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Michael Neal 1257 Lydia St. Apt.

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Louisville, Ky. 40217 Phone: (502) 224-7759 Email: mikeneal@insightbb.com Email: mlnfhc@mail.umsl.edu Curriculum Vitae

Education M.A. University of Missouri - St. Louis (May 2012) Philosophy - summa cum laude Thesis: Why We Have an Intrinsic Reason to be Rational Committee: Berit Brogaard (chair), John Brunero, Waldemar Rohloff

B.A. Boyce College (2009) magna cum laude Biblical and Theological Studies Academic Employment Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Spalding University, (beginning Fall 2012) Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Missouri - St. Louis (Honors College), Fall 2011 Spring 2012. - Logic and Language (In class with full responsibility) Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Missouri - St. Louis, Spring 2012. - Business Ethics (online with full responsibility) Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Missouri - St. Louis, Summer 2011. - Business Ethics (online with full responsibility) Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri - St. Louis, Fall 2010 Fall 2011. - Grader for Waldemar RohloffHistory of Philosophy I & II - Grader for David GriesedieckLogic and Language Awards Graduate Teaching Fellowship in the Pierre Laclede Honors College of the University of Missouri - St. Louis (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012). This is an annual award that is presented to only one outstanding second-year graduate student. Professional Experience Referee for Erkenntnis

Areas of Specialization Epistemology; Virtue Epistemology; Proper Function Epistemology ;The Nature of Achievements Research Interests Metaethics and Reasons and Rationality; Ethics; Philosophy of Religion and Systematic Theology; Natural Kinds Presentations Subjective Rationality and Its Value. State University of New York (Albany) Graduate Philosophy Conference, April 14, 2012. Keynote Speaker: Sharon Street (New York University).* Subjective Rationality and Its Value. Southeast Graduate Philosophy Conference at the University of Florida, March 30-31, 2012.* Subjective Rationality and Its Value. Midsouth Philosophy Conference, February 24-25, 2012. Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Weinberg (University of Arizona). Epistemic Risk, Epistemic Peerage, and Rational Disagreement. For the panel on Risk at the 2011 meeting of the Central States Philosophical Association. Keynote Speaker: John Hawthorne (University of Oxford). Aliefs: What Are They Good For? 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Universit du Qubec Montral, Montral, Canada, July 2011. Keynote Speaker: Ned Block (New York University).* The Value Problem of Moral Action Felician Ethics Conference, Felician College (Rutherford, NJ), April 2011. Keynote Speaker: John Hare (Yale University). Aliefs: What Are They Good For? Long Island Philosophical Society, St. Francis College (Brooklyn, NY), April 2011. The Value Problem of Moral Action Graduate Philosophy Conference, Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), March 2011. Keynote Speaker: Robert Kane (University of Texas at Austin). The Value Problem of Moral Action Midwest Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, Hope College (Holland, MI), February 2011. Keynote Speaker: Eric Wielenberg (Depauw University). *Accepted but not presented.

Graduate Courses Taken


COURSE Modal Logic (independent study) The Nature of the Unconscious Reasons and Rationality (independent study) Virtue Epistemology Natural Kinds Ethical Theory Social and Political Philosophy Introspection Seminar on Plato History of 20th Century Analytic Philosophy PROFESSOR Waldemar Rohloff Berit Brogaard John Brunero Berit Brogaard Irem Steen Avery Kolers John Brunero Berit Brogaard John McGinnis Waldemar Rohloff GRADE A A A A A A A A AA

Qualied To Teach Critical Thinking Introduction to Philosophy (historical or systematic) Introduction to Epistemology Ethics Philosophy of Religion/Philosophical Theology Business Ethics References Berit Brogaard University of Missouri - St. Louis John Brunero University of Missouri - St. Louis Waldemar Rohloff University of Missouri - St. Louis Avery Kolers University of Louisville Travis Kerns Boyce College Brian Cubbage PhD Penn State