california state university, sacramento

David Corner

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Title:

Lecturer

Office Hours:

Tues 12-1:15, Wed 10:30-11:45, and by appointment

Office:

Mendocino 3014

Phone:

916-278-6970

When I am not on campus, the best way to reach me is by email. I also have a voicemail number that will forward your message to me via email: 916-572-6474

Email:

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Address:

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6033

 

I am a senior lecturer in the Philosophy Department at CSUS, and a member of the Asian Studies program. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy at UC Santa Barbara. My main interests are in the Philosophy of Religion (Miracles, Divine Agency), Theory of Action, History of Western Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, and Environmental Ethics.

I have published a book entitled The Philosophy of Miracles (Continuum 2007). My main concern in this book is to apply contemporary discussion in the theory of action to the problem of miracles, and construct a conception of the miraculous which is consistent with the assumptions of naturalism and which provides an alternative to the usual notion of a miracle as a violation of natural law.

Here is a copy of my student evaluation summary for Spring 2013. This is a summary of all my evaluations from five sections of three courses: Introduction to Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, and Chinese Philosophy.

Here is a copy of my student evaluation summary for Fall 2013. It is a summary of all my evaluations from five sections of three courses: Introduction to Ethics, History of Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion.


Spring 2014 Schedule

 

PHIL 2 (Intro to Ethics) sec 4; syllabus

PHIL 131 (Philosophy of Religion) sec 2; syllabus

PHIL 145A (Chinese Philosophy) sec 1; syllabus

PHIL 192T (Seminar on the Theory of Action) sec 1; syllabus

 


Summer 2014

I am scheduled to teach a fully-online section of Phil 26 (History of Philosophy) during the first six-week session.

 


Fall 2014

I am scheduled to teach four sections, all of which will be offered as hybrid courses with 25% of the instruction taking place online.

PHIL 131.01, MW 12:00-1:15pm

PHIL 002.03, MW 1:30-2:45pm

Instruction for these sections will be online every other Monday, beginning with Monday of the 3rd week of classes, with no physical class meeting on those days.

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PHIL 026.04, TR 9:00-10:15am

PHIL 026.02, TR 10:30-11:45am

Instruction for these courses will be online every other Thursday, beginning with Thursday of the 2rd week of classes, with no physical class meeting on those days.

 


If you wish to add: Once my sections are fully enrolled they will be closed to online adds. I do sometimes add a few students on the first day of class, with priority going to Philosophy and Asian Studies students, and those who were waitlisted. Your chances of getting in may be improved by contacting me before the semester begins.

If you are enrolled in one of my sections but cannot attend on the first day, it is important that you leave me a message (by telephone or email) indicating your interest in the course. Otherwise, if the course is overenrolled prior to the beginning of the semester, you may be dropped. (Don't assume that you will be, however; if you decide not to attend, you are responsible for dropping.)


All of my courses have online course content accessible through SacCT.
In order to access SacCT you must have a Saclink account. If you don't have one, you can apply online. If you are registered in one of my courses and you do not have a Saclink account, please apply for one as soon as possible. If you sign up for a Saclink account and do not get access to SacCT within 24 hours, please email me with your Saclink ID. (This is the ID you use to log onto your Saclink account.)
 
 
last update: 3/11/2014