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KeeganDr. Chris Keegan, Assistant Professor, did his BA in philosophy at Union College, in Schenectady, NY, a Master's in Teaching English at Union Graduate College, and his MA and Ph.D. in philosophy at SUNY-Buffalo. He joined the faculty of SUNY-Oneonta in the fall of 2006, where he holds a permanent appointment in the Philosophy Department. His upper-level specialty courses include Contemporary Black Political & Social Thought, Latin American Political Theory, Philosophy of Protest, and Democracy and Race. He teaches one 100-level specialty course, Urban Philosophical Dilemmas, which introduces students to philosophical analysis by considering issues like snitching, environmental racism, the police state, and love.

Dr. Keegan has three main areas of research interest. First, a consideration of the moral and political boundaries of the principle and process of democracy, especially in relation to notions of identity, autonomy, authority, civil disobedience, citizenship, and revolt. In summer 2007, he received a grant from the NEH to study these issues at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Second, he is interested in the metaphysics and moral psychology of racism in its multiple and varied forms. Third, he is interested in experimental moral psychology, which integrates neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy in a study of morality.

Dr. Keegan's most recent publication is, "It Puts the Lotion in the Basket: The Language of Psychopathy," in Serial Killers: Philosophy for Everyone – Being and Killing, ed. Sara Waller (Wiley-Blackwell: 2010), 129-140. Phone: 607-436-2811. Email:
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