Kirra Hyde

Graduate Student


B.A. in philosophy from Southern Virginia University
M.A. in philosophy from Brandeis University
 


Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Early Modern Philosophy
  • Office Address: 209 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00-2:00

My name is Kirra Hyde. Originally from Idaho, I attended Southern Virginia University for my undergraduate education, where I majored in philosophy and music.  And I completed a Master’s Degree in philosophy at Brandeis University.  I am thrilled to be back in Virginia, doing more philosophy! 

I like metaphysics.  I am interested in the nature of this world and the objects in it.  In addition to such central problems in metaphysics, I am intrigued by problems at the intersection of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind, such as truth, objectivity, and perception.  I care about what we can know about the nature of this world.  And I care about how perception, beliefs, and language connect to the external world and to each other.  My most recent work has been in perception, particularly how objective it is and what makes it so.  I plan to continue to work in questions at the intersection of metaphysics, epistemology, and mind.  They are great questions!

Other than philosophy, my greatest hobby is music.  I play percussion, I pretend to play the piano, and I will sing in a choir when anyone will let me.  I also enjoy cooking novel dishes, spending time outdoors, and playing all sorts of games.
 

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