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 James  Durham
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James Durham

My research interests include ethics, ontology, and philosophy of mind. I’ve taught philosophy, logic, critical thinking, humanities, and political science courses, at Wayne State, University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan State, University of Michigan-Flint, and other institutions. The Lawrence Technological University courses I have taught include the following.


The American Experience: Development  

The American Experience: Foundations

The American Intellectual Tradition


Special Topics: Metaphysics and Mind


In my spare time I enjoy gardening, fitness training, and studying languages. I served over two years in Mali as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  




Ph.D., Wayne State University (Philosophy)

  1. A., Wayne State University (Philosophy)
  2. A., Eastern Michigan University (Political Science)


Dissertation: The Metaphysical Ground of Similarity. Ph.D. thesis, Wayne State University, 1998.



“The Permeability of Causal Criteria of Identity for Universals,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, March 2002, vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 16-37.

“Fodor and Concept Identity”.

Fight Sport Philosophy (Violent sports: Participant observation and philosophical reflections). In progress.


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