Robert Lane, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
UWG Philosophy Program

Office: TLC 2247

Office hours for fall 2017:
   T: 8:40-9:20am
   W: 9:30am-11am; 12-2:30pm
   R: 8:40-9:20am; 12:30-1:50pm
 also by appointment

Email: rlane "at" westga "dot" edu
Office telephone: (678) 839-4745
Philosophy Program office telephone: (678) 839-6512

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    Courses Taught Fall 2017:

PHIL 2030: Introduction to Ethics (sec.02)
TR 9:30-10:45am

PHIL 2030: Introduction to Ethics (sec.03)
TR 11am-12:15pm

PHIL 2030: Introduction to Ethics (sec.04)
TR 2-3:15pm

Students can access course content through CourseDen.


  EDUCATION: Ph.D. in philosophy, University of Miami, 1998. B.A. in philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1992. B.A. in psychology, Samford University, 1990.


  • Peirce on Realism and Idealism, Cambridge University Press, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • "Against Pretend Doubt," in Charles Sanders Peirce in His Own Words: 100 Years of Semiotics, Communication and Cognition, ed. Torkild Thellefsen, Mouton de Gruyter, 2014.
  • "Peircian Semiotic Indeterminacy and Its Relevance for Biosemiotics," in Peirce and Biosemiotics: A Guess at the Riddle of Life, Vinicius Romanini and Eliseo Fernández, eds. Springer, 2014.
  • "The Final Incapacity: Peirce on Intuition and the Continuity of Mind and Matter, Part I," Cognitio 12 (1), January-June 2011; "Part II," Cognitio 12 (2), July-December 2011.
  • "Persons, Signs, Animals: A Peircean Account of Personhood," Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45:1, Winter 2009.
  • "Peirce's Modal Shift: From Set Theory to Pragmaticism," Journal of the History of Philosophy 45:4, October 2007.
  • "Peirception: Haack's Critical Common-Sensim about Perception," in Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinctions, ed. Cornelis de Waal, Prometheus Books, 2007, 109-22 (with a reply by Haack).

    EDITIORIAL APPOINTMENTS: Editor (Peirce submissions), Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.

    RESEARCH INTERESTS: Ethics (especially medical ethics); American philosophy (especially the philosophy of Charles Peirce). Works in progress include a book on Peirce's realism and idealism.

    ORGANIZATIONS: Secretary-treasurer of the Charles S. Peirce Foundation; and a member of the Charles S. Peirce Society, the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy and the American Association of University Professors.

    Curriculum Vitae (updated July 31, 2017)


    This page last updated 1/3/2017.

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