Larry Carlin, Philosophy
Larry Carlin's teaching ability is certainly remarkable. Students are drawn to his classes by both his expertise and his enthusiastic approach to the subject matter. He can explain the most difficult material in ways students can understand. He also regularly leads groups of UW Oshkosh students to Cambridge, England, enabling them to study British philosophy in its historical and cultural setting.
Larry’s area of research is the history of modern philosophy and science, which covers mainly the 17th and 18th centuries, an incredibly fertile time in intellectual history. He has published many articles as well as a recent book, “The Empiricists: A Guide for the Perplexed,” which discusses the philosophical underpinnings of modern science in a highly accessible way.