Thomas Wilk

Thomas Wilk

Thomas Wilk

Adjunct Faculty

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

I am a PhD candidate in Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. 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. Candidate in Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University (expected completion: Spring 2018)

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