Photographic color portrait of a light-skinned man with glasses and blond hair. He is wearing a blue button-up shirt and smiling at the camera.

Clint Hurshman

Fall 2020–Spring 2021

Clint Hurshman is a philosopher who focuses on biology and the mind. He received a BA in philosophy from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, focusing on continental philosophy and philosophy of literature, before coming to KU in 2019 to study philosophy of science. His current research interests overlap with anthropology, linguistics, and psychology. Currently in his second year in the philosophy graduate program, Clint is primarily interested in the ecological and game-theoretical factors that drive the development of representations decoupled from actions, and in the use of Developmental Systems Theory to understand the ecology and content of representations used by artificial intelligence. He has also presented research on the importance of novelty in developing socially conscious scientific theories, drawing from work in feminist epistemology. He is excited to work at Spencer Museum to involve the public in the academic community at KU, and to promote conversation across academic disciplines.

Read a white paper by Hurshman on "The Philosophy of Science and Transdisciplinary Epistemology."