Russell Marcus
Curriculum Vitae (click for pdf version)

Department of Philosophy, Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY 13323
(315) 859-4056 (office)
(315) 381-3513 (home)
(315) 335-4711 (mobile)

Areas of Specialization
Areas of Teaching Competence


Academic Appointments (see below for other teaching experience):




Presentations and Comments

Public Philosophy

Work in Progress


  • "On the Origins and Force of the Explanatory Indispensability Argument" (under consideration)
  • "Thin Mathematical Intuition and Mathematical Epistemology"
  • "Virtuous Circles, Vicious Circles, and Philosophical Methods"
  • "Embracing the Cartesian Circle"
  • "A Jigsaw Lesson for First-Order Logic Translations Using Identity"
  • "Three Grades of Instrumentalism"
  • "E Pluribus Putnams Unum: Hilary Putnam and the Indispensability Argument"


  • Themes in the Objections and Replies: Objections and Replies to Descartes’s Meditations Organized Topically with New Introductory Material
  • Honors and Awards

    Professional Activity

    Courses Taught

    Theses Supervised or Examined (Undergraduate, Hamilton College)

    Teaching Experience in Philosophy

    Hamilton College
  • Fall 2007 to Present
  • Courses Taught: Philosophy of Mathematics, Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Intuitions and Philosophy, Modern Philosophy
  • Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University
  • Spring 2007
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Course Taught: Theories of the Mind
  • Queens College, CUNY
  • Spring 1998 to Spring 2007
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, Adjunct Lecturer
  • Courses Taught: Advanced Logic, Logic, Business Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics
  • Hofstra University
  • Spring 1998 to Summer 1999
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Courses Taught: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Practical Logic
  • College of Staten Island, CUNY
  • Spring 1995 to Spring 1997
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow
  • Courses Taught: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics
  • Other Teaching Experience

    SPISE: Select Program in Science and Engineering, City College, CUNY
  • October 1992 to Spring 1999
  • Math enrichment program for city high school students
  • Topics taught include: Boolean Algebra, Königsberg Bridge and Graph Theory, Statistics, Numeric Integration
  • Queensborough Community College, Mathematics Department
  • Fall 1994 to Spring 1995
  • Courses taught include Number Systems, Elementary Algebra
  • Cardozo High School, Mathematics Department
  • September 1992 to June 1993
  • Courses taught include AP Computer Science, Sequential Math I, Sequential Math II, Computer Math
  • Costa Rica Academy, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • August 1989 to June 1992
  • Courses taught include Statistics, Introduction to Mathematics, AP Language, American Literature, Journalism, World History
  • Newtown High School, Mathematics Department
  • Spring 1989
  • Courses taught include Sequential Math I, Computer Math
  • Jamaica High School, Mathematics Department
  • Fall 1988
  • Courses taught include Sequential Math I, Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Advised math magazine
  • Graduate Courses Taken (at CUNY, except where noted)