jona vance 
 
 



I teach philosophy at Northern Arizona University in beautiful Flagstaff. Before coming to NAU, I did my graduate work in the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, with a minor in Cognitive Science. My research interests are primarily in the philosophy of mind, epistemology, cognitive science, and ethics.

During 2012-13, I did research on the philosophy and psychology of hope and optimism for a project led by Andrew Chignell (Cornell) and Samuel Newlands (Notre Dame).

News and Events
  •  My paper "Emotion and the new epistemic challenge from cognitive penetrability" is forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.