College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Thurow was born, raised, and educated in Wisconsin.  He's still getting used to living without snow and seasons.  Having philosophical conversations with students and seeing them grow their skills over time are his favorite parts of teaching.  In addition to his philosophical interests, he is an avid reader of various genres (including fiction, poetry, and theology), and he enjoys playing sports and following Wisconsin sports teams, playing boardgames, and spending time with his wife and kids.


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2007)
  • M.A. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2004)
  • B.S. in Astronomy/Physics and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1999)

Recent Courses

Teaching Topics

  • Basic Philosophical Problems
  • Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Approaches to Knowledge and Reality
  • Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
  • Issues and Movements in 20th century Philosophy
  • Personal Identity and Resurrection

Research in Progress

Current Research Areas

  • Explanations of a priori knowledge
  • The nature of intuition and its relationship to the a priori
  • Basic beliefs and the nature of defeat
  • The value of truth
  • The cognitive science of religion
  • The doctrine of the atonement
  • Collective responsibility

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