Dr. Sarah Hoffman
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair
M.A. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Alberta)
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PHIL 241 Introduction to Symbolic Logic
PHIL 227 Feminist Philosophy
PHIL 224 Philosophy of Sexuality
PHIL 251 Philosophy of Science
Advanced seminar topics have included:
Imagination and Fiction, Philosophy of Logic,
Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Social Science
My main research interests lie in the intersection between the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of science. Currently I am engaged in a project on the role of imagination in mathematics, part of a larger program of developing a robustly fictionalist account of mathematics.
I also work in the philosophy of sexuality and feminism. I have written on Andrea Dworkin and sexual perversion and am investigating the role of speech act theory in feminist arguments that pornography silences women.
"Kitcher, Ideal Agents, and Fictionalism," Philosophia Mathematica 12 (2004), pp. 3-17.
"Fiction as Action: Speech Act Theory and the Nature of Fiction," Philosophia 31(2004), 513-29.
“Andrea Dworkin,” in Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, Greenwood Press, 2005.
“Sexual Perverison,” in Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, Greenwood Press, 2005