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Jay Elliott joined the faculty at Iona in 2012, where he currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy. He received his BA in Philosophy and Fine Arts from NYU in 2000, and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2010. Professor Elliott was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Yale University from 2010 to 2012. During Spring 2012, he was also a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research.
Prof. Elliott's research centers on issues in ethics and the philosophy of mind, and he has a special interest in bringing the insights of the Aristotelian tradition to bear on contemporary philosophical discussion in these areas. His recent publications include "Stag Hunts and Committee Work: Cooperation and the Mutualistic Paradigm" (Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2011) and "Nature as Mind and as World" (with reply by John McDowell), in Lire l'esprit et le monde (Vrin, 2012). He is currently completing a major editorial project, The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy, Volume 5: The Analytic Tradition (co-edited with James Conant), and working on a book about the neglected but essential virtue of prudence. In Fall 2012, Prof. Elliott will be teaching Introduction to Philosophy (PHL 110) and Introduction to Ethics (PHL 210).
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