My Story

Looking back, I’ve come to realize that I loved philosophy before I even knew it was a field of study and practice. My favorite part of English class in high school was when I was exposed to the works of Emerson and Thoreau. Not yet knowing that this was philosophy, I was invoked to begin a practice of critical thinking and questioning that has continued to this day. Even though I entered college for pre-veterinary studies, after my first formal course in Philosophy I knew this field was for me, and went on to earn an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. I am fortunate to have been researching, writing, and teaching what I love for the past 25 years. My work has informed other areas of my life as well: family, photography, and civic engagement.

Sally Fischer
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Warren Wilson College Farm


  • B.A. in Philosophy, Goucher College
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Villanova University
  • Ph.D. In Philosophy, Marquette University

Research Interests

  • Existentialism & Phenomenology
  • Feminist Philosophy & Gender Theory
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy

Courses Taught

  • Existentialism Through Film & Fiction
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Ethical¬†Theory and Practical Issues

Contact Dr. Fischer

Jensen 303
WWC CPO 6054

PO Box 9000

Asheville, NC 28815-9000