Richard Hanley

Associate Professor


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Areas of Expertise

  • Credited with inventing the field of "Philosophy and Popular Culture." Research focuses on unconventional topics: time travel, artificial intelligence and evolutionary theory.
  • Specializes in metaphysics, the philosophy of language, philosophy and pop culture and ethics. Hanley examines certain controversial topics: ethics, abortion, capital punishment, warfare, affirmative action and legal interpretation.
  • Writes and records music under the stage name Gourmet Rapport. Music is a collection of songs about philosophy.
  • Author of the books "South Park and Philosophy" and "The Metaphysics of Star Trek." Editor of the "Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Language."

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