Associate Professor Ken Howarth

Office Hours

Spring 2014: M -> F 745-845am, W 445-545pm

                           & as happily arranged

Kenneth T. Howarth,

M.A., M.A.E.C., M.A.L.A.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy & Religious Studies Coordinator

Faculty Advisor, Phi Theta Kappa Society

Advisor, Philosophy S.P.A. Club


Office: 609-570-3809
Fax: 609-570-3884
howarthk@mccc.edu

Wandering Reason Blog

Mail: Mercer County Community College
PO Box B Trenton, NJ 08690

Physical: Liberal Arts Building, Room 175
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

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Spring 2014 Schedule

PHI-102-020 Introduction to Philosophy

               W 600pm-830pm AD-121

               1/21/14-5/12/14

PHI-102-030 Introduction to Philosophy

               TR 1030am-1145am LA-219

               1/21/14-5/12/14

PHI-102-070 Intro. to Philosophy (Honors)

              MW 900am-1015am LA-128

              1/21/14-5/12/14

PHI-205-025 Moral Choices

               TR 900am-1245pm LA-225

               1/21/14-5/12/14

PHI-205-035 Moral Choices

              F 900am-1140am LA109

              1/21/14-5/12/14

 

Winter 2013-2014 Schedule

PHI-205-055 Moral Choice

               Online

               12/15/13-1/29/14

PHI-205-060 Moral Choice

               Online

               12/15/13-1/29/14

 

Fall 2013 Schedule

PHI-102-060 Introduction to Philosophy

               MW 1030am-1145am LA-230

               8/27/13-12/10/13

PHI-102-040 Introduction to Philosophy

               TR 1030am-1145am LA-228

                8/27/13-12/10/13

PHI-204-010 Ethics

               TR 900am-1015am LA207

               8/27/13-12/10/13

PHI-205-011 Moral Choices - Honors

               MW 900am-1245pm LA128

               8/27/13-12/10/13

PHI-205-050 Moral Choices

               F 900am-1140am LA213

               8/27/13-12/10/13

 

Summer 2013 Schedule

PHI-205-010 Moral Choices

               TR 900am-1245pm LA225

               5/28/13-6/27/13

PHI-205-020 Moral Choices

               TR 600pm-9040pm LA213

               5/28/13-6/27/13

PHI-204-010 Ethics

               MW 600pm-940pm LA225

               7/10/13-8/12/13

PHI-205-080 Moral Choice

               Online

               7/10/13-8/12/13

Spring 2013 Schedule

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 107186

               TR 1030am-1145am LA-219

                1/22/13-5/13/13

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 107187

               MW 900am-1015am LA--219

               1/22/13-5/13/13

PHI-205 Moral Choices  107193

               F 900am-1140am LA-109

               1/22/13-5/13/13

PHI-205 Moral Choices  109360

               WF 115pm-315pm Jamesburg

                2/25/13-5/31/13     Corrections

PHI-205 Moral Choices  107422

               W 600pm-840pm JKC-334

                1/22/13-5/13/13

PHI-210 Eastern Philosophy 108381

               TR 900am-1015am LA-128

               1/22/13-5/13/13   Honors

Winter

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy

              Online 107625

              12/17/12-1/25/13

Fall 2012 Schedule

PHI102 Introduction to Philosophy

              Online  103201 HS Honors Cohort

              8/25/12-12/20/12

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 104610

(Honors)MW 900am-1015am LA-128

               8/25/12-12/20/12

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 104156

               TR 1030am-1145am LA-228

               8/25/12-12/20/12

PHI-204 Ethics 104156

               T 900-1015am LA-224

               R 90-1015am BS-208A

               8/25/12-12/20/12

PHI-205 Moral Choices 104160

               F 9-1140am LA-213

               8/25/12-12/20/12

Summer 2012 Schedule

PHI102 Introduction to Philosophy

              Online  102162

              A Session 5/21-6/27/12

PHI205 Moral Choices

              Online 102165

              A Session 5/21-6/27/12

PHI204 Ethics

            Mon/Wed 6-940pm LA225

            B Session 7/5-8/9/12

             

PHI205 Moral Choices

              Online 102337

              B Session 7/5-8/9/12

Spring 2012 Schedule

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 099850

               TR 1030am-1145am LA-219

                1/23/12-5/11/12

PHI-113 Logic 099853

               MW 1030am-1145am LA--219

               1/23/12-5/11/12

PHI-205 Moral Choices  099860

               M 900am-1015am LA-228

               W 900am-1015am LA-229

               1/23/12-5/11/12

PHI-205 Moral Choices  099856

               T 900am-1015am LA-231

               R 900am-1015am LA-228

               1/23/12-5/11/12

PHI-205 Moral Choices  100101

               W 600pm-840pm JKC-150

               1/23/12-5/11/12

Winter 2011-12 Schedule

PHI-205 Moral Choices 100302

               Online

               12/19/10-1/27/12

Fall 2011 Schedule

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 096733

               MW 1030am-1145am LA-208

                8/27/11-12/12/11

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 096730

               TR 1030am-1145am LA-228

               8/27/11-12/12/11

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 097732

               Online Angel - H.S. Cohort

                8/27/11-12/12/11

PHI-204 Ethics 96734

               TR 900-1015am LA-225

               8/27/11-12/12/11

PHI-205 Moral Choices  097737 Honors

               MW 900-1015am LA-128

                8/27/11-12/12/11

PHI-205 Moral Choices  096736

               T 705-945pm  LA-109

               8/27/11-12/12/11

Spring 2011 Schedule

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 094756

               MW 900am-1015am LA-219

               1/24/11-5/16/11

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 094756

 Honors  M 1030am-1145am BS-208A

               W 1030am-1145am AD-107

               1/24/11-5/16/11

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 092904

               TR 1030am-1145am LA-219

               1/24/11-5/16/11

PHI-205 Moral Choices  092908

               T 900am-1015am LA-231

               R 900am-1015am LA-228

               8/30/10-12/21/10

PHI-205 Moral Choices  092908

               F 900am-1140am LA-109

               1/24/11-5/16/11

Winter 2010-11 Schedule

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 093689

               Online

               12/20/10-1/28/11

PHI-205 Moral Choices  093237

               Online

               12/20/10-1/28/11

Fall 2010 Schedule

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 090537

               M 1030am-1115am LA-208

               W 1030am-1115am BS-213

               8/30/10-12/21/10

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 090536

               Online - Lawrence HS cohort only

               8/30/10-12/21/10

PHI-204 Ethics 09006

               T 900am-1015am AD-107

               R 900am-1015am BS-307

               8/30/10-12/21/10

PHI-205 Moral Choices  090070

               F 900am-1140am

               8/30/10-12/21/10

PHI-210 Eastern Philosophy 090618

               M & W 900-1015am BS-208A

               8/30/10-12/21/10

Summer 2010 Schedule

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 088558

               MW 900am-1240pm LA-213

               5/24/10-6/30/10  A session

PHI-205 Moral Choices 88092

               Online

               5/24/10-6/30/10  A session

PHI-205 Moral Choices 88562

               TR 6-940pm LA205

               7/1/10-8/16/10  B session

PHI-205 Moral Choices 88239

               Online

               7/1/10-8/16/10  B session

Spring 2010 Schedule

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 086276

               TR 1030-1145am LA-219

               1/25/10-5/17/10

PHI-113 Logic 086279

               MW 9-1015am LA219

               1/25/10-5/17/10

PHI-204 Ethics 085785

               M 705-945pm LA-207

               1/25/10-5/17/10

PHI-205 Moral Choices 085787

               TR 9-1015am LA-227

               1/25/10-5/17/10

PHI-205 Moral Choices 086281

               F 9-1145am LA-227

               1/25/10-5/17/10

PHI-209 Business Ethics 86461

               W 6-945pm LA-230

               3/1/10-5/17/10

Winter 2009-2010 Schedule

PHI-205 Moral Choices 086130

               Online

               12/21/09-2/1/10

PHI-205 Moral Choices 086638

               Online

               12/21/09-2/1/10

Fall 2009 Schedule

PHI-102 Introduction to Philosophy 082534

               TR 1030-1145am LA-204

               8/31-12/16/09

PHI-113 Logic 082539 CANCELLED

               T 705-945pm ET-219

               8/31-12/16/09

PHI-204 Ethics 082957

               T 9-10-1145am AD-107

               R 9-10-1145am BS-307

               8/31-12/16/09

PHI-205 Moral Choices 082540 (Added)

               T 705-945pm LA-109

               8/31-12/16/09

PHI-205 Moral Choices 082541

               MW 9-1015am AD-119

               8/31-12/16/09

PHI-205 Moral Choices 082959

               F 9-1140am MS-205

               8/31-12/16/09

 

 

Ken Howarth has been teaching at Mercer since 2004, first as an adjunct assistant professor, then fulltime beginning in 2009.

He has three graduate degrees: one in the Western Liberal Arts classics from St. John’s College in Maryland, another in Eastern (Asian) Classics from St. John’s College in New Mexico, and the third in contemporary philosophy from Claremont in California, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson in North Carolina. His dissertation research, under Professor Charles Young at Claremont, centered around virtue ethics and epistemology, specifically with respect to the relationship between ends/goals, rational intuition and practical reasoning.

Professor Howarth received specific training in the scholarship of teaching. He completed Claremont's longstanding Philosophy Teaching Practica Certificate program and competed for two selective programs, Preparing Future Faculty Fellows and Professional Teacher Training Program Scholars,. Both of these programs are coordinated and modeled with other PFF programs across the country, with classes run by Dr. Laurie Richlin with weekly seminars, guest speakers, faculty-reviewed teaching and conference presentations providing a well-rounded practical introduction to three key faculty performance areas: teaching, scholarship and service—all with respect to sound student outcomes and tenure issues.

 

His area of specialty is ethics and practical reasoning, especially character/virtue-based ethics, with the history of philosophy, comparative philosophy/ethics,

American philosophy and process philosophy being other key concentrations. Aristotle, Whitehead and Zhuangzi are chief influences on his thought.

Besides Mercer, he has taught undergraduate & graduate philosophy, religion and humanities courses at The College of New Jersey, Rutgers University at Camden, William Patterson University, Montclair State University, Rowan University, Rider University, Bucks County College, Felician College, Burlington County College, California State University at San Bernardino, LaVerne University and Cerritos College.

He is a member of the American Philosophical Association - serving on the Publilc Philosophy Committee, the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Association for informal Logic and Critical Thinking, Association for Core Texts and Courses i& Society for Ethics Across the Crriculum.

Ken is a former army officer, business owner, company division and department head working in operations, sales, production, transportation and accounting, store manager, as well as a community center director.

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He grew up in Mercer County, moved away then (eventually) married his 7th grade love and has two boys.

 

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