Casey Woodling - Coastal Carolina University
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Casey Woodling

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Spring 2020 Office Hours
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9:00 - 11:00am,
or by appointment

Mamy ny aina," a Malagasy proverb that expresses how sweet and precious life is.


Casey Woodling specializes in philosophy of mind, especially issues concerning concepts and intentionality, as well as philosophical issues in Madagascar. He enjoys teaching introductory and advanced philosophy courses at CCU. From 2007-09, Woodling served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar.

He recently returned to Madagascar to serve as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Antananarivo from November 2016 to July 2017. He taught American Studies, Academic English, and various philosophy courses. His research there was on linguistic determinism as it applies to Malagasy thought and language, the history of Malagasy philosophy, Malagasy ethics, and Malagasy proverbs and philosophy. You can read about his experiences in Madagascar at

Outside of his teaching and research, Dr. Woodling enjoys spending time with his wife and two small children, watching and playing soccer, and enjoying the beautiful local beaches.


Ph.D., University of Florida, 2011

Intersting Facts

Fulbright Scholarship to Madagascar, November 2016-July 2017

Coastal Carolina University’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts Distinguished Scholarship or Creative Endeavors Award for 2016-2017 

Selected Publications

“Content Externalism, Truth Conditions, and Truth Values,” forthcoming in Philosophia

"Siméon Rajaona on Western ways of thinking and the authentic Malagasy mind," with Graziella Masindrazana and Zoly Rakotoniera, South African Journal of Philosophy, 37 (3): 347-360, 2018

"Knowledge Transmission and the Internalism-Externalism Debate about Content," Philosophia, 45(4): 1851-1861, 2017

"Malagasy Time Conceptions," Comparative Philosophy, 8 (1): 63-81, 2017

"Externalist Thought Experiments and Direction of Fit," Argumenta 3 (1): 139-156, 2016

"The Indispensability and Irreducibility of Intentional Objects," The Journal of Philosophical Research 41: 543-558, 2016

“The Limits of Adverbialism about Intentionality,” Inquiry 59 (5): 488-512, 2016

“Imagining Zombies,” Disputatio 38 (4): 107-116, 2014

Teaching Areas

Mind, Language, Logic, Ethics, History of Philosophy

Research Areas

Mind, Language, Malagasy Philosophy, Linguistic Determinism, Ethics