Ryan Hickerson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Western Oregon University

345 Monmouth Ave. N.

Monmouth, OR 97361


Office Hours, Winter 2018:

Tuesdays and Thursdays:  3:30-5:00pm

Wednesdays and Fridays: 3:00-4:00pm

(Or by appointment.  Sorry, no office hours on Mondays this term.)



Bellamy Hall (HSS), room 322





office phone:



currently teaching:

PHL102: Introduction to Philosophy: Personal Morality and Social Justice

PHL202H: Introduction to Ethics for Honors Students

PHL314W: Modern European Philosophy

PHL399: Special Studies B: Philosophy and Technology


currently writing:



Feelings of Believing: Psychology, History, Phenomenology

Lexington Books, 2019

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