Professor of Philosophy

Interests: Phenomenology, Philosophy of Perception, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Walter Hopp joined the department in 2005 after receiving his B.A. from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. His main areas of interest are in Phenomenology, Philosophy of Perception, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Mind. He regularly teaches Introduction to Philosophy (PH 100), Mind, Brain, and Self (PH 266), Existentialism (PH 248), Phenomenology (PH 426), and Epistemology (PH 460).

Recent Publications:

“Normativity and Knowledge.” In M. Burch, I. McMullin, and J. Marsh, eds. Normativity, Meaning, and the Promise of Phenomenology, 271-289. New York: Routledge.

“Ideal Verificationism and Perceptual Faith: Husserl and Merleau-Ponty on Perceptual Knowledge.” In D. Zahavi, ed. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Phenomenology, 623-649. Oxford University Press.

“Image Consciousness and the Horizonal Structure of Perception.” Midwest Studies in Philosophy 41: 130-153, Special Issue on Phenomenology of Affective Life.

“Empty Intentions and Phenomenological Character: A Defense of Inclusivism.” In T. Breyer and C. Gutland, eds. Phenomenology of Thinking: Philosophical Investigations in the Character of Cognitive Experiences, 44-61. New York: Routledge.
‘Husserl on Sensation, Perception, and Interpretation,’ Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (2008), 219-246.