Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Whall, who received her undergraduate degree at UAB, joined the department in 1994. Dr. Whall teaches a wide variety of courses, including many she has developed herself, that fall broadly under the umbrella of intellectual history. While she teaches mostly in the western philosophical tradition, she has also developed a course which explores the classical eastern schools of thought — principally Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. The central premise of her approach is that philosophical ideas are foundational to their cultural and historical context, and that by studying them we become more capable of developing a broader view of our own culturally conditioned beliefs. This, in turn, enables us to consider which of our views are well reasoned and well-grounded in facts and evidence, and which are mere cultural prejudices.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    1994 Plato: ProtagorasClassical World.  87:509-509. 1994

    Research Overview

  • Keywords - History of Philosophy (especially ancient Greek philosophy), Kant and German Idealism, and Existentialism
  • Teaching Activities

  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PHL342 - History of Phil: Kant-19th c (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PHL442 - Hist of PHL:Kant and 19th Cent (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL203 - Philosophy of Religion (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL240 - Phil Hist: Socrates/Plato/Aris (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL290 - Topics in Philosophy (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL490 - Philosophy Seminar (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL341 - Hist of Phil:Descartes to Hume (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL441 - HIS of PHL: Descartes to Hume (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL491 - Philosophy Seminar (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL342 - History of Phil: Kant-19th c (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL442 - Hist of PHL:Kant and 19th Cent (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL240 - Phil Hist: Socrates/Plato/Aris (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL491 - Philosophy Seminar (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL290 - Topics in Philosophy (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL490 - Philosophy Seminar (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL342 - History of Phil: Kant-19th c (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL442 - Hist of PHL:Kant and 19th Cent (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL290 - Topics in Philosophy (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL490 - Philosophy Seminar (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL341 - Hist of Phil:Descartes to Hume (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL240 - Phil Hist: Socrates/Plato/Aris (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL290 - Topics in Philosophy (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL490 - Philosophy Seminar (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL390 - Topics in Philosophy (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL490 - Philosophy Seminar (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL342 - History of Phil: Kant-19th c (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL290 - Topics in Philosophy (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL490 - Philosophy Seminar (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL240 - Phil Hist: Socrates/Plato/Aris (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL116 - Bioethics (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL203 - Philosophy of Religion (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL290 - Topics in Philosophy (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL342 - History of Phil: Kant-19th c (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PHL341 - Hist of Phil:Descartes to Hume (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL215 - History of Moral Philosophy (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL240 - Phil Hist: Socrates/Plato/Aris (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL342 - History of Phil: Kant-19th c (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL290 - Topics in Philosophy (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL240 - Phil Hist: Socrates/Plato/Aris (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL290 - Topics in Philosophy (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL215 - History of Moral Philosophy (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies - RES (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL342 - History of Phil: Kant-19th c (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL215 - History of Moral Philosophy (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL100 - Intro to Philosophy (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL239 - Class Thought India/China/West (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL240 - Phil Hist: Socrates/Plato/Aris (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PHL115 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PHL205 - Existentialism (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PHL499 - Directed Studies (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Georgia 1993
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1983
  • Full Name

  • Mary Whall