Professor Williams is the author of A Cultivated Reason: An Essay on Hume and Humeanism (Penn State, 1999), and his articles have focused on Hume and on philosophical aesthetics. He is a co-editor of Persons and Passions: Essays in Honor of Annette Baier (Notre Dame, 2005). He has been a Fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell. Research and teaching interests include aesthetics, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophy, selected topics in ethics, and the philosophy of history. Recently he has been working on R.G. Collingwood's philosophy of art.
Aesthetics; ethics; philosophy of mind; Hume.
- History of Philosophy
- PHIL 452 — Aesthetics
- PHIL 403 — Early Modern Philosophy
- PHIL 404 — 19th Century Philosophy
- Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
- M.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
- B.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1982