Faculty Biography

Scott Hendricks

Scott Hendricks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: (508) 793-7551
Email: shendricks@clarku.edu

Brief Biography

Prof. Hendricks received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2001. He has taught at Clark since 2001 and holds the George F. Kneller Endowed Chair in Philosophy.

Teaching and Research


Prof. Hendricks's primary research interests concern issues within the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology. Presently he is focusing on the nature of so-called "phenomenal concepts" (our concepts of the qualitative aspects of one's own sensory experience) and the role they play in discussions about anti-physicalist arguments.


The advanced undergraduate courses that Mr. Hendricks teaches at Clark are Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Psychology. Each Fall semester, he teaches Clark's Symbolic Logic course. He continues to cultivate his love for ancient Greek philosophy by offering an undergraduate seminar on Plato's Republic to incoming first-year students on a semi-regular basis. Recently, Prof. Hendricks co-taught an advanced undergraduate seminar with Professor Betsy Huang of the English department entitled "Science Fiction and the Mind of the Other."

Selected Publications

"The Frame Problem and Theories of Belief" Philosophical Studies 129: 2 (May 2006), pp. 313-333.

"Demons and the Isolation Argument" Philosophical Quarterly 55 (July 2005), pp. 403-418.