Visiting Professor of Philosophy
Primary Academic Program: Philosophy
Biography:Dr. Tully’s areas of research and publication include 20th-century British philosophy, theory of knowledge, philosophy of language, and logic. He is professor emeritus at both the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Toronto, and founder of the Mid-Hudson Philosophical Society, an informal federation of the philosophy programs at Bard, Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, Vassar College, and West Point. He is also cofounder, with Bruce Chilton and the late Jacob Neusner, of the Bard–West Point Seminar, a multidisciplinary project for Bard undergraduates and West Point cadets to which faculty from both institutions contribute original course content. At West Point, he taught ancient philosophy, 17th- and 18th-century philosophy, and formal logic. Publications include Equality: More or Less (coedited with Chilton); Intolerance: Political Animals and Their Prey (coedited with Chilton); Just War in Religion and Politics (coedited with Chilton and Neusner); Logic with Symlog: Learning Symbolic Logic by Computer (with Frederic Portoraro); and a variety of papers in volumes and journals on the philosophy of Russell, Wittgenstein, and others in the early analytic tradition. He is currently writing Natural Logic, which combines philosophy of language and formal logic in the analysis of natural language arguments.
BA, Yale University; DPhil, University of Oxford. At Bard since 2018.