Katherine E. Fazekas

Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut

231 Manchester Hall, 344 Mansfield Rd, Storrs, CT 06269-1054

Email: kathy.fazekas@gmail.com; Website: kathyfazekas.com



Areas of specialization: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Time



Areas of competence: Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Feminist Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, History of Western Philosophy (Ancient and Modern)



Academic Employment

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Fall 2018-present

Adjunct Faculty, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT and Hartford, CT, Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Portland, Portland, OR, Fall 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor, Willamette University, Salem, OR, Fall 2015-Spring 2016 and Spring 2017



Education

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, June, 2015

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, May, 2011

A.B. in Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, cum laude, May, 2007

Visiting Scholar, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, June, 2013

Visiting Scholar, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, January-June, 2006



Publications

(2016), “Special Relativity, Multiple B-series, and the Passage of Time,” American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 53, no. 3.

(2014-2015), “A Defense of a B-theoretic View of the Passage of Time,” Chronos: Proceedings of the Philosophy of Time Society, vol. 16.



Under Review

The Experience of the Passage of Time as a Representation of the Temporal Direction of Causal Processes”

Should we be Skeptics about the Ontology of Time?”



In Preparation

The Passage of Time (monograph)

The Functional Role of the Passage of Time”

Abortion: Individual and Societal Obligations”



Presentations

The Experience of the Passage of Time”

Presentations, continued

A Defense of a B-theoretic View of the Passage of Time”

Special Relativity, Multiple B-series and the Passage of Time”

Death, Disappearance, and the Philosophy of Time”



Comments



Teaching Experience

As Instructor of Record

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (and branch campuses in Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, and Groton, CT)

Philosophy 1104: Philosophy and Social Ethics (20 times)

Philosophy 1106: Non-Western and Comparative Philosophy (5 times)

Philosophy 3220W: Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (1 time)

Willamette University, Salem, OR

Philosophy 110: Problems in Philosophy (4 times)

Philosophy 252: Metaphysics—Survey (1 time)

Philosophy 252: Metaphysics—Special focus on Philosophy of Time (1 time)

Philosophy 388: Special Topics—Identity, Time, and Death (1 time)

Philosophy 498W: Philosophy Capstone (Senior Thesis)

University of Portland, Portland, OR

Philosophy 220: Ethics (2 times)

Teaching Experience, continued

As Teaching Assistant, University of Connecticut, Fall 2009-Spring 2011

Philosophy 1101: Problems of Philosophy, for Paul Bloomfield (4 sections)

Philosophy 1107: Philosophy and Gender, for Serena Parekh (4 sections)

Philosophy 1104: Philosophy and Social Ethics, for Paul Bloomfield (9 sections, including one online course)



Research Awards

Travel Award, International Association for the Philosophy of Time, 2016

Graduate Student Stipend, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, 2014

Graduate Student Stipend, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2014

Research Travel Fellowship, University of Connecticut Philosophy Department, 2013

Jerome A. Shaffer Fellowship, University of Connecticut Philosophy Department, 2013

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Connecticut Graduate School, 2013



Teaching Awards

Provost’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence, University of Connecticut, Spring 2018

Provost’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence, University of Connecticut, Fall 2017

Provost’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence, University of Connecticut, Spring 2015



Professional Service

President, University of Connecticut’s Society for Women in Philosophy, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

President, University of Connecticut’s Philosophy Graduate Student Association, 2012-2013

Referee, American Philosophical Quarterly

Referee, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Referee, The Southern Journal of Philosophy

Referee, UConn Graduate Conference, 2014

Referee, The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference, 2013

Referee, Yale/UConn Graduate Conference, 2012 and 2013

Memberships

Philosophy of Time Society, 2012-present

American Philosophical Association, 2012-present

Centre for Philosophy of Time, 2014-present

Dissertation

The Nature of the Passage of Time: A Defense of a Revisionist B-theoretic View of Passage

Committee: Crawford L. Elder (major advisor), University of Connecticut

Donald L. M. Baxter, University of Connecticut

Joshua Mozersky, Queens University



My dissertation aims to correct two common misconceptions in the philosophy of time: that the passage of time is incompatible with the B-theory and that temporal experience favors the A-theory. I defend a revisionist B-theoretic view of passage according to which passage is the temporal succession of equally existing events and I argue that only time-like related events (those events that are temporally ordered within light cones) really occur successively. I also argue that successive specious presents—in which duration, succession, and change are represented—give rise to the experience of the passage of time.





Graduate Coursework by Subject

Metaphysics

The Putative Asymmetry of Time, independent study with Crawford Elder

Metaphysics: Time, Crawford Elder and Jc Beall

Metaphysics: Ontology and Modality, Crawford Elder

Metaphysics: Composition as Identity, Donald Baxter



Philosophy of Mind

The Nature of Consciousness, Austen Clark

Philosophy of Mind, Thomas Bontly



Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science: Canonical and Feminist Approaches, Anne Hiskes



Asian Philosophy

Asian Philosophy, Joel Kupperman



Ethics

Virtue Theory, Paul Bloomfield

Metaethics, Paul Bloomfield



Social and Political Philosophy

Political and Social Philosophy, Serena Parekh



History of Western Philosophy

Hume, Donald Baxter

Kant, Crawford Elder

Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Samuel Wheeler



Logic

Modal and Many-Valued Logic, Jc Beall



References

Crawford L. Elder

Department of Philosophy

University of Connecticut

202 Manchester Hall

Storrs, CT 06269-1054

mounthope@charter.net

860-429-4111



Donald L. M. Baxter

Department of Philosophy

University of Connecticut

201 Manchester Hall

Storrs, CT 06269-1054

donald.baxter@uconn.edu

860-486-4419



Joshua Mozersky

Department of Philosophy
John Watson Hall

Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6

mozersky@queensu.ca

613-533-6000 ext. 77044 



Anthony Coleman

(Teaching Reference)

Department of Philosophy

Willamette University

304 Eaton Hall, 900 State St

Salem, OR 97301

colemana@willamette.edu

503-370-6429



Susan Schneider

Department of Philosophy

University of Connecticut

231 Manchester Hall

Storrs, CT 06269-1054

susan.schneider@uconn.edu



Ivan Welty

(Teaching Reference)

Department of Philosophy

Willamette University

301 Eaton Hall, 900 State St

Salem, OR 97301

iwelty@willamette.edu

503-370-6401



Sally Markowitz

Department of Philosophy

Willamette University

303 Eaton Hall, 900 State St

Salem, OR 97301

smarkowi@willamette.edu

503-370-6428