Erik C. Banks, Ph.D.

Religion Philosophy & Classics
Professor, Philosophy
Millett Hall 379, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001


Ph.D., 2000, Philosophy, City University of New York Graduate Center

B.A., 1993, Bennington College

Area of Specialization:

History and Philosophy of Science (19th and early 20th c)

Areas of Competence:

Logic, Kant, Philosophy of Mind, Empiricism

Recent Publications:

The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James and Russell: Neutral Monism Reconceived (Cambridge University Press 2014). 

“William James’s Direct Realism: A Reconstruction,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, 30(3) 2013.

“Extension and Measurement: A Constructivist Program from Leibniz to Grassmann,”Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 44 (2013) 20–31.

Courses Taught:

Great Ideas in Science, Inductive Logic, Symbolic Logic I & II, Modal Logic, Analytic Philosophy, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, Space and Time, Scientific Revolutions, Philosophy of Mind, Ancient Science (team taught with Dr. Edwards Spring 2014), Philosophy of Science Fiction, Philosophy and Modern Physics (1900-1930).


Curriculum Vitae: 
Resume.pdf 155.29 KB
Is this you? Log in to update your profile.