Faculty Bio

Rory Kraft, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Education

  • B.A., Arizona State University (1997)
  • M.A., American University (2001)
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University (2006)

Credentials

  • Member of American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Pre-College Philosophy, 2007 – 2010
  • Advisory Board member for "Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism," by Russell Howard, and James Forest, McGraw-Hill, 2009 –

Courses

  • Introduction to Philosophy; Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Critical Thinking; Logic
  • Ethics and Applied Ethics
  • Aesthetics
  • Race, Gender, and Sexuality

Research Interests

  • Ethical Theory and Applied Ethics
  • 19th and 20th Century Western Philosophy
  • Philosophy with children
  • Aesthetics/Philosophy of Art

Honors

  • Winter Commencement Speaker, York College of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Multiple research fellowships (1999 – American University, 2005 – Michigan State, 2009 & 2011 – York College of Pennsylvania)

Recent Publications

  • Kraft, Rory. “How Children Made Me a Better Philosopher.” Philosophy Now, no. 84. May/June 2011. 24 – 26.
  • “Watson’s a Liar!” In Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy, ed. Josef Steiff. Chicago: Open Court Press, 2011. 179 – 188.
  • Kraft, Rory. “It Gets Through Buckner! Forgiveness, Virtue, and Red Sox Nation.” In Red Sox and Philosophy, ed. Michael Macomber. Chicago: Open Court Press, 2010. 95 – 104.
  • Kraft, Rory. “Why I Signed, and Why I Would do it Again.” American Journal of Bioethics. Vol. 10, no. 9. September, 2010. 62 – 63.

Service

  • Member of York Hospital’s Bioethics Committee, 2006 - current