JAMES EDWARD TILES
Department of Philosophy
University of Hawaiÿi at Mänoa
2530 Dole Street
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
United States Citizen, (born in Racine, Wisconsin).
Married to Mary Elizabeth Tollyfield Tiles; no children.
Languages: Reading competence in German, Classical Greek and Classical Latin.
D.Phil., 1978, Oxford University, England. (In philosophy in the course of which the university's requirements for a B.Phil. were completed with distinction.)
M.Sc., 1970, University of Bristol, England. (With commendation, in mathematical logic and the foundations of mathematics. Funded by a Bristol University scholarship.)
B.A., 1968, University of Bristol, England. (First class honours in philosophy; funded by a Marshall Scholarship.)
B.A., 1966, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. (Magna Cum Laude in mathematics (major) and philosophy (minor); elected to Phi Beta Kappa; funded by a National Merit Scholarship.)
Academic Positions Held:
Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai‘i at Mânoa (1992 - present).
Associate Professor of Philosophy (tenured 1991), University of Hawai‘i at Mânoa (1989-1992).
Lecturer in Philosophy (tenured 1976), University of Reading, England (1974-1989)
Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA (Spring Semester 1988).
Tutor (occasional), The Open University, Milton Keynes, England (Summer School Tutor 1983-85, Course Tutor 1973-4).
College Tutor (part time), Balliol College, Oxford, (Trinity 1974).
Moral Measures: An Introduction to Ethics West and East, London, Routledge, 2000. pp. xii + 334.
Dewey (The Arguments of the Philosophers), London, Routledge, 1988. pp. xiv + 261
Things that Happen (Scots Philosophical Monograph, Number One), Aberdeen, Scotland, Aberdeen University Press, 1981. pp. xvi + 116.
Book (co-authored with Mary Tiles):
An Introduction to Historical Epistemology: The Authority of Knowledge, Oxford, Blackwell, 1993. pp. viii + 223.
(Sole editor) John Dewey: Critical Assessments, in four volumes, London, Routledge, 1992
Vol I. Human Nature and Human Nurture. pp. xxxviii+ 380.
Vol II. Political Theory and Social Practice. pp. viii + 429.
Vol III. Value, Conduct and Art. pp. viii + 390.
Vol IV. Nature, Knowledge and Naturalism. pp. viii + 362.
Each of the volumes in this series has an introductory essay of approximately 10,000 words and the introduction and preface to the whole series are together approximately 7,000 words.
(First editor) Evolving Knowledge in Natural Science and Artificial Intelligence, London, Pitman, 1990. Edited with Gerard McKee and Garfield Dean.
(Associate editor) An Encyclopedia of Philosophy, chief editor, G.H.R. Parkinson, London, Routledge, 1988. Other associate editors: T.E. Burke, J.G. Cottingham and M.A. Proudfoot.
Chapters in Books:
‘Active Citizens or an Inert People?’, in Challenging Citizenship edited by Tan, Sor-Hoon, Oxford, Ashgate, 2005, pp. 77-89
‘The Fortunes of Functionalism’ in Dewey Reconfigured edited by Casey Haskins and David Seiple, Albany, NY, SUNY Press, 1999, pp. 39-61.
‘Rationality Beyond Deduction: A Guide for the Perplexed and the Disappointed’ in Kenneth R. Westphal, ed. Pragmatism, Reason & Norms, New York, Fordham University Press, 1998, pp. 265-292.
‘Democracy as Culture’ in Ron Bontekoe and Marietta Stepaniants, eds. Justice and Democracy, Honolulu, University of Hawaiÿi Press, 1997, pp. 119-131
‘Our Perception of the External World,’ in A. Phillips-Griffiths, ed. Key Themes in Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 1989, pp. 15-29
Articles in Journals:
‘Mind, Consciousness and the Social Environment -- A Reply to Biesta’ Studies in Philosophy and Education, 15 (1996), pp. 261-271
‘The Practical Import of Aristotle's Doctrine of the Mean’ Apeiron, XXV, no. 4 (December 1995), pp. 1-14 -- issue published simultaneously as Aristotle, Virtue and the Mean, edited by Richard Bosely, Roger Shiner and Jannet D. Sisson, Edmonton, Academic Printing and Publishing.
‘Logic and Rhetoric: an Introduction to Seductive Argument’ Philosophy and Rhetoric, 28, No. 4, Winter 1995, pp. 300-315.
‘Dewey’s Realism: Applying the Term “Mental” in a World Without Withins,’ Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 31, No. 1, Winter 1995, pp. 137-166.
‘Education for Democracy,’ Studies in Philosophy and Education, 13, (1994/95), pp. 261-271. Also appears in Jim Garrison, ed. The New Scholarship on Dewey, Dordrecht, Kluwer, 1995, pp. 93-103.
‘Experiment as Intervention,’ British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 44 (1993), pp. 463-475
‘Pleasure, Passion and Truth,’ Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 52, No. 4, December 1992, pp. 931-942.
‘On Deafness in the Mind's Ear: John Dewey and Michael Polanyi,’ Tradition and Discovery, 14, Autumn 1992, pp. 9-16.
‘Information Technology from Homer to DENDRAL,’ International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 4, No. 2, 1990, pp. 205-220.
‘Iconic Thought and the Scientific Imagination,’ Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 24, No.2 Spring 1988, pp. 161-178.
‘The Normative Role of Images of Science,’ International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 1, No. 2, April 1987, pp. 196-208. A Chinese translation appeared in Zheuxue Yicong, 6, 1992, pp. 18-24.
‘A Rationalist Approach to Dispositional Concepts,’ Theoria, 51, 1985, pp. 1-15.
‘On a New Methodological Individualism,’ Ratio, 26, No. 1, June 1984, pp. 71- 9.
‘Techne and Moral Expertise,’ Philosophy, 59, No. 227, January 1984, pp. 49- 66.
‘Petit on Revising Our Understanding of Individuals,’ Analysis, 43, no. 4 October 1983, pp. 189-193.
‘Why the Triangle has Two Right Angles Kath' Hauto,’ Phronesis, 28, No. 1, March 1983, pp. 1-16.
‘On an Epistemic Approach to Logic,’ Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 59, No. 1, March 1981, pp. 86-91.
‘The Combat of Passion and Reason,’ Philosophy, 52, No. 201, 1977, pp. 321-330. (Permission was granted to have this reprinted in Stanley Tweyman, ed. Hume: Critical Assessments published by Routledge.)
‘Davidson's Criterion of Event Identity,’ Analysis, 36, No. 4, June 1976, pp. 185-7.
Articles in Works of Reference:
John Protevi, ed. The Edinburgh Dictionary of Continental Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press, 2005. Entries on ‘Pragmatism’ and ‘Rorty, Richard’
Simon Glendenning, ed. Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Contenential Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press, 1999. Entry ‘American Pragmatism: Peirce to Rorty’,(6,000 words), pp. 239-248.
Edward Craig, ed. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Routledge, 1998. Entry ‘Pragmatism in Ethics’ (3,500 words), Vol. 7, pp. 640-644.
C.L. Ten, ed., Routledge History of Philosophy, Vol 7 (19th century) ‘American Pragmatism: William James’ (10,000 words), London, Routledge, 1994, pp. 381-407
G.H.R. Parkinson, An Encyclopedia of Philosophy. London, Routledge, 1988. Entry ‘The Truths of Logic and of Mathematics’ (11,000 words), pp. 99-120.
Richard Gregory, ed. The Oxford Companion to the Mind, Oxford University Press, 1987. Entries on ‘analytic proposition’, ‘a priori’, ‘contingent properties’, ‘induction’, meaning’ (major entry: 4,000 words), ‘Peirce’, ‘possibility’, ‘pragmatism’.
Guttorm Floistad, ed., Contemporary Philosophy: a New Survey, 3, The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1982. Entry ‘Ability, Possibility and Responsibility’(15,000
words) pp. 73-105.
Justin Wintle, ed. Makers of Modern Culture, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980. (second edition 2007) Entries on Russell and Dewey.
Antony Flew, ed. A Dictionary of Philosophy, Pan Books, 1979. Entries on Plato, Aristotle and topics in formal and philosophical logic.
‘On Our Exosomatic Existence’ review of Pragmatism and the Forms of Sense by John Innis, Tradition and Discovery, Vol XXIV, No. 2, 2007-2008, pp. 15-21
‘The Lives and Minds of Traditions,’ review of History of Islamic Philosophy, edited by Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Oliver Leaman, and History of Jewish Philosophy, edited by Daniel H. Frank and Oliver Leaman, Philosophy East and West, 53, No. 3 July 2003, pp. 403-412.
‘Turning to Others to Learn about Self,’ review of Learning from Asian Philosophy by Joel J. Kupperman, Philosophy East and West, 52, No. 2 April 2002, pp.246- 255.
‘An Ineffective Inoculation,’ review of Aristotle in China by Robert Wardy Philosophy East and West, 51, No. 4 October 2001, pp. 545-53
Review of Parts and Places by Roberto Casati and Achille C. Varzi, Mind, Vol.109. October 2000, pp. 856-863
‘Quæstio Disputata de Rebus Scholasticis’ review of Scholasticism: Cross-cultural and Comparative Perspectives, edited by José Ignacio Cabezón in Philosophy East and West, 50, No. 1, January 2000, pp. 119-130.
Review of Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Culture edited by John J. Stuhr, SUNY Press, 1993 in The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 30 (1994), pp. 686-696.
‘One-Dimensional Experimental Science’ review of Experiment and the Making of Meaning by David Gooding, Kluwer, 1990 and Experiment Right or Wrong by Alan Franklin, Cambridge University Press 1990, in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 45 (1994), pp. 341-352,
‘The Cunning of Tradition’ review of Knowing Words by Lisa Raphals, Cornell University Press, 1992 in Philosophy East and West, 44 (1994), pp. 387-395.
‘Experimental Evidence vs. Experimental Practice’ review of The Uses of Experiment edited by David Gooding, Trevor Pinch and Simor Schaffer, Cambridge University Press 1989, in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 43 (1992), pp. 99-109.
Shorter Book Reviews:
appearing in International Philosophical Quarterly (1), International Studies in Philosophy (1); Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (1); Mind (4); Philosophy (2); Philosophy East and West (12); Philosophical Books (34 plus 3 written with Mary Tiles); The Review of Metaphysics (1); The Times Higher Education Supplement (4); The Times Literary Supplement (1),
Editing Journal Symposium
‘Royce in California’ Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 30, No. 4, Fall 1994, pp. 777-824; editor’s Introduction, p. 777.
Accepted for Publication
‘The Primacy of Practice in Dewey’s Experimental Empiricism’ to appear in The Cambridge Companion to Dewey edited by Molly Cochran, Cambridge University Press.
‘Warranted Assertibility’ to appear in The Dictionary of American Philosophy edited by John Lachs, Blackwell.
Teaching Responsibilities 2005-9
Fall Semester: (2005-2008)
PHIL 110 – Introduction to Deductive Logic
PHIL 211 – History of Philosophy: Ancient Greek and Latin
PHIL 317 – Critical Thinking: Pre-Law
2006: PHIL 300 – Business Ethics, Undergraduate Seminar: A Civil Action, Graduate Seminar: Hellinistic Philosophers
2007: PHIL 300 – Business Ethics. PHIL 319 – Ethical Issues in Law, Course Reduction: Chair, Mânoa Faculty Senate
2008: PHIL 300 – Business Ethics, PHIL 319 – Ethical Issues in Law Graduate Seminar: Political Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle
2009: PHIL 111 – Introduction to Inductive Logic, PHIL 300 – Business Ethics, PHIL 308 – Philosophy of Science
Recent Governance and Service Responsibilities
Member of Committee on Program Reviews (COPR), 2003-2006
Convenor of Review Team for Rainbow Advantage, 2004
Member of Review Team for Electrical Engineering, 2002-2003
Chair of the Chancellor’s Working Group on the Liberal Arts, Fall 2004
Member of the Manoa Faculty Senate 2007
Assigned to CAPP, 2004-5
Elected to SEC, Vice Chair of SEC, 2005-6
Chair of SEC (and by virtue of that, of the Manoa Faculty Senate), 2006-7
Member of the Board of Directors, University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly, elected 2007.
Extra (uncompensated) teaching responsibilities
Hons 491 on Food Policy (with M. Tiles) Fall 2003
Hons 301 on Business Ethics, Fall 2004
OCN/PHIL 315 team taught with M. Tiles Spring 2004 and with P. Mueller Spring 2005
Member of Board of Directors of Kokua Country Foods (a wholefoods cooperative), from April 2003-2007, president of the Board, April 2004-2006
Member of Board of Directors of Ala Wai Plaza Condominium, president March 2008-January 2009