Lewis M. Powell

PhD

Lewis M. Powell.

Lewis M. Powell

PhD

Lewis M. Powell

PhD

Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization

Early Modern Philosophy and Philosophy of Language

Contact Information

131 Park Hall

UB North Campus

Buffalo NY, 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0148

Fax: (716) 645-6139

lewispow@buffalo.edu

Education

PhD, USC

Current Research

Early Modern Philosophy of Mind and Language (especially Hume, Locke, and Reid)

Courses

  • Seminar in History of Modern
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy

Selected Publications

  • “Locke, Hume, and Reid on the Objects of Belief”, History of Philosophy Quarterly 35 (1): 21-38. January, 2018
  • “Speaking Your Mind: Expression in Locke’s Theory of Language” Meaning and Publicity Protosociology 34: 15-30. 2017
  • “Thomas Reid on Signs and Language”, Philosophy Compass 12 (3). (2017)
  • “Hume’s Treatment of Denial in the Treatise”, Philosopher’s Imprint 14 (26):1-22 (August 2014)  
  • How to Avoid Mis-Reid-ing Hume’s Maxim of Conceivability” Philosophical Quarterly 63 (250):105-119 (2013) 
  • How to Refrain from Responding to Kripke’s Puzzle about Belief” Philosophical Studies 161 (2):287-308 (2012)