Philosophy

Ph.D.s Awarded

2021

  • Chad Marxen

    Dissertation Truth-Aimed Epistemology
    Thesis Advisor David Christensen

2020

  • Tobias Fuchs

    Dissertation Well-being, Compassion, and Core-Desire
    Thesis Advisor Nomy Arpaly
  • Samuel Meister

    Dissertation Aristotle's Pure Forms: A Study of Some Chapters in Metaphysics Z-H
    Thesis Advisor Mary Louise Gill
  • Thomas E. Moore

    Dissertation Kant and the Problem of Regulative
    Thesis Advisor Paul Guyer
  • Kirun Sankaran

    Dissertation Essays on Justice and Social Structure
    Thesis Advisor Charles Larmore

2019

  • Harrison Chalmers

    Dissertation Moral Authority, Normative Totality
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier
  • Thomas Fisher

    Dissertation How Much Blameworthiness Do We Share? All of Nothing Principles of Proportionality in Accounts of Individual Blameworthiness for Collective Harms
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Geoffrey Grossman

    Dissertation From Reference to Content: Semantic Intuitions and the Theoretical Basis for Externalism
    Thesis Advisor Richard Kimberly Heck
  • Leo Yan

    Dissertation Making Sense of Seeming Incomparability
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier

2018

  • Zachary Barnett

    Dissertation The Opinions of Others and the Role of Rational Belief
    Thesis Advisor David Christensen
  • Iain Laidley

    Dissertation Forms and Physics in Plato's Timeaus
    Thesis Advisor Mary Louise Gill
  • Brett Topey

    Dissertation Apriority for Empiricists: Making Sense of Truth by Convention
    Thesis Advisor Christopher Hill

2017

  • Han Li

    Dissertation The Demand of Epistemic Rationality: Permissivism and Supererogation
    Thesis Advisor David Christensen
  • Jakob Reckhenrich

    Dissertation Questions of Partiality: What May and Must We Do for Friends and Strangers
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Ho Kin Siu

    Dissertation Intuition and Semantic Explanation
    Thesis Advisor Richard Kimberly Heck
  • Nicholas Smyth

    Dissertation Making Sense of Moral Progress
    Thesis Advisor Bernard Reginster
  • Steven Yamamoto

    Dissertation Perceptual Content and Perceptual Justification
    Thesis Advisor Christopher Hill

2016

  • Phillip Galligan

    Dissertation How to Explain Remarkable Features of Evaluative Epistemology
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier

2015

  • Miquel Miralbes del Pino

    Dissertation Paralysis and Periphrasis: The Multiple Relation Theory of Judgment in Russell and in Modern Theories of Propositional Content
    Thesis Advisor Richard Kimberly Heck
  • Timothy Syme

    Dissertation Everyday Life and the Demands of Justice
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund

2014

  • Nicolas Bommarito

    Dissertation Inner Virtue
    Thesis Advisor Nomy Arpaly
  • Alexandra King

    Dissertation Practical Reason and the Limit of Ability
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier
  • Antonio Ramirez

    Dissertation Righteous Villainy: A Defense of 'Offence'
    Thesis Advisor Felicia Nimue Ackerman
  • Sun Hyung Rhee

    Dissertation Agent Causation and Reduction
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim

2013

  • Derek Bowman

    Dissertation Utopian Models and the Ideal Theory Debate
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Dana Howard

    Dissertation On Behalf of Another
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Paul Klumpe

    Dissertation Addiction and Responsibility
    Thesis Advisor Nomy Arpaly
  • Matthew Konig

    Dissertation Taking Seriously the Metaphysics of Mental Causation: A Nonreductivist Account
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • Eoin Ryan

    Dissertation Unifying the Pluralism of Introspection
    Thesis Advisor Nomy Arpaly
  • Kateryna Samoilova

    Dissertation The Case for Pluralism About Introspection
    Thesis Advisor Joshua Schechter
  • Vladimir Vlaovic

    Dissertation Normative Reality: Heavy-Duty Realism and the Expressivist Challenge
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier

2012

  • Sean Aas

    Dissertation Understanding Global Injustice
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Andrew Rotondo

    Dissertation Standing Your Ground: Epistemic Justification in the Face of Disagreement
    Thesis Advisor David Christensen
  • Jed Silverstein

    Dissertation 'Not the Boss of Me': Reviving the Relationship Between Political and Parental Authority
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Chiwook Won

    Dissertation Reasons, Actions, and Causes
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim

2011

  • Katherine Jarvis

    Dissertation Towards an Anti-Permissive Epistemology
    Thesis Advisor David Christensen
  • Maxwell Pines

    Dissertation Understanding Actions
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier

2010

  • Ali Eslami

    Dissertation The Feeling of Justification: A Phenomenological Amendment to Virtue Epistemology
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Kevin Morris

    Dissertation Physicalism and A Priori Connections, Realization, and Reduction: Two Issues in the Metaphysics of Mind
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim

2009

  • Jason D'Cruz

    Dissertation Imagination and Emotion in Action
    Thesis Advisor Nomy Arpaly
  • Benjamin Jarvis

    Dissertation Teleology and Intentionality: A Challenge to the Deflationary View
    Thesis Advisor Richard Kimberly Heck
  • James Taggart

    Dissertation Humean Theory of Motivation
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier
  • Nick Treanor

    Dissertation The World in Mind
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim

2008

  • Aaron-Dirk Boyden

    Dissertation Reducing Realism
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • Benjamin Fiedor

    Dissertation Doxastic Involuntarism and Epistemic Deontology
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Paul Neufeld

    Dissertation The Fitting and the Virtuous in Stoic Ethics
    Thesis Advisor Victor Caston
  • Rebekah Rice

    Dissertation A Causal Approach to the Nature of Human Action
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • Jerry Steinhofer

    Dissertation Epistemic Desert and the Value of Knowledge
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa

2007

  • Teresa Celada

    Dissertation Procreative Liberty and its Critics
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier
  • Simon Feldman

    Dissertation Reason and the Limits of Morality
    Thesis Advisor James Dreier
  • Christopher Kane

    Dissertation The Naive Counterfactual Analysis of Causation
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim

2006

  • John Turri

    Dissertation Epistemic Reasons
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa

2005

  • Derek Ettinger

    Dissertation Making Sense of Things
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Allan Hazlett

    Dissertation Grice's Razor and Moore's Gambit
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Alyssa Ney

    Dissertation The Metaphysics of Unified Science
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • Lilian O'Brien

    Dissertation A Non-Causalist Theory of Rationalization
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim

2004

  • Michael Pace

    Dissertation Perceptual Consciousness and Epistemic Justification
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa

2003

  • Juan ComesaƱa

    Dissertation The Ways of Reason
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Jordi Fernandez

    Dissertation Externalism and Self-Knowledge
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim

2002

  • John Abruzzese

    Dissertation True and Immutable Natures in Descartes' Ontological Proof
    Thesis Advisor James Van Cleve
  • Robert Howell

    Dissertation Self-Knowledge and Self-Reference
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim and Ernest Sosa
  • Uriah Kriegel

    Dissertation Conscious Content
    Thesis Advisor Jaegwon Kim
  • David Matheson

    Dissertation Understanding, Validation and the Everyday in Epistemology
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Jay Newhard

    Dissertation A Correspondence Theory of Truth
    Thesis Advisor James Van Cleve
  • David Prentiss

    Dissertation Doing What a Good Person Would Do: An Exploration of Pure Virtue Theory
    Thesis Advisor John Ladd
  • Baron Reed

    Dissertation Knowledge, Agency, and Personhood
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa
  • Joseph Shieber

    Dissertation The Reasons Others Give Us: The Norms of Assertion Account of the Epistemic Status of Testimony
    Thesis Advisor Ernest Sosa

2001

  • Patrick Durning

    Dissertation Philosophical Anarchism and the Duty to Obey
    Thesis Advisor David Estlund
  • Douglas Webb

    Dissertation On the Libertarian Approach to Freedom and Responsibility
    Thesis Advisor James Van Cleve