Manuel Fasko

Faculty Affiliate visiting from the University of Basel

Address: 14 Glebe Street, Room 302
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Manuel Fasko is an assistant (habilitation candidate) at the University of Basel in Switzerland who received a grant to come to the College of Charleston for the 2022–23 academic year to teach as a visiting professo and work with Professor Deborah Boyle.

In his own words:

My areas of interest is primarily metaphysics, philosophy of mind and early modern philosophy. I am currently working on a habilitation project on Mary Shepherd’s philosophy of mind, and Professor Boyle is one of the leading scholars on Mary Shepherd. To be in a situation where I can discuss my previous work and its further development with her is an incredible privilege. It is just exciting being part of this journey of changing the philosophical canon by studying voices that have not been heard for a long time.


University of Zürich
Institute of Philosophy
PhD, 2020

Research Interests

  • Modern Philosophy (Esp. British-Irish Tradition & Non-Canonical Figures)
  • Early Analytic Philosophy
  • Ethics & Minds of Non-Human Animals
  • Philosophy of Mind & Perception
  • Metaphysics

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Recovering Vanished Voices: Women Philosophers of the 17th-19th Centuries

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