Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ian M. Duckles

Adjunct    August 2007-Present
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District

Adjunct    August 2008-Present
Department of Philosophy
San Diego Community College District

Adjunct    August 2008-Present
Department of Philosophy
University of San Diego

Lecturer    July 2007-July 2008
Humanities Core Course
University of California, Irvine

Adjunct    August 2007-December 2007
Department of Philosophy
Chapman University

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track     August 2004-August 2007
Department of Philosophy
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

PhD, Philosophy    June 2004
Dissertation:  “Shipwrecked with the aid of repentance”—Sin, Ethics and Normativity in Kant and Kierkegaard

MA, Philosophy     June 2000
University of California, Irvine

BA, Philosophy     May 1997
University of California, Berkeley

Lower Division Courses
Critical Thinking
Contemporary Moral Problems
Introduction to Philosophy    
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Existentialism
Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology
Reflection on Human Nature

Upper Division Courses
Existentialism and Phenomenology
History of Philosophy: Socrates to Aquinas   
Justice and Human Rights    
Philosophy of Religion   
Philosophy of Film
Political Philosophy
Honors Theses

Independent Studies
Contemporary Continental Philosophy    
MacIntyre and Virtue Ethics    

“Death and Kierkegaard” Forthcoming.

“Death Don’t Have No Mercy: On the Metaphysics of Loss” co-authored with Eric Rubenstein, in The Grateful Dead and Philosophy. Open Court, 2007: 225-238.

“A (Partial) Defense of MacIntyre’s Reading of Kierkegaard” Idealistic Studies 36, no. 2 (2006).

“Kierkegaard’s Irrationalism: A Response to Davenport and Rudd” Southwest Philosophy Review 21, no. 2 (2005): 37-51.

“Kierkegaard, MacIntyre and the Limits of Reflection in Ethics”
2006 APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago, IL    April 26-29, 2006

"A Kierkegaardian Critique of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ with Continual References to Scorsese"
19th Annual SSHE-Interdisciplinary Association of Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference, Edinboro, PA    April 7-8, 2006

“Rousseau, Nietzsche and Anscombe: When the facts don’t matter”
18th Annual PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies, Mansfield, PA    April 1-2, 2005

"Guyer on the Relation between Morality and Happiness in Kant's Conception of the Highest Good"
2004 APA Central Division Meeting. Chicago, IL    April 22-25, 2004

“Kierkegaard and the Limits of Reflection in Ethics”
Southern California Philosophy Conference. University of California, Riverside
    October 25, 2003

“Freedom and Ethical Subjectivity in Schleiermacher and Kierkegaard”
Schleiermacher Kierkegaard Congress. University of Copenhagen    October 9-13, 2003

“Kant’s Reciprocity Thesis: Towards an Existentialist Understanding”
2003 Berkeley Stanford Graduate Philosophy Conference. Stanford, CA    May 3, 2003

“Why be Moral? Why be Ethical? An Examination of Arguments in Kant and Kierkegaard”
Second International Kierkegaard Conference, “Kierkegaard: Between Ethics and Religion” University of Leeds    July 5-8, 2001
Southern California Philosophy Conference. California State University, Long Beach October 21, 2000

Commentator on “Nietzsche on Perspectivism and Paradox Tolerance”
2003 Berkeley Stanford Graduate Philosophy Conference. Stanford    May 3, 2003

Søren Kierkegaard Society Group Session: Kierkegaard and Epistemology
2006 APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago, IL    April 28, 2006

Session on Continental Philosophy
Southern California Philosophy Conference. University of California, Irvine    October 26, 2002

Departmental Tenure and Evaluation Committee Chairperson, IUP     2006-2007
Departmental Speaker Series Co-Coordinator, IUP     2006-2007
Member, APSCUF Committee on Gender Issues and Social Justice, IUP     2006-2007
APSCUF, Departmental Representative, IUP     2005-2007
Safe Zone Member    September 2004-August 2007
Assistant Editor, Website Coordinator, Studies in the Humanities     November 2004-June 2007
Judicial Board Member, IUP     September 2004-June 2007
College Research Committee, Departmental Representative, IUP     2005-2006
College Technology Committee, Departmental Representative, IUP     August 2004-May 2006
Website Coordinator, Department of Philosophy, IUP     September 2004-June 2007
Advisor, Film Club, IUP     September 2004-August 2006
Advisor, Philosophy Club, IUP     January 2005-August 2006
Graduate Student Representative, UCI    Fall 2000-Spring 2001

IUP Senate Small Research Grant    2006
APA, Central Division, Graduate Student Travel Stipend    2004
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, UCI    2003
Dissertation Research Fellowship, UCI    2003
Humanities Center Research Grant, UCI    2002
Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant, UCI    2001
Graduate Fellowship, UCI    1997

Reading Knowledge of German and Danish