Ryan Hickerson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Western Oregon University

345 N. Monmouth Ave.

Monmouth, OR 97361


Office Hours, Fall 2015:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 3:00-4:30pm

Thursdays: 3:30-4:30pm

Or by appointment, please e-mail.

(Sorry, no office hours on Tuesdays.)



Bellamy Hall (HSS), room 322





office phone:



currently teaching:

PHL101: Intro. to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality

PHL201H: Intro. to Epistemology and Metaphysics for Honors Students

PHL263: Philosophy of Mind

PHL321: Existentialism


currently writing:

Feelings of Believing: Essays in the Phenomenology of Certainty, Self-Evidence, and Conviction



The History of Intentionality: Theories of Consciousness from Brentano to Husserl

Continuum, 2007


"What the Wise Ought Believe: A Voluntarist Interpretation of Hume's General Rules"

British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 21:6, 2013


with Wayne Martin: "Mental Capacity and the Applied Phenomenology of Judgement"

Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 12:1, 2013


"Neglecting the Question of Being: Heidegger's Argument Against Husserl"

Inquiry, 52:6, 2009


"Twardowski and Representationalism"

The Balitic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication, 4, 2008


"Getting the Quasi-Picture: Twardowskian Representationalism and Husserl's Argument Against It"

Journal of the History of Philosophy, 43:4, 2005


"An Indirect Defense of Direct Realism"

The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 25:1, 2004



Walter Hopp's Perception and Knowledge

Philosophy in Review, 33:6, 2013


"Knowing How to Possibly Act: Alva Noë's Action in Perception"

Philosophical Psychology, 20:4, 2007


Paul Redding's The Logic of Affect

Philosophical Psychology, 16:3, 2003