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

Spring 2016

Office: TLC 2247
Office Hours for spring 2016
 T: 8:45-9:15am; 12:30-1:45pm
 W: 8:30am-12pm; 1-4pm
 R: 8:45-9:15am; 12:30-1:45pm
 and by appointment

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

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  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.


  • "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 various realisms.

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


  • Analytic Philosophy (PHIL 4150, Fall 2012)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 2010, Summer 2010)
  • Political Philosophy (PHIL 4115, Spring 2003)
  • Professional Ethics (PHIL 4120, Fall 2010)
  • Senior Seminar (PHIL 4300, Fall 2013)
  • Truth and Reality (PHIL 4385, Summer 2015)

    Curriculum Vitae (updated December 28, 2015)


    This page last updated 1/5/2015.

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