Michael Bowler

Michael Bowler


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  • Professor of Philosophy
  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
  • MA in Philosophy, Indiana University Bloomington
  • BS in Computer Science and Engineering, Concentration: Artificial Intelligence, University of California Davis

Dr. Bowler is on sabbatical leave during the fall semester of 2019

Dr. Bowler's research areas include 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, and research ethics.  He is currently co-editing - with Mirela Oliva of University of St. Thomas, Houston - a special issue of American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, titled Catholicism and Phenomenology, which will be published in the Summer of 2021 as volume 95, number 3.  He is also a member of the Tech Forward working group on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (https://www.mtu.edu/president/techforward/) and is participating in an NSF planning grant for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles in Unstructured and Semi-Structured Environments (MAVUSS).  He currently serves as the committee chair of the Undergraduate Student Learning Goal 8 Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning Committee and since 2016 has been a member of the University's Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Assessment Academy Team charged with establishing graduate program assessment at Michigan Tech.