Education1994 University of Maryland - Baltimore County, B.A.
2000 Duke University, Ph.D.
2004-05 Tsinghua University (Beijing), Senior Scholar, Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies
Courses TaughtChinese Philosophy
Indian and Asian Philosophy
Theories of Democracy
Minds, Brains and Metaphysics
Ancient [Greek] Philosophy
Religion, Science and Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy
Career SpecialtiesSteve Geisz’s research and teaching interests include the philosophy of mind and language, classical Chinese philosophy and political philosophy (particularly questions about democracy). His publications include “Turning Representation Inside Out” (The Philosophical Forum, Winter 2009), “Mengzi, Strategic Language, and the Shaping of Behavior” (Philosophy East & West, April 2008), “An Indirect Argument for Strategic Voting” (Journal of Applied Philosophy, November 2006), “Naturalism and Pluralistic Relativism: A Response to David B. Wong’s Natural Moralities” [with Brook J. Sadler] (forthcoming in Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy), “The Dao and Duality of Johnny Cash” (in John Huss and David Werther, eds., Johnny Cash and Philosophy: The Burning Ring of Truth, Open Court, 2008), and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Buddhist Theory of No-Self” (in Fritz Allhoff and Marcus Adams, eds., Whiskey & Philosophy, Wiley, 2010).
Professional and Community Activities:Geisz spent the 2004-2005 academic year in Beijing studying Chinese language and philosophy at Tsinghua University. In 2006, he assisted in running a workshop on leadership and change management that was sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. He has been a disc jockey for a number of different college radio stations, specializing in Americana and alt-country music.