People

Philip Atkins
  • Visiting Assistant Professor — Temple University (Philosophy)

Dissertation (Spring 2013)

“A Defense of Millian Descriptivism” (advised by Nathan Salmon)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Assistant Professor — George Mason University

Dissertation (Summer 2009)

“Practical Rationality and Committeed Action” (Advised by Kevin Falvey)

Alex Bundy
  • Lecturer
  • Technologist — Opus Logica

Dissertation (Summer 2013)

“The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement with Others” (advised by Anthony Brueckner)

Areas of Study

  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
Tim Butzer
  • Instructor- University of Alabama

Dissertation (2015)

Advised by: Co-Chairs: Kevin Falvey and Michael Rescorla

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • South Hall 5702
Justin Clark
  • Utah State University
  • Lecturer (Philosophy)

Dissertation (Summer 2013)

“Virtue of Knowledge and Unity in Early Plato” (advised by Voula Tsouna)

Areas of Study

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Religion
Dan Dolson
  • Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies — Western Michigan University

Dissertation (Winter 2015)

“On God’s Gestures: Miracles, Laws of Nature, and Special Divine Action”

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language/Science
  • Hume
  • Philosophical Logic
Michael Fletcher
  • Lecturer — Central Washington University

Dissertation (Summer 2011)

“The Cognitive Significance of Kant’s third Critique”

Areas of Study

  • History of Modern Philosophy (AOS: Kant’s Theoretical Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Unknown

Dissertation (Summer 2010)

“The Formation and Function of Stoic Conceptions” (Advised by Voula Tsouna)

Areas of Study

  • Ancient Philosophy
Michael Hannen
  • Lecturer — Clemson University

Advised by: Voula Tsouna

Areas of Study

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Meta-Ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
Keith Hess
  • Alumni

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Religion
Steven Huizenga
  • Adjunct Professor — Capital University

Dissertation (Fall 2011)

“Responsibilty, Luck Egalitarianism and the Egalitarian Aim” (Advised by Christopher McMahon)

Areas of Study

  • Ethics
  • Social Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Biomedical Ethics
Luke Manning
  • Full-time Instructor — Auburn University

Dissertation (Winter 2012)

“Signifying Nothing? How Fiction Represents” (Advised by Nathan Salmon)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaphysics
  • Aesthetics
  • Assitant Professor (tenure-track) — University of Alabama
  • Birmmingham

Dissertation (Spring 2011)

“The Possibility of Acting from Duty” (Advised by Aaron Zimmerman)

Areas of Study

  • Moral Psychology
  • Meta-ethics
  • Epistemology
Robert McIntyre
  • Post-Doc American University in Cairo

Dissertation (2015)

Advised by Thomas Holden

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
Ian Nance
  • Lecturer

Dissertation (Summer 2011)

“Intentional Actions: Explanation and Epistemology” (Advised by Kevin Falvey)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Ethics
  • Epistemology
Amir Saemi
  • Faculty Member and Postdoctoral Associate — Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)
  • Tehran (School of Analytic Philosophy)

Dissertation (Spring 2013)

“On the Nature of Practical Reasons” (advised by Matthew Hanser and Kevin Falvey)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Mind
  • Language and Religion
  • Associate Professor — Northern Virginia Community College

Dissertation (Summer 2009)

“A Person as a Lifetime: An Aristotelian Account of Persons” (Advised by Voula Tsouna)

Albert Shin
  • Visiting Assistant Professor — Villanova University

Dissertation (Summer 2014)

“Adam Smith on the Nature and Authority of Conscience” (advised by Aaron Zimmerman)

Areas of Study

  • Ethics
  • 17th and 18th Century Philosophy
  • Moral Psychology
Wally Siewart
  • Director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life — University of Missouri
  • St. Louis

Dissertation (Summer 2011)

“Inter-Sovereign Justice: An Alternate Model of Economic and Political Justics Between Sovereign Nations”

Areas of Study

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Political Philosophy
David Spewak
  • Instructor — Mississippi State University (Philosophy and Religion)

Dissertation (Summer 2013)

“Semantics, Pragmatics, and the Nature of Semantic Theories” (advised by Nathan Salmon)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
Rick Stoody
  • Lecturer- Gonzaga University

Advised by: Co-Chairs: C. Anthony Anderson and John Martin Fischer (UCR)

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • South Hall 5702
Vasilis Tsompanidis
  • Post-Doc — National University of Mexico (UNAM)

Dissertation (Winter 2011)

“Tensed Belief” (Advised by Kevin Falvey)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Mind and Language
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Time
Eric Yang
  • Assistant Professor
  • Santa Clara University (Philosophy)

Dissertation (Spring 2013)

“Objects, Persons, and Animals: A Defense of Animalism” (advised by Anthony Brueckner)

Areas of Study

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
Hui Yuhl Yi
  • Assistant Professor — Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy
  • Korea

Dissertation (Spring 2010)

“On the Parfitian Psychological Approach to Personal Identity” (Advised by Anthony Brueckner)

Areas of Study

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language