Lecturers

Ryan Jon Scherbart
  • Title
    • Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Cowell College
  • Affiliations Philosophy Department
  • Phone
    831-459-0111
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Faculty Office Addition, #104
  • Mail Stop Cowell Academic Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Philosophy
  • Courses Phil 11: Introduction to Philosophy, Phil 7: Elementary Logic, Phil 9: Introduction to Logic, Phil 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory, Phil 13: Eastern Philosophy, Phil 19: Special Topics in Analytic Metaphysics, Writ 2: Rhetoric and Inquiry, College 10 Core Course: Introduction to University Discourse: Social Justice And Community

Summary of Expertise

Free Will
Ethics
Metaphysics
Logic

Research Interests

Free Will
Ethics
Metaphysics
Logic

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Philosophy, UCSC, 2013
M.A., Philosophy, SDSU, 2005
B.A., Philosophy & Psychology UCSB.

Honors, Awards and Grants

2013 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of California, Santa Cruz
2011 Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Teaching Award, Cabrillo College
2011 Summer Fellowship, Philosophy Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
2011 Teaching Assistant Sabbatical, Graduate Division, University of California, Santa Cruz
2008 Summer Fellowship, Philosophy Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
2008 Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Teaching Award, Cabrillo College
2007 Regent’s Fellowship, Graduate Division, University of California, Santa Cruz
2005 State University Grant, San Diego State University

Selected Publications

Review of Living Philosophy: An Introduction to Moral Thought, 3rd edition by Ray Billington from Dialogue, April 2006, pp. 101-103.

Selected Presentations

# “Can Response-Dependence Save Free Will” at Works in Progress Colloquium, UC Santa Cruz, May 6, 2010.

Teaching Interests

Intro to Philosophy
Logic
Ethics
Social & Political Philosophy
Epistemology
Eastern Philosophy