Garrett Thomson

Garrett Thomson

Compton Professor of Philosophy

Department/Affiliation: Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Philosophy
Phone: 330-263-2494
Office Address: 203 Scovel


  • B.A., Newcastle on Tyne (England) 1978
  • Ph.D., Balliol College (Oxford, England) 1984

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 304: Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
  • PHIL 251: Rationalism & Empiricism
  • Ethical Theory
  • Understanding Language
  • Kant


  • Thomson is the author of numerous books including Needs; Kant; Introduction to Modern Philosophy; and a series of introductory texts on Descartes, Locke, Aristotle, Kant, and Leibniz.
  • He co-edited the six-volume The Longman Standard History of Philosophy.
  • Other recent works include Una Introduccion a la Practica de la Filosofia, On Philosophy and On the Meaning of Life.