JustinKitchen

Justin Kitchen

Lecturer Faculty
Ethics, Virtue Epistemology, History of Philosophy
Email: kitchen@sfsu.edu
Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Wed: 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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Book Chapters

  • “Acting Without Thinking” in Indiana Jones and Philosophy, edited by Dean A. Kowalski, Blackwell Publishing  (forthcoming, March 2022).
Biography

I graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and an M.A. in Philosophy from San Francisco State University. I have been teaching philosophy for SF State and Cal State Northridge since 2014 and 2016 respectively. My interests include virtue ethics, virtue epistemology, Indian philosophy and Ancient Hellenistic philosophy. I try to bring the 'philosophy as a way of life' approach into my courses by provoking inquiry into the good life, engaging in a diversity of perspectives, encouraging students to lead discussions, and having them test the practical dimensions of the theories they study.

Book cover Indiana Jones and Philosophy
Book cover Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy

Blog Articles

“The Ethics of Survivor: It’s just a game.” at The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series (May, 2020).

When the Golden Rule Fails: Larry David’s ethics in Curb Your Enthusiasm.” at The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series (Jan, 2020).

Journal Review

“Review of The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics, ed. by Shyam Ranganathan” in Journal of Moral Philosophy, Issue 16.5 (Oct, 2019).

Magazine Article

“Rick Sanchez as Educator” in The Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 85 (2nd Quarter 2019).

Monthly Study Group

"Los Angeles Stoics." Director. A monthly study group that centers around ancient and modern Stoic philosophy. Meetings and events are held in-person and online. Everyone regardless of level of experience or place of residence are welcome (including SFSU faculty/students). Please email Justin Kitchen for details.