Professor of Philosophy
CHASS Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2000
Areas of Interest
Epistemology; Philosophy of Language and Mind
Professor Cranor’s research interests in recent years has focused on philosophic issues concerning risks, science and the law, writing on the regulation of carcinogens and developmental toxicants, the use of scientific evidence in legal decisions, the idea of acceptable risks, protection of susceptible populations, and how society might approach the regulation of new technologies and toxicants.
Congratulations to Professor Carl Cranor on being named the Patricia McSweeny McCauley Chair in Teaching Excellence for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Chair was established in 1993 to encourage and reward excellence in teaching in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.
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