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Justis Koon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Phone: (860) 297-2460 Office Location: McCook 305A
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Trinity College faculty member since 2022 View office hours for Spring 2023
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Ph.D., Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., Tufts Univ.
B.A., Hamline Univ.

Justis Koon grew up in Minnesota, graduating from Hamline University with a B.A. in psychology in 2010. After moving out to the east coast, he earned his M.A. in philosophy from Tufts University in 2015, and his Ph.D. from UMass Amherst in 2022. His research focuses on higher-order evidence – evidence about the rationality or reliability of our beliefs – and explores the connections between human evolution and key issues in epistemology, ethics, and metaethics. His teaching philosophy is built around principles of inclusiveness, engagement, and unconditional positive regard.