Dr Tracy Bowell

Tracy Bowell

Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning

Qualifications: BA(Hons) Sus, MPhil Camb, PhD Auck

Research Interests

Tracy's research interests include critical reasoning and argumentation, epistemology, Wittgenstein, feminist philosophy, philosophy of education

Recent Publications

  • Bowell, T., & Kingsbury, J. (2018). How can we get students to think critically about intransigent beliefs?. Teaching Philosophy, 40(4), 395-405. doi:10.5840/teachphil201812277

  • Bowell, T. (2018). Changing the world one premise at a time: Argument, imagination and post-truth. In M. A. Peters, S. Rider, M. Hyvönen, & T. Besley (Eds.), Post-Truth, Fake News: Viral Modernity & Higher Education (pp. 169-185). Springer, Singapore.

  • Bowell, T. A., & Mika, C. (2017). Our difficult conversation: On avoiding epistemic harm within a Maori<->feminist research partnership. In 2017 Feast Conference: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Feminist Philosophy. Conference held at Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA.

  • Kingsbury, J., & Bowell, T. (2017). Virtue argumentation theory reconsidered: Towards a complete account of good argument. In 2nd European Conference on Argumentation-ECA 2017: Argumentation and inference. Conference held at Fribourg, Switzerland.

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Gender; Metaphysics; Morals and Ethics; Pedagogy; Philosophy; Teaching and Learning

Critical thinking pedagogy
Argumentation (especially virtue and argumentation)
Wittgenstein (especially the later work)
Philosophy and gender (especially epistemology)
Intellectual virtue

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Bowell, Dr Tracy 9351 taboo B.G.09 Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic

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