Amie Thomasson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Amie L. Thomasson
Education BA (1989), Duke University
MA (1992), philosophy, University of California, Irvine,
PhD (1995), philosophy, University of California, Irvine
Occupation Professor of Philosophy, University of Miami
Known for Metaphysics, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, philosophy of art
Spouse(s) Peter Lewis
Website Personal website

Amie Lynn Thomasson (born July 4, 1968) is an American philosopher, currently Professor of Philosophy, Cooper Fellow and Parodi Senior Scholar in Aesthetics at the University of Miami. Thomasson specializes in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, phenomenology and the philosophy of art. She is the author of Fiction and Metaphysics (1999), Ordinary Objects (2007), and Ontology Made Easy (2015).[1]


Thomasson was a visiting student at Brasenose College, Oxford (1987–1988) before obtaining her BA from Duke University in 1989, her MA in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 1992 and her PhD in 1995, also from UCI. She then worked as a teaching assistant at UCI (1992–1995), a visiting instructor at the University of Salzburg, Austria (1993), assistant professor of philosophy at Texas Tech University (1995–2000), and research assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong (1998–2000). In 2000 she joined the University of Miami as an assistant, then associate, now full professor.[1]

Selected works[edit]

  • Ontology Made Easy, Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Ordinary Objects, Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • with David W. Smith (eds.), Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Fiction and Metaphysics, Cambridge University Press, 1999.


  1. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae",

External links[edit]