Professor Emeritus (1989–2010)
Although a native of the United States, Jim Tiles received most of his academic training and (prior to coming to Hawaii in 1989) all of his teaching experience in England. He took his D.Phil. at Oxford in 1978 and for fifteen years was lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading. He has written Things that Happen, an essay on the conceptual status of events, and the Dewey volume in the series "The Arguments of the Philosophers" and collaborated with Mary Tiles on An Introduction to Historical Epistemology. He just completed an introductory ethics text and has returned to research on Greek, Roman, and medieval European philosophy. Prof. Tiles retired in 2009.