Placement

Below is a list of all graduate students who have received a Ph.D. from our program since 1998, together with their current academic position. Please contact the placement director, Dan Korman, with any questions or corrections: dkorman@ucsb.edu. Prospective graduate students may also contact Professor Korman with questions about placement.

 

Jeonggyu Lee (2018)

Tracking Down the Conditions for Singular Thought (Salmon)

Seoul National University, non-TT

 

Michael Augustin (2018)

Self-instantiation in Plato’s Parmenides and Sophist (Tsouna)

Purdue University, non-TT

 

John Caravello (2018)

Open-Mindedness, Empathy, and Virtue in Argumentation (Zimmerman)

CSU Channel Islands, non-TT

 

Keith Hess (2017)

Matter and Form: Towards an Animalist Conception of Personal Identity (Zimmerman)

College of Southern Nevada, TT

 

Carmen Zinn (2016)

Culpability for Moral Ignorance and Reasonable Moral Expectations (Hanser) 

University of West Georgia, non-TT

 

Robert McIntyre (2015)

The Money of Fools: Hobbes on the Mind and Its Relation to Language (Holden) 

American University in Cairo, TT

 

Rick Stoody (2015) 

Defending Frankfurt: Moral Responsibility without Alternative Possibilities (Anderson and Fischer)

Gonzaga University, non-TT

 

Tim Butzer (2015) 

How To Be a Dogmatist (Falvey and Rescorla)

University of Alabama, non-TT

 

Dan Dolson (2015)

On God's Gestures: Miracles, Laws of Nature, and Special Divine Action (Anderson)

Western Michigan University, TT

 

Michael Hannen (2014)

From the Phaedo to the Timaeus: The Continuity of Plato's Metaphysics of Causation (Tsouna)

Clemson University, non-TT

 

Albert Shin (2014) 

Adam Smith on the Nature and Authority of Conscience (Zimmerman)

Pasadena City College, TT

 

Quentin Gee (2013) 

Group Agency, Moral Agency, and Moral Patiency (McMahon)

UCSB, Environmental Studies, non-TT

 

David Spewak (2013)

Semantics, Pragmatics, and the Nature of Semantic Theories (Salmon)

Marion Military Institute, non-TT

 

Alex Bundy (2013) 

The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement with Others (Brueckner)

Opus Logica, Software Developer

 

Justin Clark (2013)

Virtue as Knowledge and Unity in Early Plato (Tsouna)

Hamilton College, TT

 

Eric Yang (2013) 

Objects, Persons, and Animals: A Defense of Animalism (Brueckner)

Santa Clara University, TT

 

Philip Atkins (2013)

A Defense of Millian Descriptivism (Salmon)

Temple University, TT

 

Amir Saemi (2013)  

On the Nature of Practical Reasons (Hanser and Falvey)

Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, tenured 

 

Luke Manning (2012)

Signifying Nothing? How Fiction Represents (Salmon)

Auburn University, non-TT

 

Steven Huizenga (2011)

Responsibility, Luck Egalitarianism and the Egalitarian Aim (McMahon)

Capital University, non-TT

 

Michael Fletcher (2011)  

The Cognitive Significance of Kant's Third Critique (Brueckner)

Coastal Carolina University, non-TT

 

Ian Nance (2011)

Intentional Actions: Explanation and Epistemology (Falvey)

Left the profession

 

Wally Siewert (2011) 

Inter-Sovereign Justice: An Alternate Model of Economic and Political Justice Between Sovereign Nations (McMahon)

Focus St. Louis, Director of Civic Engagement

 

Josh May (2011)

The Possibility of Acting from Duty (Zimmerman)

University of Alabama at Birmingham, tenured

 

Vasileios Tsompanidis (2011) 

Tensed Belief (Falvey)

National University of Mexico, non-TT

 

Benedicte Hagland (2010) 

The Formation and Function of Stoic Conceptions (Tsouna)

Royal College of Psychiatrists, Project Manager

 

Hui Yuhl Yi (2010) 

On the Parfitian Psychological Approach to Personal Identity (Brueckner)

Interdisciplinary School of Green Energy, TT

 

Stephanie Semler (2009) 

A Person as a Lifetime: An Aristotelian Account of Persons (Tsouna)

Northern Virginia Community College, tenured 

 

Derek Boyd (2009)

Practical Rationality and Committed Action (Falvey)

George Mason University, TT 

 

Jon Altschul (2009)

Justification and Entitlement (Falvey)

Taught at Loyola University New Orleans, with tenure

 

Jacob Blair (2009)

Justifying Defensive War against Mitigated Aggression (Hanser)

Cal State East Bay, non-TT

 

Jonathan Way (2008)

Reasons, Rationality and the Wide-Scope Approach to Instrumental Reason (Falvey)

University of Southampton, tenured

 

Arash Naraghi (2008)

Moral Dilemmas in the Context of Virtue Ethics (Hanser)

Current Position: Moravian College, tenured

 

Trang Le (2008) 

A Contextualist Justification of Deliberative Democracy (McMahon)

Left the Profession

 

Joseph Simonian (2007) 

Game Theory and Social Choice: The Expected Utility Hypothesis and Its Applicability to Collective-Decision Making (McMahon)

Natixis, Director of Quantitative Research

 

Heather Salazar (2007) 

Meaning, Reasons, and Endorsement (Hanser)

Western New England University, tenured

 

Sean Choi (2007)

The Libertarian Dilemma, Incompatibilist Transfer Principles, and Agent Causation (Brueckner)

 

Chris Buford (2006)

Parfit’s Thesis and Personal Identity (Brueckner)

University of Akron, tenured

 

David Corner (2006)

Acts of God: An Essay on Miracles (Forgie)

Sacramento State, non-TT

 

John-Michael Kuczynski (2006) 

The Moral Structure of Legal Obligation (Wilkins)

CEO of Freud Institute

 

Dylan Dodd (2006)

Skepticism and the Lottery (Forgie)

University of Portland, non-TT

 

Jesse Steinberg (2006)

Beliefs as Dispositions (Brueckner)

University of Wisconsin Madison, non-TT

 

Fritz Allhoff (2005)

Evolution and Ethics: The Moral Implications of Darwinism (Hanser)

Western Michigan University, tenured

 

Michael Cole (2005) 

Semantics, Pragmatics, and Knowledge Attributions: Trying to Solve the Problem of Skepticism (Brueckner)

Reedley College, TT

 

Anand Vaidya (2005)

The Epistemology of Metaphysical Modality (Falvey)

San Jose State University, tenured

 

Richard Glatz (2005) 

The Abilities We Have, the Choices We Make, and the Stains We Sustain (Brueckner)

Cycorp, Ontologist

 

Dirk Farner (2005)

Epistemology and Ontology in Book V of Plato's Republic (Tsouna)

California State University Los Angeles, non-TT

 

Abrol Fairweather (2005)

The Role Alethic Affectivity in Virtue Based Theories of Knowledge (Brueckner)

San Francisco State University, non-TT

 

Fred Jensen (2003) 

Divine Command Ethics: An Argument in Favor of the Command Over the Will Formulation (McMahon)

Left the Profession

 

Ranjan Kaparti (2003)

Prospects for Hybrid Philosophy of Mind: Combining Externalism with Individualism? (Brueckner)

 

Kenichi Fukui (2002)

Identity and the Failure of Individuation (Salmon)

 

Scott Wilson (2002)

The Moral Status of Animals (Hanser)

Wright State University, tenured

 

David Hershenov (2002) 

A Defense of the Biological Approach to Personal Identity (Salmon)

SUNY Buffalo, tenured

 

Marcello Oreste Fiocco (2002)

Time and Transience of Temporal Reality (Salmon)

UC Irvine, tenured

 

John Birmingham (2001)

The Necessity of Perfection Modal Versions of the Ontological Argument (Salmon)

Cal State Northridge, non-TT

 

John Collins (2000)

Externalism, Inference, and Introspective Knowledge of Comparative Content (Salmon)

East Carolina University, tenured

 

Maria Adamos (2000)

Emotions: An Aristotelian Solution (Dauer)

Georgia Southern University, tenured

 

Dennis Plaisted (2000)

Leibniz on Purely Extrinsic Denominations (Anderson)

University of Tennessee Chattanooga, tenured

 

David Meeler (2002) 

Shared Access and Private Space:  A Legal and Philosophical Analysis of Privacy (Wilkins)

Winthrop University, tenured

 

Michael Gettings (1999) 

The Ontology of Fiction (Anderson)

Hollins University, tenured

 

H. Benjamin Schaeffer (1999) 

Deontologism and Internalism in Epistemology (Brueckner)

Humbolt State Univesity, TT

 

Rebecca Bensen Cain (1999)

Socratic Method and Self-Knowledge in Plato's Early Dialogues (Tsouna)

Oklahoma State University, tenured

 

Edward Feser (1999) 

Russell, Hayek, and the Mind-Body Problem (Anderson)

Pasadena City College, tenured

 

William Larkin (1998)

Externalism, Introspection, and Reliable Self-Knowledge: A Qualified Defense of Inner Sense (Brueckner)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, tenured

 

Douglas W. Portmore (1998)

The Structure of Commonsense Morality: Consequentialist or Non-consequentialist? (Hanser)

Arizona State University, tenured

 

Michael Brady (1998)

Rejecting Internalism (McMahon)

University of Glasgow, tenured

 

Douglas Howie (1998) 

Moral Desert and the Self (McMahon)

North Lake College, tenured

 

Richard Greene (1998)

A Qualified Rejection of the Principle of Epistemic Closure (Brueckner)

Weber State University, tenured