Thomas Wilk

Thomas Wilk

Thomas Wilk

Adjunct Faculty

Ethics (Theoretical and Applied), Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, Pragmatism

I earned an MA in Philosophy at GMU in 2009 and a PhD in Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University in 2019. My research interests lie primarily in metaethics, philosophy of language, applied ethics and epistemology mostly pursued from a neo-pragmatist perspective.

Beyond these core interests, I have additional teaching and research interests in social and political philosophy (especially human rights, philosophy of law, and the study of epistemic and linguistic dimensions of oppression), the history of early modern philosophy (especially Hume), philosophy of sport, philosophy of science, logic, and issues in the study of race, gender, and social justice.

Selected Publications

2017. "Trust, Communities, and the Standing to Hold Accountable," Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 27 (2 Supplement): 1-22

2017. "Inferences, Experiences, and the Myth of the Given: A Reply to Champagne,” Logos and Episteme: An International Journal of Epistemology 8 (1): 155-162.

2017. "The Right Way to Win Over Posterity," Hamilton and Philosophy (Open Court) eds. Aaron Rabinowitz and Robert Arp

Courses Taught

PHIL 309: Bioethics
PHIL 311: Philosophy of Law
PHIL 411: Theories of Decision 


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

M.A., Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University

M.A. with Honors, Philosophy, George Mason University

B.A. Cum Laude, Double Major in Philosophy and Economics, Gettysburg College