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The Department makes the strongest possible effort to assist its doctoral students in finding suitable employment upon completion of their programs. The broad philosophical background and teaching experience our students acquire prepare them to teach in a wide variety of courses and make them attractive candidates in a tight job market.

 

Name

Dissertation Title

Advisor

Initial Placement

Current Position

2013

Armstrong, Josh

Language Change in Context

Ernie Lepore & Jeff King

University of Pennsylvania (1 y appt.) /

UCLA (TT, 2014)

Beckstead, Nick

On the Overwhelming Importance of Shaping the Far Future

Larry Temkin

Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University  (post-doc)


Demarest, Heather

A Theory of Laws of Nature, Disposition, and Chances

Barry Loewer

University of Oklahoma (TT)

 

Dub, Richard

Delusions, Acceptances, and Cognitive Feelings

Brian McLaughlin

Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva (post-doc)

Greene, Preston

Rationality and Success

Andy Egan

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (TT)

Levinstein, Benjamin

Accuracy as Epistemic Utility

Branden Fitelson

University of Bristol (post-doc)

 

 

Miller, Zachary

Essays on the Semantics of Modality

Anthony Gillies

University of Oklahoma (TT)

 

Morgan, Alex

On the Matter of Memory: Neural Computation and the Mechanisms of Intentional Agency
Frances Egan & Robert Matthews
Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen (post-doc)

Pavese, Carlotta

The Unity and Scope of Knowledge

Jason Stanley

2013: Bersoff Fellowship, NYU
2014: Duke University (TT)

Roeber, Blake

Believing, Knowing, Acting

Ernie Sosa

Notre Dame (TT)

Wang, Jennifer

Modal Primitivism

Dean Zimmerman

University of Georgia (TT)

2012

Winterbottom, Jon

Corrective Justice, Harm, and Reparations for Historical Injustice

Howard McGary

UCSB (1 year visiting professorship)

Benton, Matt

 Knowledge Norms: Assertion, Action, and Belief

Ernest Sosa

Oxford (post-doc)

 

Donaldson, Tom

Papers of Pragmatics

Ernest Lepore

Harvard Society of Fellows (3yr)

 

2011

Shanton, Karen

How many Persons am I? An Empirical Investigation of Personhood + the Unconscious

Alvin Goldman

ACLS Fellow

 

Johnson, Michael

Harlequin Semantics

Ernest Lepore
Barry Loewer

Lingnan University, Hong Kong (Visiting Lecturer)

 

Sullivan, Meghan

The A-Theory: A Theory

Dean Zimmerman

Notre Dame (TT)

 

Lewis, Karen

Understanding Dynamic Discourse

Jeff King

University of Southern California (TT)

 Barnard College (TT)

Greenberg, Gabriel

The Semiotic Spectrum

Jeff King and Jason Stanley

UCLA (TT)

 

Allison Hepola

The Metaphysics of Interpretation

Peter Kivy and Dean Zimmerman

Samford (TT)

 

Jennifer Nado

Intuition and Inquiry

Stephen Stich

Lingnan University, Hong Kong (TT)

 

Swanson, Carrie

Socratic Dialectic and the Resolution of Fallacy in Plato's Euthydemus

Alan Code

Indiana (Post doc)

 University of Iowa (TT)

Williams, Evan

Ethics Under Moral Neutrality

Larry Temkin

Purdue (Visiting Assistant Professor)

 

Anderson, Luvell

Communicating Offense: The Sordid Life of Language Use

Howard McGary

Pennsylvania State (Post doc)

 University of Memphis (TT)

2010

Jackson, Alexander

Evaluating Beliefs

Ernest Sosa

Boise State (TT)

 

Starr, William

Conditionals, Meaning, and Mood

Ernest Lepore & Jason Stanley

Cornell University (TT)

 NYU (Bersoff Fellow)

2009

Oved, Iris

The Mental Coining of Terms

Jason Stanley

University of Arizona (Post-doc, Computer Science)

 

Orozco, Joshua

Knowledge and Intellectual Skill

Ernie Sosa

Whitworth University (TT) 

 

Montemayor, Carlos

The Psychology of Time and its Philosophical Implications

Alvin Goldman

San Francisco State University (TT)

 

Sepielli, Andrew

Along an Imperfectly-Lighted Path: Practical Rationality and Normative Uncertainty

Ruth Chang 

University of Toronto (TT)

 

Wykstra, Stephanie

A Defense of Cartesian Certainty

Ernie Sosa

Stonehill College (TT)

 

Bazargan, Saba

"Individual Responsibility for Collectively Committed Harms."

Jeff McMahan

UCSD (TT)

 

2008

Dean, Walter

What algorithms could not be

Robert Matthews

University of Warwick (TT)

 

Ichikawa, Jonathan

Imagination and Epistemology

Ernest Sosa

Univ of St. Andrews (Post Doc)

University of British Columbia (TT)

Parvin, Doug

Phenomenal Concepts

Brian McLaughlin

Augustana College (TT)

 

Turner, Jason

Ontology, Quantification, and Fundamentality

Ted Sider

Univ of Leeds (TT)

 

Allen, Benjamin

Zeno, Aristotle, The Racetrack and the Archilles: A Historical and Philosophical Investigation

Robert Bolton

Tufts University (Post-doc)

 Haverford College (visiting assistant professor)

2007

Allori, Valia

Fundamental Physical Theories: Mathematical Structures Grounded on a Primitive Ontology

Tim Maudlin

Northern Illinois Univ (TT)

 

Corabi, Joseph

Evolutionary Arguments and the Mind-Body Problem

Brian McLaughlin

St. Joseph's Univ (TT)

 

Cumming, Samuel

Proper Nouns

Ernest Lepore & Jason Stanley

UCLA (TT)

 

Eddon, Maya

Quantity and Quality: Fundamental Properties in Metaphyiscs

Ted Sider & John Hawthorne

Univ of Mass - Amherst (2 yr Post Doc)

University of Massachusetts at Amherst (TT)

Glick, Jeffrey

The Importance of Knowledge Per Se

Peter Klein

Univ of Rochester (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Texas A & M University, Kingsville (TT)

Greaves, Hillary

On the Everettian Epistemic Problem

Frank Arntzenius

Merton College, Oxford Univ (Jr Research Fellow)

Somerville College, Oxford (Permanent Fellow)

Kelly, Daniel

Projectivism Psychologized: A Cognitive and Evolutionary Perspective on Disgust and its Philosophic Implications

Stephen Stich

Univ of Sydney (2 yr Post Doc)

Purdue Univ (TT)

 

Mag Uidhir, Christopher

The Intentional & Essential in Art

Peter Kivy

Cornell Univ (2 yr Post Doc)

University of Houston (TT)

Whitcomb, Dennis

An Epistemic Value Theory

Alvin Goldman

Western Washington Univ (TT)

 

2006

Bartlett, Gary

Taking Phenomenal Internalism Seriously

Brian McLaughlin

Haverford College (Visiting Asst Prof)

Central Washington Univ (TT)

Edwards, Kevin

Referentialism Without Compromise

Jerry Fodor

Univ of Kansas (TT)

Syracuse University (TT)

Meacham, Christopher

Chance and the Dynamics of De Se Beliefs

Frank Arntzenius

Bersoff Fellow - NYU (Post Doc)

Univ of Mass - Amherst (TT)

Molynuex, Bernard

Aspects of Consciousness Explained

Alvin Goldman

UC Davis (TT)

 

Pinillos, Angel

On Referring to the Same Thing

Stephen Neale

Arizona State Univ. (TT)

 

Ross, Jacob

Rational Acceptance

Larry Temkin

Univ. of Southern California (TT)

 

Sennet, Adam

Arguments and Adjuncts

Ernest Lepore & Jason Stanley

UC Davis (TT)

 

Swenson, Adam

Pain and the Nature of Value

Larry Temkin

Cal State Northridge (TT)

 

Weisberg, Jonathan

Credence and Credibility: Taking the Common Sense Approach to Probabilistic Epistomology

Barry Loewer

Univ of Toronto (TT)

 

2005

Batori, Zsolt

Fiction, Imagination, and Cognition

Peter Kivy & Stephen Stich

Univ of Art & Design, Budapest, Hungary (TT)

Budapest Univ of Technology & Economics (Sr Research Fellow)

Keane, Brian

Visual Objects: Philosophical and Cognitive Science Perspectives

Brian McLaughlin

pursuing a 2nd Ph.D. at UCLA in Psychology

 UMDNJ (Instructor of Psychiatry)

Manley, David

Essays on Meaning and the A Priori

John Hawthorne

Univ of Southern California (TT)

University of Michigan (TT)

Sripada, Chandra

Conceptual Foundations for the Psychology and Evolution of Morality

Stephen Stich

Univ of Michigan (TT)

 

Wasserman, Ryan

The Problem of Change

Ted Sider

Western Washington Univ (TT)

 

2004

North, Jill

Time and Probability in an Asymmetric Universe

Barry Loewer

NYU (Post Doc)

Cornell (associate professor)

Phillips, Matthew

Intentional States and Intentional State Ascriptions: An Integrated Linguistic/ Psychological Account

Robert Matthews

CUNY City College Biology (Post Doc)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cellular Electrophysiology,  Neuroscience, Columbia Univ

2003

Buechner, Jeff

A Critical Examination of Hilary Putnam's Refutation of Computational Functionalism

Frances Egan

Rutgers Univ Newark (1 yr Lectureship

Rutgers Univ Newark (Lecturer)

Driscoll, Catherine

Darwinizing Human Nature: Methodological Issues in Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology

Stephen Stich

Dartmouth (1 yr Lecturer)

North Carolina State (TT)

Duncan, Stewart

Hobbes: Metaphysics and Method

Martha Bolton

Univ of Nebraska (1 yr Lecturer)

Univ of Florida, Gainsville (TT)

Schneider, Susan

Meaning and the Computational Mind: the Role of Intentional and Computational States in a Scientific Psychology

Jerry Fodor

Moravian College (TT)

Univ of Pennsylvania (TT)

Valdman, Mikhail

Autonomous Preferences, Autonomous Persons

Larry Temkin

Rutgers Business School (1 yr Post Doc)

Virginia Commonwealth (TT)

Wager, Adam

Perceptual Awareness and Perceptual Knowlege

Brian McLaughlin

Univ of Vermont (TT)

 

2002

Cross, Troy

Fundamental Properties

Brian McLaughlin

Yale Univ (TT)

Reed College (TT)

De Rosa, Raffaella

Innate Ideas and Intentionality: Descartes vs Locke

Martha Bolton

Univ of South Carolina (TT)

Rutgers Univ (Assoc Prof)

Moriarty, Jeffrey

Just Deserts: The Significance of Desert to Distributive Justice

Howard McGary

Cal State, Long Beach (TT)

Bentley University
(TT)

Sarnecki, John

A Theory of Concepts and Concept Acquisition

Brian Loar

Univ of Toledo (TT)

 

Ward, Barry

A Projectivist Theory of Natural Laws and Objective Chances

Tim Maudlin

Univ of Arkansas (TT)

 

2001

Deutsch, Max

The World Knot: The Problem of Consciousness and Revamped Materialism

Colin McGinn

Hong Kong Univ (TT)

 

Ellis, Stephen

Multiple Objectives: Commensurability, Calibration, and Decision

Douglas Husak

Univ of Oklahoma (2 yr)

Univ of Oklahoma (TT)

Haybron, Dan

Happiness and Ethical Inquiry: An Essay in the Psychology of Well-Being

Douglas Husak

Univ of Arizona (1 yr)

St. Louis Univ (TT)

Johnson, Kent

Knowledge of Word-Meaning

Ernest Lepore

UC Irvine (TT)

UC Irvine (Assoc Prof)

Knapp, Christopher

Making Metaethics Matter: Can Moral Semantics Improve Moral Inquiry?

Richard Foley & Ernest Sosa

Binghamton Univ (TT)

Binghamton Univ (Assoc Prof) 

LoLordo, Antonio

Flesh vs. Mind: A Study of the Debate Between Descartes and Gassendi

Martha Bolton

Univ of Virginia (TT)

University of Virginia (Associate Professor)

Moyer, Mark

A Semantic Approach to Material Constitution

Timothy Maudlin

Univ of Vermont (1 yr)

Univ of Vermont (Associate Professor)

McKeen, Catherine

The Best Things: Primary Substances in Aristotle's Ontology

Robert Bolton

SUNY Brockport (TT)

 

Weinberg, Jonathan

Intuitions: An A Posteriori Critique of the A Priori

Peter Klein

Indiana Univ (TT)

Indiana University (Associate Professor)

2000

Beardman, Stephanie

Affective Deliberation: Toward a Humean Account of Practical Reasons

Barry Loewer

Washington Univ (2 yr)

Barnard College (Asst Prof)

Cohen, Jonathan

Color Properties and Color Perception: A Functionalist Account

Brian McLaughlin

Univ of British Columbia (Post Doc)

UC San Diego (Full Prof)

Galgut, Elisa

Poetic Faith and Prosaic Concerns

Peter Kivy

Univ of Capetown, S.A. (TT)

Univ of Capetown, S.A. (Lecturer)

Kutach, Douglass

Entropy and Counterfactual Asymmetry

Tim Maudlin

Texas Tech (1 yr)

Brown University (TT)

Mallon, Ron

Making Up Your Mind: The Social Construction of Human Kinds and its Implications

Stephen Stich

Univ of Utah (1 yr)

Washington University St. Louis (Full Professor and Director of Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program)

Meskin, Aaron

Relevance and the Philosophy of Art

Peter Kivy

Texas Tech (TT)

Univ of Leeds (Lecturer)

Stubblefield, Anna

Anti-black Oppression and the Ethical Significance of African American Identity

Howard McGary

Temple Univ (TT)

Rutgers University - Newark (Associate Professor)

1999

Kingsbury, Justine

Content and Function: A Defense of Millikanian Teleosemantics

Frances Egan

Auckland (3 yr)

Waikato University, NZ
(Lecturer)

Levy, Kenneth

Free Will Hunting

Colin McGinn

Columbia Law School

LSU (TT)

Murphy, Dominic

Madness and Modularity: Theoretical Issues in the Foundations of Psychopathology

Stephen Stich

Washington Univ (Post Doc)

University of Sydney (Professor)

Schaffer, Jonathan

Causation and the Probabilities of Processes: Towards an Account of the Causal Relation

Brian McLaughlin

Univ of Houston (TT)

Rutgers New Brunswick (Professor)

1998

Balog, Katalin

Conceivability Arguments

Brian Loar

Cornell (1 yr)

Rutgers Newark (Associate Professor)

D'Cruz, Mark

Names as Disguised Descriptions

Robert Matthews

Univ of Singapore (TT)

Univ of Singapore (Asst Prof)

Huemer, Michael

A Direct Realist Account of Perceptual Awareness

Peter Klein

Univ of Colorado (TT)

Univ of Colorado (Assoc Prof)

Paul Lodge

Leibniz's Anti-Cartesian Metaphysics of Body: A Study of the Correspondence Between Leibniz and DeVolder

Martha Bolton

Tulane Univ (TT)

Oxford Univ, Mansfield College (Lecturer)

Samuels, Richard

Massively Modular Minds

Stephen Stich

Univ of Penn (TT)

Ohio State (Full Prof)

Sutton, Jonathan

The Bounds of Reference An Enquiry Into the Contingent a Priori and Descriptive Reference

Brian Loar

Rice Univ (1 yr)

Auburn Univ (Asst Prof)

Yoo, Julie

Norms and Laws in a Natural World: A Compatibilist Account of Mental Causation

Robert Matthews

Georgia South (1 yr)

California State, Northridge (Assistant Professor)

1997

Callender, Craig

Explaining Time's Arrow

Robert Weingard

LSE (TT)

UC-San Diego (Full Prof)

Gillett, Carl

Naturalizing Thought

Jerry Fodor

Illinois Wesleyan (TT)

Northern Illinois (Assoc Prof)

Richman, Ken

Nature and Natural Belief in Hume's Theory of the Mind

Martha Bolton

Kalamazoo College (TT)

Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (Assoc Prof)

Taylor, Paul

Reconstruction in Aesthetics: On the Possibility of a Deweyan Aesthetic Theory

Peter Kivy

Univ of Washington (TT)

Temple University (Assoc Prof)

Vitola, Anna

For a Deflationary Conception of Truth

Vann McGee

Rutgers Univ (PTL)

Rutgers Univ (PTL)

Witmer, Gene

Demanding Physicalism

Brian McLaughlin

Univ of Florida - Gainsville (TT)

Univ of Florida - Gainsville (Assoc Prof)

Zhang, Yi

Cofinitary Groups and Almost Disjoint Families

Simon Thomas, Math

Vann McGee, Phil.

Rutgers Univ (Math)

Univ of Michigan Asst Prof (Visiting Asst Prof, Math)

1996

Strevens, Michael

Bigger Than Chaos: The Probabilistic Structure of Complex Systems

Barry Loewer

Iowa State (1 yr)

NYU (Full Prof)

Milne, Andrew

The Alienation of Content: Truth, Rationality and Mind

Jerry Fodor

Cal Tech (1 yr)

Univ of South Carolina (Adj Prof)

1995

Bertolo, Stefano

Lernability Properties of Parametric Models for Natural Language Acquisition

Robert Matthews

MIT (2 yr)

Scientific Project Officer, European Commission, Luxembourg

Margolis, Eric

Concepts and the Innate Mind

Jerry Fodor

Rice Univ (TT)

University of British Colubmia (Prof)

Read, Rupert

Practices Without Foundations? Sceptical Readings of Goodman And Wittgenstein

Barry Loewer

Manchester Metrop (2 yr)

East Anglia, UK (Lecturer)

Laurence, Stephen

Naturalism and Language

Stephen Stich

Manchester

Sheffield (Prof)

Sisko, John

A Study of Aristotle's Account of Nous in the De Anima

Robert Bolton

Temple Univ (1 yr)

College of NJ (Associate Professor)

Tait, Alastair

Mental Causation

Robert Matthews

Returned to Scotland

 

Tigner, Joyce

A Social Conception of Self-Deception

Brian McLaughlin

Rutgers Univ (Adj Prof)

Raritan Comm (Asst Prof)

Warfield, Fritz

Priviledge Access and Externalism

Stephen Stich

U of Notre Dame (TT)

U. of Notre Dame (Assoc Prof)

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