Faculty Spotlight: Kevin McCain, Associate Professor

Since he graduated with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester in 2012, Kevin McCain has been on a tear.

Kevin McCain in a ship's restaurant. Since he graduated with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester in 2012, Kevin McCain has been on a tear. He has published two books written solely by himself, Evidentialism and Epistemic Justification (Routledge) and The Nature of Scientific Knowledge: An Epistemological Approach (Springer). He has also co-edited an anthology for Oxford University Press, New Essays on Inference to the Best Explanation. He has two co-authored books under contract: What is Scientific Knowledge? An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology of Science (Routledge) and Uncertainty: How It Makes Science Advance (Oxford University Press). The latter two books should be out in 2019.

Kevin has also written 18 essays and book chapters in top-tier journals and presses. A fan of popular culture, he has published essays on Dr. Who, Dungeons and Dragons, and co-edited Red Rising and Philosophy: Break the Chains.

Kevin has become one of the most popular professors in the Philosophy Department, having taught The Meaning of Life, Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophy in Film, in addition to Introduction to Philosophy and Capstone Seminars for senior majors.

For three years, he has also run the Philosophy Club, which meets every other Friday afternoon and engages in lively debates on popular topics.

This June, UAB promoted Kevin to Associate Professor with tenure.

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