John Robison

John Robison

Visiting Lecturer of Philosophy
Philosophy Department
Sycamore Hall Rm 123

Phone: (812) 855-5998
jorobis@iu.edu

John Robison is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at IU. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BA in Philosophy and in Music from University of Rochester. While living in Western Massachusetts, he taught courses in medical ethics, social and political philosophy, ethics, and introductory philosophy at UMass and Smith College. And before that, he taught a wide range of courses in philosophy and music at Loomis Chaffee School, a college preparatory school in Windsor, CT. Much of his primary research focuses on questions about when ignorance does and doesn’t excuse from responsibility, the nature of respect, and the ethics and epistemology of informational exchange. His research has appeared in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly and Philosophical Studies. Teaching in LAMP affords him the exciting opportunity to work with students on bringing multiple perspectives to bear on the above questions and on many other questions concerning conflicts of values as they arise in management contexts. An avid music fan, he aims to check out as many performances as he can—he both celebrates and laments that there is more music going on in Bloomington than one can keep up with.