health: Bioethical Insights into Values and Policy, ed. C. Macpherson. New York: Springer (2016).

Climate Change and Complacency,” Hypatia 29(3) (2014).

Embodying Autistic Cognition: Towards Re-Conceiving Certain ‘Autism-Related’ Behavioral Atypicalities as Functional,” (with A. Fenton) in The Philosophy of Autism, eds. J. L. Anderson and S. Cushing. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield (2013).

Paracelsus on Erfahrung and the Wisdom of Praxis,” Analecta Hermeneutica (2009).

Recent Professional Presentations

“Epistemic Injustice and the Flint Water Crisis,” public lecture, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (November 2016)

“What Makes ‘Difficult Dialogues’ Difficult?” (with A. Harbin) Regional Conference on Teaching Philosophy: Teaching Philosophy in the Michigan Area, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (September 2016)

"Infrastructural and Testimonial Injustice,” 33rd International Social Philosophy Conference, hosted by the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (July 2016)

“Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Redlining,” Dalhousie Philosophy Department Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (June 2016)     

“Commonalities in the Struggles for Water as a Commons in Detroit and Flint” and “Reclaiming Water as a Commons in Detroit, Flint, and Beyond—Where Do We Go from Here?” (with A. Rall, K. Redigan, C. Baker, B. Jefferson, and B. Wiley-Kellermann) 5th Ecojustice and Activism Conference, hosted by the EMU College of Education, Ypsilanti, MI (March 2016)

“Acting in the Dark, Together,” 32nd International Social Philosophy Conference, hosted by the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP), William Jewel College, Liberty, MO (July 2015)

“Collective Inaction and Epistemic Friction,” Central Division APA Meeting, hosted by the American Philosophical Association (APA), St. Louis, MO (February 2015).

Climate Change: "Complex Problems and Motivational Inertia," an interview with Michael Doan.  Check it out here!

“On Learning From Our Pasts,” Science, Technology, and Gender: Challenges and Opportunities, hosted by The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) and the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), University of Waterloo (August 2014).

“Rereading King’s Letter,” 31st International Social Philosophy Conference, hosted by the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP), Southern Oregon University (July 2014).

“Climate Change and Complacency,” 30th International Social Philosophy Conference, hosted by the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP), Quinnipiac University (July 2013).

“Climate Change and Complacency,” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), University of Victoria (May 2013).

“Non-Ideal Theory and Complacency,” 29th International Social Philosophy Conference, hosted by the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP), Northeastern University (July 2012).

“Embodying Autistic Cognition,” (with A. Fenton) Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), Wilfrid Laurier University (May 2012).

“No Longer Complacent about Complacency,” Advancing Public Philosophy Conference, hosted by the Public Philosophy Network (PPN), Washington, D.C. (October 2011).