Geoff Pynn

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Elgin Community College

I work at Elgin Community College. I used to previously teach at Northern Illinois University. I teach on a wide range of topics. My research centers on epistemology. I’m also interested in creating connections between professional philosophers and ordinary people.

From 2011-2017, I was the the graduate adviser for NIU’s successful MA program in philosophy. I maintain a listing of funding at MA programs in the US and Canada.

What justifies the state’s authority?

What justifies the state’s authority?

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Rousseau’s Defense of Democracy

Rousseau’s Defense of Democracy

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Can Democracy Survive?

Can Democracy Survive?

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The Basis of State Authority

The Basis of State Authority

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The Anarchist’s Challenge

The Anarchist’s Challenge

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Intro to Critical Thinking

Intro to Critical Thinking

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Epistemology: 11. Contextualism

Epistemology: 11. Contextualism

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Epistemology: 10. Virtue Epistemology

Epistemology: 10. Virtue Epistemology

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Epistemology: 9. | Analyzing Knowledge: 4. Tracking Theories

Epistemology: 9. | Analyzing Knowledge: 4. Tracking Theories

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Abductive Arguments

Abductive Arguments

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Deductive Arguments

Deductive Arguments

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