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Peter Kung

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Associate Head of Undergraduate Studies & Associate Professor, Philosophy
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302

Peter Kung is an associate professor of philosophy in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Kung's principal area of interest is in the imagination, and in particular how imagination can confer justification or knowledge, and how imagination figures in the methodology of philosophy. He has co-edited a volume on imagination, with Amy Kind, "Knowledge Through Imagination" (Oxford University Press, 2016). 

He also has research interests in epistemology, where he is interested in the foundations of justification and, more recently in the interaction between rationality and bias. Prior to coming to ASU, Peter taught at Pomona College and the University of Denver.

  • Ph.D. Philosophy, New York University
  • M.A. Philosophy, Stanford University
  • B.S.E. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
PHI 560Topics in Epistemology
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 101Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 300Philosophical Argument/Exposit
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 334Philosophy of Mind
PHI 420Topics in Philosophy
PHI 591Seminar
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHI 332Metaphysics
PHI 394Special Topics