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California State University
Title:Professor Emeritus
College:College of Arts and Letters
Office Hours:T-Th 12:00-1:50
Courses:Professor Finsen teaches Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Ethics in the Helping Professions, and Eastern Philosophy (Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism).
Education:Ph.D. Indiana 1982
Research Interests:Professor Finsen has published articles in philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, applied ethics and experimental psychology. She is currently working on ethical issues relating to human relationships with animals. She has published articles in this area in various journals and has co-authored The Animal Rights Movement in America (Twayne, 1994). Prof. Finsen also has long-term interests in critical thinking pedagogy. She has received a grant to form a Critical Thinking Institute on campus. The Institute established by Professor Finsen, along with other members of the CSUSB faculty, studies improved methods of teaching and assessing critical thinking.
Specialization:Philosophy of science, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of biology, applied ethics (ethics and animals, biomedical ethics, environmental ethics).