Ryan Hickerson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Western Oregon University

345 N. Monmouth Ave.

Monmouth, OR 97361


Office Hours, Fall 2017:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00-5:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays:  1:00-2:30pm

(Or by appointment.  Sorry, no office hours on Fridays.)



Bellamy Hall (HSS), room 322





office phone:



currently teaching:

PHL101:  Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality

PHL201H:  Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology for Honors Students

PHL263:  Philosophy of Mind

PHL311:  Ancient Philosophy


currently writing:

Feelings of Believing: Psychology, History, Phenomenology



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