Addison Ellis

202 Gregory Hall

Office Hours by appointment


Dr. Addison Ellis is Lecturer and Academic Advisor for Philosophy and CS + Philosophy. Addison received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois in 2019, and then for two years held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Philosophical Research at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City before returning to UIUC. 

Addison’s primary interests are in Kant and Post-Kantian European Philosophy (including German Idealism, Phenomenology, and Existentialism), with additional interests in ethics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion. He has published several papers in these areas, as well as a co-authored book on contemporary Kantian philosophical methodology. In addition to forthcoming essays on Kant, Addison is finishing an essay and a translation of a book about Kant’s concept of nothingness.  

If you have any questions about the Philosophy or CS + Philosophy program, or just want to talk about philosophy, feel free to e-mail Addison and/or drop by 202 Gregory.