Placement

Placement Record

This is the most recent data we have on our graduates. Where no affiliation is listed, the individual has either left academia or failed to provide us with information about their situation.

Robert McIntyre

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Current Affiliation

Post-Doc - The American University in Cairo

Dissertation (Fall 2015)

The Money of Fools: Hobbes on the Mind and its Relation to Language (Advised by Thomas Holden)

Areas of Study

  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language/Science

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Tim Butzer

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Current Affiliation

Instructor - University of Alabama (Advised by: Co-Chairs: Kevin Falvey and Michael Rescorla)

Dissertation (Summer 2015)

How to be a Dogmatist

Areas of Study

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology

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Rick Stoody

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Current Affiliation

Instructor - Gonzaga University

Dissertation (Summer 2015)

Defending Frankfurt: Moral Responsibility without Alternative Possibilities (Advised by: Co-Chairs: C. Anthony Anderson and John Martin Fischer (UCR))

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics

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Dan Dolson

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Current Affiliation

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” (Advised by: C. Anthony Anderson)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language/Science
  • Hume
  • Philosophical Logic

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Michael Hannen

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Current Affiliation

Lecturer — Clemson University (Advised by: Voula Tsouna)

Areas of Study

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Meta-Ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology

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Albert Shin

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Current Affiliation

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

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Quentin Gee

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Current Affiliation

Lecturer in Philosophy and Environmental Studies

Dissertation (Fall 2013)

“Group Agency, Moral Agency, and Moral Patiency” (advised byChristopher McMahon)

Areas of Study

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Environmental Studies (energy, critical & quantitative thinking, climate change)

Contact

  • qgee@es.ucsb.edu
  • Office Hours (Spring 2015): Wednesdays 10 AM–12 PM in Bren Hall, Room 4005


David Spewak

Current Affiliation

 Instructor - Philosophy, Marion Military Institute

Dissertation (Summer 2013)

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

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics

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Justin Clark

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Current Affiliation

Lecturer- Utah State University,  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

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Alex Bundy

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Current Affiliation

Technologist — Opus Logica

Dissertation (Summer 2013)

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

Areas of Study

  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics

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Eric Yang

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Current Affiliation

Assistant Professor, Philosophy: Santa Clara University

Dissertation (Spring 2013)

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

Areas of Study

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology


Philip Atkins

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Current Affiliation

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


Amir Saemi

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Current Affiliation

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

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Luke Manning

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Current Affiliation

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

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Steven Huizenga

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Current Affiliation

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


Wally Siewert

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Current Affiliation

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” (Advised by: Christopher McMahon)

Areas of Study

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Political Philosophy

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Ian Nance

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Dissertation (Summer 2011)

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

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Ethics
  • Epistemology

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Michael Fletcher

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Current Affiliation

Lecturer — Central Washington University

Dissertation (Summer 2011)

“The Cognitive Significance of Kant’s third Critique” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner )

Areas of Study

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

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Josh May

Current Affiliation

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

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Vasilis Tsompanidis

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Current Affiliation

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

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Benedicte Hagland

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Dissertation (Summer 2010)

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

Areas of Study

  • Ancient Philosophy


Hui Yuhl Yi

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Current Affiliation

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

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Stephanie Maree Semler

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Northern Virginia Community College

Dissertation (Summer 2009)

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

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Derek William Boyd

Current Affiliation

Assistant Professor — George Mason University

Dissertation (Summer 2009)

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


Jacob Blair

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Current Affiliation

California State University East Bay - Lecturer

Dissertation (Spring 2009)

“Justifying Defensive War against Mitigated Aggression” (Advised by: Matthew Hanser )

Areas of Study

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Applied Ethics

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Jonathan Way

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Current Affiliation

Lecturer — University of Southampton

Dissertation (Fall 2008)

“Reasons, Rationality and the Wide-Scope Approach to Instrumental Reason” (Advised by: Kevin Falvey)

Areas of Study

  • Ethics
  • Practical Reason
  • Action Theory

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Arash Naraghi

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Moravian College

Dissertation (Summer 2008)

“Moral Dilemmas in the Context of Virture Ethics” (Advised by: Matthew Hanser)

Areas of Study

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Rights
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Islamic Philosophy

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Trang D. Le

Dissertation (Spring 2008)

“A Contexualist Justification of Deliberative Democracy” (Advised by: Christopher McMahon)


Joseph Sooren Simonian

Dissertation (Summer 2007)

“Game Theory and Social Choice: The Expected Utility of Hypothesis and Its Applicability to Collective-Decision Making” (Advised by: Christopher McMahon)


Sean Choi

Dissertation (Spring 2007)

“The Libertarian Dilemma, Incompatibilist Transfer Principles, and Agent Causation” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner)

Areas of Study

  • Free Will
  • Skepticism
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Religion

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Heather Salazar

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Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Western New England University

Dissertation (Spring 2007)

“Meaning, Reasons, and Endorsement” (Advised by: Matthew Hanser)

Areas of Study

  • Meta-ethics
  • Normative Ethics
  • Businees Ethics
  • Philosophy of Language, Law & Mind

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Chris Buford

Current Affiliation

Lecturer — University of Akron

Dissertation (Fall 2006)

“Parfit’s Thesis and Personal Identity” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner)

Areas of Study

  • Metaphysics
  • Personal Identity
  • Philosophy of Mind

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John-Michael Kuczynski

Current Affiliation

Assistant Professor — Virginia Commonwealth University

Dissertation (Summer 2006)

“The Moral Structure of Legal Obligation” (Advised by: Burleigh Wilkins)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • History of Philosophy
  • Ethics

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Jesse Steinberg

Current Affiliation

Faculty Associate — University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dissertation (Summer 2006)

“Beliefs as Dispositions” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Religion

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Dylan Dodd

Current Affiliation

Assistant Professor — Pacific University Oregon

Dissertation (Summer 2006)

“Skepticism and the Lottery” (Advised by: William Forgie)

Areas of Study

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language, Mind, Religion

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David Ray Corner

Current Affiliation

Lecturer — California State University, Sacremento

Dissertation (Summer 2006)

“Acts of God: An Essay on Miracles” (Advised by: William Forgie)


Michael Edmond Cole

Current Affiliation

Assistant Professor — Reedley College

Dissertation (Fall 2005)

“Semantics, Pragmatics, and Knowledge Attributions: Trying to Solve the Problem of Skepticism” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner)

Areas of Study

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind

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Francis Henry Allhoff

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Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Western Michigan University

Dissertation (Fall 2005)

“Evolution and Ethics: The Moral Implications of Darwinism” (Advised by: Matthew Hanser)

Areas of Study

  • Ethical Theory
  • Applied Ethics
  • Philosophy of Biology

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Richard Glatz

Current Affiliation

Part-time Professor — Western Michigan University

Dissertation (Summer 2005)

“The Abilities We Have, the Choices We Make, and the Stains We Sustain” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner)

Areas of Study

  • Epistemology
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Logic
  • Metaphysics

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Anand J. Vaidya

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — San Jose State University

Dissertation (Summer 2005)

“The Epistemology of Metaphysical Modality” (Advised by: Kevin Falvey)

Areas of Study

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology

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Dirk Farner

Current Affiliation

Lecturer — California State University, Los Angeles

Dissertation (Spring 2005)

“Epistemology and Ontology in Book V of Plato’s Republic” (Advised by: Voula Tsouna)

Areas of Study

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy

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Abrol Orion Fairweather

Current Affiliation

Part-time Professor — University of San Francisco

Dissertation (Winter 2005)

“The Role Alethic Affectivity in Virtue Based Theories of Knowledge” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner)


Ranjan Kaparti

Dissertation (Spring 2003)

“Prospects for Hybrid Philosophy of Mind: Combining Externalism with Individualism” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner)


Fred Richard Jensen

Dissertation

Spring 2003: “Divine Command Ethics: An Argument in Favor of the Command Over the Will Formulation” (Advised by: Christopher McMahon)


Kenichi Fukui

Dissertation (Fall 2002)

“Identity and the Failure of Individuation” (Advised by: Nathan Salmon)


David Beryl Hershenov

Current Affiliation

Professor — University of Buffalo

Dissertation (Summer 2002)

“A Defense of the Biological Approach to Personal Identity” (Advised by: Nathan Salmon)


Scott D. Wilson

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Wright State University

Dissertation (Summer 2002)

“The Moral Status of Animals” (Advised by: Matthew Hanser)


Marcello Oreste Fiocco

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — University of California, Irvine

Dissertation (Spring 2002)

“Time and Transience of Temporal Reality” (Advised by: Nathan Salmon)


John Thomas Birmingham II

Current Affiliation

Part-time Professor — California State University, Northridge

Dissertation (Fall 2001)

“The Necessity of Perfection Modal Versions of the Ontological Argument” (Advised by: Nathan Salmon)


Maria Magoula Adamos

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Georgia Southern University

Dissertation (Summer 2000)

“Emotions: An Aristotelian Solution” (Advised by: William Dauer)


John Michael Collins

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — East Carolina University

Dissertation (Summer 2000)

“Externalism, Inference & Introspective Knowledge of Comparative Content” (Advised by: Nathan Salmon)


Dennis Paul Plaisted

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Universitiy of Tennessee Chattanooga

Dissertation (Summer 2000)

“Leibniz on Purely Extrinsic Denominations” (Advised by: C. Anthony Anderson)


David Watkins Meeler

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Winthrop University

Dissertation (Spring 2000)

“Shared Access and Private Space: A Legal and Philosophical Analysis of Privacy” (Advised by: Burleigh Wilkins)


Michael Edward Gettings

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Hollins University

Dissertation (Summer 1999)

“The Ontology of Fiction” (Advised by: C. Anthony Anderson)


Rebecca Adele Bensen

Current Affiliation

Assistant Professor — Oklahoma State University

Dissertation (Spring 1999)

“Socratic Method and Self-Knowledge in Plato’s Early Dialogues” (Advised by: Voula Tsouna)


Howard Benjamin Schaeffer Jr.

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Humboldt State University

Dissertation (Spring 1999)

“Deontologism & Internalism in Epistemology” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner)


Edward Charles Feser

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Pasadena City College

Dissertation (Spring 1999)

“Russell, Hayek and the Mind-Body Problem” (Advised by: C. Anthony Anderson)


William Shelley Larkin III

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Dissertation (Fall 1998)

“Externalism, Introspection and Reliable Self-Knowledge: A Qualified Defense of Inner Sense” (Advised by: Anthony Brueckner)


Michael Sean Brady

Current Affiliation

Senior Lecturer — University of Glasgow

Dissertation (Summer 1998)

“Rejecting Internalism” (Advised by: Christopher McMahon)


Douglas William Portmore

Current Affiliation

Associate Professor — Arizona State Univeristy

Dissertation (Summer 1998)

“The Structure of Common Sense Morality: Consequentialist or Non-Consequentialist” (Advised by: Matthew Hanser)


Richard Greene

Current Affiliation

Professor — Weber State University

Dissertation (Spring 1998)

“A Qualified Rejection of the Principle of Epistemic Closure” (Advised by Anthony Brueckner)