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 competitive job market.

All regular tenure-track positions are noted with a 'TT'
Tenured appointments are noted with a 'T'

Unless otherwise noted, all positions are in Philosophy Departments.

2019

Laura Callahan

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Responsible for What's Rational
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: Notre Dame (TT)

Eddy Chen

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Essays on the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics
Advisor(s): Barry Loewer & David Albert
Initial placement: UCSD (TT)

Nico Kirk-Giannini

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Commitment, Communication, and Content: Toward a Theory of Assertion
Advisor(s): Ernest Lepore & Jeff King
Initial placement: Rutgers-Newark (TT)

2018

Marilie Coetsee

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The Ethics of Disagreement
Advisor(s): Ruth Chang
Initial placement: University of Richmond (TT)

Will Fleisher

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Endorsement & Inquiry
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: Washington University, St. Louis (2 year postdoc)

Pamela Robinson

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Toward an Ultimate Normative Theory
Advisor(s): Andy Egan
Initial placement: University of Massachusetts-Lowell (2 year postdoc)

Peter van Elswyk

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Unqualified Declaratives
Advisor(s): Ernest Lepore & Jeff King
Initial placement: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (TT)

2017

Georgina Gardiner

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In the Pursuit of Understanding
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: Oxford (1 year postdoc); University of Tennessee (TT)

Simon Goldstein

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Informative Dynamic Semantics
Advisor(s): Thony Gillies & Ernest Lepore
Initial placement: Lingnan University (TT)

David Rose

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Promiscuous Teleology and Folk Metaphysics
Advisor(s): Jonathan Schaffer
Initial placement: Washington University, St. Louis (2 year postdoc)
Present position: Florida State (2 year postdoc)

M. Beth Valentine

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Fictitious Consents: What They are and What They Can Do
Advisor(s): Doug Husak
Initial placement: Washington & Lee (1 year)
Present position: University of North Dakota (NTT)

2016

Marcello Antosh

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Understanding Normative Practical Reasons
Advisor(s): Ruth Chang
Initial placement: Purdue University (Visiting Assistant Professorship)

Robert Beddor

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Reduction in Epistemology
Advisor(s): Alvin Goldman & Andy Egan
Initial placement: KU Leuven (in Belgium) (2 year postdoc); President’s Assistant Professorship, National University of Singapore (TT)

Edwin Green Jr.

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Seeing the Structure of Objects
Advisor(s): Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: Bersoff Fellowship at NYU (postdoc, 1 year appt.); MIT (TT)

Michael T. Hicks

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Humeanism after the BSA: A Second Best System
Advisor(s): Barry Loewer
Initial placement: 1.5 year postdoc at Oxford
Present position: 3 year postdoc at Cologne

Stephanie Leary

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On the Grounds of Normativity
Advisor(s): Ruth Chang & Andy Egan
Initial placement: 3 year Visiting Professorship, Indiana-Bloomington
Present position: McGill University (TT)

Una Stojnic

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Context-Sensitivity in a Coherent Discourse
Advisor(s): Ernest Lepore & Jeff King
Initial placement: 2 year Summer postdoc, ANU; Bersoff Fellowship at NYU (postdoc, 1 year appt.); Columbia (TT)

Stephen Woodside

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Liability, Responsibility, and Ineffective Threats
Advisor(s): Doug Husak
Initial placement: Westpoint

2015

Rodrigo Borges

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Knowledge from Knowledge: An Essay on Inferential Knowledge
Advisor(s): Peter Klein
Initial placement: FAPESP, 2-3 year postdoc, University of Campinas, Brazil
Present position: Permanent Lectureship, University of Florida

Timothy Campbell

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Personal Ontology and Bioethics
Advisor(s): Jeff McMahan & Larry Temkin
Initial placement: 2 year postdoc, Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden

Marco Dees

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The Fundamental Structure of the World: Physical Magnitudes, Space and Time, and the Laws of Nature
Advisor(s): Dean Zimmerman
Initial placement: Rutgers University-PTL
Present position: Vassar College (Half-time)

Ronald Planer

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Information in Development and Evolution
Advisor(s): Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: ANU, 1 year postdoc

Christopher Weaver

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Essays on Causation, Explanation, and the Past Hypothesis
Advisor(s): Barry Loewer
Initial placement: Illinois Urbana-Champaign (TT)

Tobias Wilsch

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Laws in Metaphysics
Advisor(s): Jonathan Schaffer
Initial placement: University of Uppsala, 3 year postdoc
Present position: Assistant Professorship at Tübingen (6 year)

2014

Thomas Blanchard

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Causation in a Physical World
Advisor(s): Barry Loewer
Initial placement: UC, Berkeley (postdoc), Illinois-Wesleyan University (TT)
Present position: Illinois-Wesleyan University (TT)

Janelle Derstine

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Backwaters of Ontology
Advisor(s): Dean Zimmerman
Initial placement: Rutgers University-PTL

Ricardo Mena

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Semantic Quietism
Advisor(s): Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: UNAM (TT)

Lisa Miracchi

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Getting Things Done
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa & Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: Bersoff Fellowship at NYU (1 yr. appt.)
Present position: University of Pennsylvania (TT)

Justin Sharber

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The Predictive Focus Account of the Principle of Simplicity
Advisor(s): Branden Fitelson
Initial placement: Rutgers University-PTL
Present position: Software Engineer

Kurt Sylvan

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On the Normativity of Epistemic Rationality
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: University of Southampton, UK (2 year)
Present position: University of Southampton, UK (TT)

2013

Geoffrey Anders

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Cartesian Concepts
Advisor(s): Martha Bolton
Initial placement: Lecturer, Stonehill College
Present position: Executive Director, Leverage Research

Josh Armstrong

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Language Change in Context
Advisor(s): Ernest Lepore & Jeff King
Initial placement: University of Pennsylvania (1 year appt.)
Present position: UCLA (TT)

Nick Beckstead

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On the Overwhelming Importance of Shaping the Far Future
Advisor(s): Larry Temkin
Initial placement: Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University
Present position: Program Officer at Open Philanthropy Project

Heather Demarest

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A Theory of Laws of Nature, Disposition, and Chances
Advisor(s): Barry Loewer
Initial placement: University of Oklahoma (TT)
Present position: UC-Boulder (TT)

S. Kate Devitt

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Homeostatic Epistemology: Reliability, Coherence and Coordination in a Bayesian Virtue Epistemology
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: 1 year lectureship, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Present position: Social & Ethical Robotics Researcher, Defence Science & Technology Group (Australia)

Richard Dub

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Delusions, Acceptances, and Cognitive Feelings
Advisor(s): Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva (postdoc)
Present position: Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva (postdoc- renewed for additional year)

Preston Greene

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Rationality and Success
Advisor(s): Andy Egan
Initial placement: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (TT)

Benjamin Levinstein

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Accuracy as Epistemic Utility
Advisor(s): Branden Fitelson
Initial placement: University of Bristol (post-doc); Future of Humanities Institute, Oxford (2 year postdoc)
Present position: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (TT)

Zachary Miller

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Essays on the Semantics of Modality
Advisor(s): Thony Gillies
Initial placement: University of Oklahoma (TT)
Present position: Software Engineer

Alex Morgan

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On the Matter of Memory: Neural Computation and the Mechanisms of Intentional Agency
Advisor(s): Frances Egan & Robert Matthews
Initial placement: Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of T
Present position: Rice University (TT)

Carlotta Pavese

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The Unity and Scope of Knowledge
Advisor(s): Jason Stanley
Initial placement: 2013: Bersoff Fellowship, NYU,
Present position: Duke University (TT)

Blake Roeber

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Believing, Knowing, Acting
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: Notre Dame (TT)

Jennifer Wang

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Modal Primitivism
Advisor(s): Dean Zimmerman
Initial placement: University of Georgia (TT)
Present position: Simon Fraser University (TT)

2012

Matt Benton

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Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: Oxford (postdoc); Notre Dame, 1 year postdoc
Present position: Seattle Pacific University (TT)

Tom Donaldson

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Papers of Pragmatics
Advisor(s): Ernest Lepore
Initial placement: Harvard Society of Fellows (3 year)
Present position: Simon Fraser University (TT)

Jon Winterbottom

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Corrective Justice, Harm, and Reparations for Historical Injustice
Advisor(s): Howard McGary
Initial placement: UCSB (1 year Visiting Professorship)
Present position: Financial Coordinator, The Institute for Energy Efficiency, UCSB

2011

Luvell Anderson

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Communicating Offense: The Sordid Life of Language Use
Advisor(s): Howard McGary & Ernest Lepore
Initial placement: Pennsylvania State (postdoc)
Present position: Syracuse University (T)

Gabriel Greenberg

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The Semiotic Spectrum
Advisor(s): Jeff King & Jason Stanley
Initial placement: UCLA (TT)

Allison Hepola

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The Metaphysics of Interpretation
Advisor(s): Peter Kivy & Dean Zimmerman
Initial placement: Samford (TT)

Michael Johnson

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Harlequin Semantics
Advisor(s): Ernest Lepore &
Initial placement: Lingnan University, Hong Kong (Visiting Lecturer)

Karen Lewis

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Understanding Dynamic Discourse
Advisor(s): Jeff King
Initial placement: University of Southern California (TT)
Present position: Barnard College (TT)

Jennifer Nado

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Intuition and Inquiry
Advisor(s): Stephen Stich
Initial placement: Lingnan University, Hong Kong (TT)

Karen Shanton

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How many Persons am I? An Empirical Investigation of Personhood + the Unconscious
Advisor(s): Alvin Goldman
Initial placement: ACLS Fellow
Present position: Analyst, American National Government at the Congressional Research Service

Meghan Sullivan

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The A-Theory: A Theory
Advisor(s): Dean Zimmerman
Initial placement: Notre Dame (TT)

Carrie Swanson

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Socratic Dialectic and the Resolution of Fallacy in Plato's Euthydemus
Advisor(s): Alan Code
Initial placement: Indiana (postdoc)
Present position: University of Iowa (T)

Evan Williams

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Ethics Under Moral Neutrality
Advisor(s): Larry Temkin
Initial placement: Purdue (Visiting Assistant Professor)
Present position: University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (TT)

2010

Alexander Jackson

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Evaluating Beliefs
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: Boise State (TT)

William Starr

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Conditionals, Meaning, and Mood
Advisor(s): Ernest Lepore & Jason Stanley
Initial placement: NYU (Bersoff Fellow)
Present position: Cornell University (TT)

2009

Saba Bazargan

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"Individual Responsibility for Collectively Committed Harms."
Advisor(s): Jeff McMahan
Initial placement: UCSD (TT)

Carlos Montemayor

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The Psychology of Time and its Philosophical Implications
Advisor(s): Alvin Goldman
Initial placement: San Francisco State University (TT)

Joshua Orozco

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Knowledge and Intellectual Skill
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: Whitworth University (TT)

Iris Oved

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The Mental Coining of Terms
Advisor(s): Jason Stanley
Initial placement: University of Arizona (postdoc, Computer Science)
Present position: Founder of Paradox Lab:

Andrew Sepielli

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Along an Imperfectly-Lighted Path: Practical Rationality and Normative Uncertainty
Advisor(s): Ruth Chang
Initial placement: University of Toronto (TT)

Stephanie Wykstra

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A Defense of Cartesian Certainty
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: Stonehill College (TT)
Present position: Freelance writer and researcher

2008

Benjamin Allen

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Zeno, Aristotle, The Racetrack and the Archilles: A Historical and Philosophical Investigation
Advisor(s): Robert Bolton
Initial placement: Tufts University (postdoc)
Present position: Haverford College (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Walter Dean

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What Algorithms Could Not Be
Advisor(s): Robert Matthews
Initial placement: University of Warwick (TT)

Jonathan Ichikawa

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Imagination and Epistemology
Advisor(s): Ernest Sosa
Initial placement: University of St. Andrews (postdoc)
Present position: University of British Columbia (TT)

Doug Parvin

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Phenomenal Concepts
Advisor(s): Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: Augustana College (TT)

Jason Turner

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Ontology, Quantification, and Fundamentality
Advisor(s): Ted Sider
Initial placement: University of Leeds (TT)
Present position: University of Arizona (T)

2007

Valia Allori

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Fundamental Physical Theories: Mathematical Structures Grounded on a Primitive Ontology
Advisor(s): Tim Maudlin
Initial placement: Northern Illinois University (TT)

Joseph Corabi

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Evolutionary Arguments and the Mind-Body Problem
Advisor(s): Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: St. Joseph's University (TT)

Samuel Cumming

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Proper Nouns
Advisor(s): Ernest Lepore & Jason Stanley
Initial placement: UCLA (TT)

Maya Eddon

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Quantity and Quality: Fundamental Properties in Metaphysics
Advisor(s): Ted Sider & John Hawthorne
Initial placement: University of Mass -Amherst (2 year postdoc)
Present position: University of Massachusetts at Amherst (TT)

Jeffrey Glick

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The Importance of Knowledge Per Se
Advisor(s): Peter Klein
Initial placement: University of Rochester (Visiting Assistant Professor)
Present position: Texas A & M University, Kingsville (TT)

Hillary Greaves

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On the Everettian Epistemic Problem
Advisor(s): Frank Arntzenius
Initial placement: Merton College, Oxford Univ (Jr Research Fellow)
Present position: Somerville College, Oxford (Permanent Fellow)

Daniel Kelly

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Projectivism Psychologized: A Cognitive and Evolutionary Perspective on Disgust and its Philosophic Implications
Advisor(s): Stephen Stich
Initial placement: University of Sydney (2 year postdoc),
Present position: Associate Professor, Purdue University

Christopher Mag Uidhir

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The Intentional & Essential in Art
Advisor(s): Peter Kivy
Initial placement: Cornell University (2 year postdoc)
Present position: University of Houston (Associate Professor)

Dennis Whitcomb

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An Epistemic Value Theory
Advisor(s): Alvin Goldman
Initial placement: Western Washington University (TT)

2006

Gary Bartlett

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Taking Phenomenal Internalism Seriously
Advisor(s): Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: Haverford College (Visiting Asst Prof)
Present position: Central Washington Univ (TT)

Kevin Edwards

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Referentialism Without Compromise
Advisor(s): Jerry Fodor
Initial placement: Univ of Kansas (TT)
Present position: Syracuse University (TT)

Christopher Meacham

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Chance and the Dynamics of De Se Beliefs
Advisor(s): Frank Arntzenius
Initial placement: Bersoff Fellow - NYU (postdoc)
Present position: University of Mass -Amherst (TT)

Bernard Molynuex

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Aspects of Consciousness Explained
Advisor(s): Alvin Goldman
Initial placement: UC Davis (TT)

Angel Pinillos

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On Referring to the Same Thing
Advisor(s): Stephen Neale
Initial placement: Arizona State University (TT)

Jacob Ross

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Rational Acceptance
Advisor(s): Larry Temkin
Initial placement: University of Southern California (TT)

Adam Sennet

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Arguments and Adjuncts
Advisor(s): Ernest Lepore & Jason Stanley
Initial placement: UC Davis (TT)

Adam Swenson

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Pain and the Nature of Value
Advisor(s): Larry Temkin
Initial placement: Cal State Northridge (TT)

Jonathan Weisberg

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Credence and Credibility: Taking the Common Sense Approach to Probabilistic Epistemology
Advisor(s): Barry Loewer
Initial placement: University of Toronto (TT)

2005

Zsolt Batori

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Fiction, Imagination, and Cognition
Advisor(s): Peter Kivy & Stephen Stich
Initial placement: University of Art & Design, Budapest, Hungary (TT)
Present position: Budapest University of Technology & Economics (Sr Research Fellow)

Brian Keane

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Visual Objects: Philosophical and Cognitive Science Perspectives
Advisor(s): Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: 2nd PhD in Psychology; UMDNJ (Instructor of Psychiatry)
Present position: Instructor of Psychiatry & NRSA Fellow, Rutgers RWJ Medical School

David Manley

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Essays on Meaning and the A Priori
Advisor(s): John Hawthorne
Initial placement: University of Southern California (TT)
Present position: University of Michigan (TT)

Chandra Sripada

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Conceptual Foundations for the Psychology and Evolution of Morality
Advisor(s): Stephen Stich
Initial placement: Resident, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor (TT) Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan

Ryan Wasserman

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The Problem of Change
Advisor(s): Ted Sider
Initial placement: Western Washington University (TT)

2004

Jill North

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Time and Probability in an Asymmetric Universe
Advisor(s): Barry Loewer
Initial placement: NYU (postdoc)
Present position: Associate Professor, Rutgers New Brunswick

Matthew Phillips

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Intentional States and Intentional State Ascriptions: An Integrated Linguistic/ Psychological Account
Advisor(s): Robert Matthews
Initial placement: CUNY City College Biology (postdoc)
Present position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cellular Electrophysiology,

2003

Jeff Buechner

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A Critical Examination of Hilary Putnam's Refutation of Computational Functionalism
Advisor(s): Frances Egan
Initial placement: Rutgers University, Newark (1 year Lectureship)
Present position: Rutgers University, Newark (Lecturer)

Catherine Driscoll

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Darwinizing Human Nature: Methodological Issues in Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology
Advisor(s): Stephen Stich
Initial placement: Dartmouth (1 year Lectureship)
Present position: North Carolina State (TT)

Stewart Duncan

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Hobbes: Metaphysics and Method
Advisor(s): Martha Bolton
Initial placement: University of Nebraska (1 year Lectureship)
Present position: University of Florida, Gainesville (TT)

Susan Schneider

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Meaning and the Computational Mind: the Role of Intentional and Computational States in a Scientific Psychology
Advisor(s): Jerry Fodor
Initial placement: Moravian College (TT)
Present position: University of Connecticut (T)

Mikhail Valdman

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Autonomous Preferences, Autonomous Persons
Advisor(s): Larry Temkin
Initial placement: Rutgers Business School (1 year postdoc)
Present position: Virginia Commonwealth (TT)

Adam Wager

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Perceptual Awareness and Perceptual Knowlege
Advisor(s): Brian McLaughlin
Initial placement: University of Vermont (TT)