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Alexander R. Eodice

Chair, Department of Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy

BA, MA, PhD, Fordham University

Phone: (914) 633-2324

Alex Eodice is Professor of Philosophy. He completed his doctoral studies at Fordham University, where he wrote a dissertation on pragmatism and rationality.  During his time at Iona College, he has served as Chair of the Philosophy Department, Director of the Honors Program and, from 2001-2008, as Dean of the School of Arts and Science.  While dean, he received a certificate in Managerial Leadership in Education from Harvard University. He was appointed as a visiting scholar at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University for the 2009 Hilary term; while at Oxford, he conducted research in philosophy of law and delivered a lecture on legal obligation.

Professor Eodice regularly teaches courses in introductory and moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of mind.  He has published articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on various philosophical topics, including legal philosophy, moral theory, the philosophies of Dewey, Wittgenstein, and St. Augustine, and philosophy and popular culture; he is currently completing an introductory book on philosophy. He is a regular participant at regional and national conferences and has delivered more than twenty-five conference papers and commentaries; he has been an invited lecturer, panelist, or keynote speaker on many occasions as well.  His on-going research interests include the role of coercion in law, the problem of consciousness, and free will and determinism.  Professor Eodice is a member of the American Philosophical Association and is an elected member of the Executive Council of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.