Kevin Corcoran, Ph.D.

Kevin Corcoran, Ph.D.
Kevin Corcoran is professor of philosophy at Calvin College. A graduate of the Universities of Maryland–Baltimore County, Yale, and Purdue, Professor Corcoran is an expert on the philosophy of mind and the metaphysics of human persons. His awards include a 2019 Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Crete in Greece. A celebrated lecturer, he was named one of the Best 300 Professors by the Princeton Review in 2012 and has twice been voted by the honors college at Calvin College to deliver their graduation address. He is the editor of Soul, Body, and Survival (Cornell University Press, 2001) and the author of Rethinking Human Nature (Brazos Press, 2006).
Praise for Kevin Corcoran
“Kevin Corcoran enjoys a fine reputation as a perceptive and well-published scholar in areas of metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. He is also a stellar teacher, able to make challenging material accessible without cutting corners, and to deliver inventive and entertaining lectures without compromising intellectual content.”
-Lee Hardy, Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College
“Dr. Kevin Corcoran is an outstanding philosopher with particular expertise in Brain and Consciousness Studies. He is well qualified to lead audio lecture listeners through the mysterious and fascinating world of the relationship between our physical brains and the wide array of experiences that we understand as ‘Consciousness.’ I heartily endorse not only his audio lectures, but all of Dr. Corcoran’s work in the field of Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind.
-Ron Scheller, Sr. Principal Systems Analyst in the Healthcare Software Industry
“Kevin Corcoran presents problems about consciousness in a clear, systematic and stimulating way. His cutting edge research in the philosophy of mind has sparked many lively discussions among his students and colleagues. I recommend Kevin Corcoran to any one who wants to learn more about the nature of the mind and its relation to reality.”
-Maria Venieri, Assoc. Professor of Philosophy, University of Crete

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