Graduate Placement Record

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.



Dissertation Title


Initial Placement

Current Position


Gardiner, Georgina



Ernie Sosa

Oxford (1 yr. post-doc); University of Tennessee (TT)


Goldstein, Simon


Gillies, Thony & Lepore, Ernie

Lingnan University (TT)


Henzel, M. Beth

Fictious Consents: What They are and What They Can Do

Doug Husak

Washington & Lee (1 year)


Rose, David

Promiscuous Teleology and Folk Metaphysics

Jonathan Schaffer

Washington University, St. Louis (2 year post-doc)



Antosh, Marcello


Understanding Normative Practical Reasons


Ruth Chang

Purdue University (visiting assistant professorship)



Beddor, Robert

Reduction in Epistemology

Alvin Goldman and Andy Egan

KU Leuven (in Belgium) (postdoc, two years); President’s Assistant Professorship, National University of Singapore (TT)


Green Jr., Edwin

Seeing the Structure of Objects

Brian McLaughlin

Bersoff Fellowship at NYU (post-doc, 1 yr. appt.); MIT (TT)




Hicks, Michael T.

Humeanism after the BSA: A Second Best System

Barry Loewer

1.5 yr. post-doc at Oxford


 3-yr postdoc at Cologne

Leary, Stephanie

On the Grounds of Normativity

Ruth Chang and Andy Egan

3 yr. Visiting Professorship, Indiana-Bloomington


Stojnic, Una

Context-Sensitivity in a Coherent Discourse

Ernie Lepore and Jeff King

2 yr. Summer post-doc, ANU; Bersoff Fellowship at NYU (post-doc, 1 yr. appt.); Columbia (TT)


Woodside, Stephen

Liability, Responsibility, and Ineffective Threats

Doug Husak




Borges, Rodrigo

Knowledge from Knowledge: An Essay on Inferential Knowledge

Peter Klein

FAPESP, 2-3 yr. post-doc, University of Campinas, Brazil

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (permanent post)

Campbell, Timothy

Personal Ontology and Bioethics

Jeff McMahan and Larry Temkin

2 yr. post-doc, Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden


Dees, Marco

The Fundamental Structure of the World: Physical Magnitudes, Space and Time, and the Laws of Nature

Dean Zimmerman

Rutgers University-PTL

Vassar College (half-time)

Planer, Ronald

Information in Development and Evolution

Brian McLaughlin

ANU, 1yr post-doc
University of Kentucky (TT)


Weaver, Christopher

Essays on Causation, Explanation, and the Past Hypothesis

Barry Loewer

Illinois Urbana-Champaign (TT)


Wilsch, Tobias

Laws in Metaphysics

Jonathan Schaffer

University of Uppsala, 3 yr post-doc

 Assistant Professorship at Tübingen (6 yr.)


Blanchard, Thomas

Causation in a Physical World

Barry Loewer

UC, Berkeley (post-doc)
Illinois-Wesleyan University (TT)

Illinois-Wesleyan University (TT)

Derstine, Janelle

Backwaters of Ontology

Dean Zimmerman

Rutgers University-PTL


Mena, Ricardo

Semantic Quietism

Brian McLaughlin



Miracchi, Lisa

Getting Things Done

Ernest Sosa/Brian McLaughlin

Bersoff Fellowship at NYU (1 yr. appt.)

University of Pennsylvania (TT)

Sharber, Justin

The Predictive Focus Account of the Principle of Simplicity

Branden Fitelson

Rutgers University-PTL

Project Manager, Epic (Software Development Company)

Sylvan, Kurt

On the Normativity of Epistemic Rationality

Ernest Sosa

University of Southampton, UK (2 yr)

University of Southampton, UK (TT)



Anders, Geoffrey

Cartesian Concepts

Martha Bolton

Lecturer, Stonehill College

Leverage Research

Armstrong, Josh

Language Change in Context

Ernie Lepore & Jeff King

University of Pennsylvania (1 y appt.)


Beckstead, Nick

On the Overwhelming Importance of Shaping the Far Future

Larry Temkin

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

Research Analyst at Open Philanthropy Project

Demarest, Heather

A Theory of Laws of Nature, Disposition, and Chances

Barry Loewer

University of Oklahoma (TT)

 UC-Boulder (TT)

Devitt, S. Kate

Homeostatic Epistemology: Reliability, Coherence and Coordination in a Bayesian Virtue Epistemology

Ernie Sosa

1 year lectureship, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Associate Lecturer and Academic Skills Adviser, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Dub, Richard

Delusions, Acceptances, and Cognitive Feelings

Brian McLaughlin

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

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


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); Future of Humanities Institute, Oxford (2yr. post-doc)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (TT)

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)

Rice University (TT)

Pavese, Carlotta

The Unity and Scope of Knowledge

Jason Stanley

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

Duke University (TT)

Roeber, Blake

Believing, Knowing, Acting

Ernie Sosa

Notre Dame (TT)


Wang, Jennifer

Modal Primitivism

Dean Zimmerman

University of Georgia (TT)

Simon Fraser University (TT)


Benton, Matt

 Knowledge Norms: Assertion, Action, and Belief

Ernest Sosa

Oxford (post-doc); Notre Dame, 1 yr. post-doc

Seattle Pacific University (TT)

Donaldson, Tom

Papers of Pragmatics

Ernest Lepore

Harvard Society of Fellows (3yr)

Simon Fraser University (TT)

Winterbottom, Jon

Corrective Justice, Harm, and Reparations for Historical Injustice

Howard McGary

UCSB (1 year visiting professorship)

Financial Coordinator, The Institute for Energy Efficiency, UCSB


Anderson, Luvell

Communicating Offense: The Sordid Life of Language Use

Howard McGary & Ernest Leore

Pennsylvania State (Post doc)

University of Memphis (TT)

Greenberg, Gabriel

The Semiotic Spectrum

Jeff King and Jason Stanley



Hepola, Allison

The Metaphysics of Interpretation

Peter Kivy and Dean Zimmerman

Samford (TT)


Johnson, Michael

Harlequin Semantics

Ernest Lepore &
Barry Loewer

Lingnan University, Hong Kong (Visiting Lecturer)



Lewis, Karen

Understanding Dynamic Discourse

Jeff King

University of Southern California (TT)

Barnard College (TT)

Nado, Jennifer

Intuition and Inquiry

Stephen Stich

Lingnan University, Hong Kong (TT)


Shanton, Karen

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

Alvin Goldman

ACLS Fellow


Sullivan, Meghan

The A-Theory: A Theory

Dean Zimmerman

Notre Dame (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)

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (TT)


Jackson, Alexander

Evaluating Beliefs

Ernest Sosa

Boise State (TT)


Starr, William

Conditionals, Meaning, and Mood

Ernest Lepore & Jason Stanley

NYU (Bersoff Fellow)

Cornell University (TT)


Oved, Iris

The Mental Coining of Terms

Jason Stanley

University of Arizona (Post-doc, Computer Science)

Visiting Researcher at University of California, Berkeley

Wykstra, Stephanie

A Defense of Cartesian Certainty

Ernie Sosa

Stonehill College (TT)

Innovations for Poverty Action

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)


Bazargan, Saba

"Individual Responsibility for Collectively Committed Harms."

Jeff McMahan




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)

Associate Professor, Saint Louis University (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)


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



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)

Associate Professor, Purdue University

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)

Mag Uidhir, Christopher

The Intentional & Essential in Art

Peter Kivy

Cornell Univ (2 yr Post Doc)

University of Houston (Associate Professor)

Whitcomb, Dennis

An Epistemic Value Theory

Alvin Goldman

Western Washington Univ (TT)



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)



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

2nd PhD in Psychology;
UMDNJ (Instructor of Psychiatry)

Instructor of Psychiatry & NRSA Fellow, Rutgers RWJ Medical School

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

Resident, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor (TT) Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan

Wasserman, Ryan

The Problem of Change

Ted Sider

Western Washington Univ (TT)



North, Jill

Time and Probability in an Asymmetric Universe

Barry Loewer

NYU (Post Doc)

Associate Professor Rutgers New Brunswick

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


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)



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

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)



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, Antonia

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)


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)


Kingsbury, Justine

Content and Function: A Defense of Millikanian Teleosemantics

Frances Egan

Auckland (3 yr)

Waikato University, NZ

Levy, Kenneth

Free Will Hunting

Colin McGinn

Columbia Law School


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)


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 (Associate Professor)


Callender, Craig

Explaining Time's Arrow

Robert Weingard


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)


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)


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 Columbia (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


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)