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James Granitto, Associate Professor of Philosophy, received his BA in philosophy from the University of California at Irvine and his MA in philosophy from the California State University at Long Beach. He teaches Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 106), Introductory Logic (PHIL 111), World Religions (PHIL 112), Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 115), and Reasoning and Problem Solving (PHIL/CNSL 144). In addition he is a co-advisor to the SCC Philosophical Society as well as a member of the Academic Senate, the Facilities Committee, and the Faculty Recognition Committee.
Professor Granitto is the former chair of the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Philosophy at Two-Year Colleges. He is also a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, and the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking.
Professor Granitto's research interests include epistemology, formal and informal logic, comparative religions, and the philosophy of religion. He has published articles and presented papers on pedagogy, the nature of philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and the philosophical use of literature and film.
In 2006, Professor Granitto was nominated as one of Orange County's "Teachers of the Year."
In 2010, Professor Granitto, as selected by the SCC graduating class, delivered the commencement speech.