Dr. Barbara Fultner
Barbara Fultner, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, joined the faculty at Denison in 1995. She earned a B.A. from Simon Fraser University, an M.A. from McGill University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She teaches courses in philosophy of language, the history of modern philosophy, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of feminism among others. In 2000, she received Denison's Feminist Teaching Award. She has served as chair of the department from 2004-2008.
Dr. Fultner's research interests lie at the cross-roads of analytic and continental philosophy, with a focus on theories of meaning and social practice. She is interested in the nature of normativity and its relationship to the social aspects of language. Most recently, she has been examining the connections between semantic normativity and the development of intersubjectivity in early childhood. She also has strong interests in feminist philosophy. Her articles have appeared in journals including Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Social Criticism, and The International Journal of Philosophical Studies. She is translator of Jürgen Habermas Truth and Justification (MIT Press 2003) and his On the Pragmatics of Social Interaction (MIT Press 2000). Currently, she is editing the volume Habermas: Key Concepts, which will be published by Acumen.
Dr. Fultner was the recipient of a 2008-2009 University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Fellowship, as well as Denison University's R.C. Good Fellowship for 2008-2009. While a fellow at the Humanities Institute in 2008-09, she worked on a book manuscript tentatively titled Meaning, Intersubjectivity, and Social Practice: Social Theories of Meaning.