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Thomas Michael Norton-Smith

Professor, Stark Campus


  • University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Ph.D. 1988 Philosophy
  • Pittsburg State University, M.S. 1981 Mathematics
  • Missouri Southern State College, B.S. 1979 Mathematics
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications


  1. The Dance of Person and Place: One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy, State University of New York Press, 2010.


  1. "Indigenous Numerical Thought in Two American Indian Tribes," pp. 58-71 in Anne Waters (ed.) American Indian Thought: Philosophical Essays, Blackwell, 2004.
  2. "What a Puzzle Teaches about Justifications For and Against the Use of American Indian Sports Team Imagery," Ayaangwaamizin: The International Journal of Indigenous Philosophy 3 (2003): 19-30.
  3. "Consideration of the Use of Indian Sports Team Mascots," American Philosophical Association Newsletter on American Indians in Philosophy 1 (2001): 16-18.
  4. "Sending an Irishman "Realing": Constructive Realism and George Berkeley's Philosophy of Arithmetic," The Midwest Quarterly 42 (2001): 199-211.
  5. "Constructive Realism: A Euclidean Geometry of Action Kinds," Proceedings of the Ohio Philosophical Association (1994): 70-87.
  6. "A Note on Philip Kitcher's Conception of Mathematical Truth," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 33 (1992): 136-139.
  7. "An Arithmetic of Action Kinds: Kitcher Gone Mad(dy)," Philosophical Studies 63 (1991): 217-230.
Thomas Michael Norton-Smith
Department of Philosophy
Phone: 330-244-3381