Casey Woodling - Coastal Carolina University
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Casey Woodling

Senior Lecturer/Director, Academic Outreach and Continuing Education

Jonathan Doe
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Singleton Building 119

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


Casey Woodling, Ph.D., is Director of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education in the Office of the Provost. Prior to this, he served as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University from 2013 to 2019. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2019. He had the honor to serve as a Fulbright Scholar in Madagascar from 2016 to 2017 where he taught American studies, English, and philosophy at the University of Antananarivo. He also worked with students and teachers at the University of Antsiranana in the northern part of the island. During the Fulbright, he did research on the philosophy, thought, and language of Madagascar. His deep interest in Madagascar began when he and his wife served as Peace Corps Volunteers there from 2007 to 2009. Their primary responsibility was teaching English in the rural village of Ambatofinandrahana. In addition to these experiences in international education and outreach, he has a background in outreach from his days doing outreach and advocacy for the food stamp program with a non-profit in Nashville, TN as a program coordinator. While in Nashville, Woodling also taught philosophy and ethics to students of diverse backgrounds at various institutions in the area. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Florida. Outside of his work for Coastal, he enjoys spending time with family, playing, coaching, and watching soccer, visiting the beautiful local beaches, and keeping up with world events. 


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