Philosophy

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Faculty

Postdocs

Emeritus Faculty

Visiting Faculty

The department hosts frequent visiting scholars and professors from all over the world, and a Distinguished Visitor for one semester every other year.

  • William Bowman

    Corliss Brackett Rm 308
    Office Hours Wednesdays 1-3PM
  • Eric Guindon

    Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
    Corliss Brackett Rm 308
    Office Hours Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30-3:30PM
  • BPautz

    Anna Bjurman Pautz

    Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
    Corliss Brackett Rm 308
    Office Hours Fridays 12-2PM

Affiliated Faculty

Graduate Students

  • Christman

    Mark Christman

    Mark received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester along with a degree in Physics. While he enjoys dabbling in all areas of Philosophy, his primary interests are in Logic, Philosophy of Physics, and playing devil's advocate.

  • Conrad Damstra

    Conrad Damstra

    Conrad received his BA in philosophy from Williams College. He is primarily interested in Kant’s theoretical philosophy but also has interests in early modern philosophy, political philosophy, and German idealism. Outside of philosophy, he enjoys reading (fiction and history) and watching sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Arianna Falbo

    Arianna Falbo

    Arianna grew up in Mississauga, ON. She got her HBA in Philosophy from University of Toronto and her MA in Philosophy from Simon Fraser University.  Her research interests are primarily in epistemology and she has secondary interests in philosophy of language, feminist philosophy, and ethics. She also co-organizes the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter at Brown.

  • Leo Feldblyum

    Leonard Feldblyum

    Leonard received his MA from Georgia State University. His interests include history of philosophy (Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche) and ethics.

  • Meredith Gilman

    Meredith Gilman

  • Gularte

    Louis Gularte

    Louis received his B.A. in psychology and philosophy from Notre Dame and his M.A. in philosophy from NIU. His dissertation is about suffering and whether it (or anything) is bad. He tells people his main interests are in metaethics and philosophy of emotion, but he's also interested in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, Buddhist philosophy, and pretty much everything else. He is also pursuing an M.S. in cognitive neuroscience through Brown's Open Graduate Education (OGE) program.

  • Yongming Han

    Youngming Han

    Yongming's main research interests are in moral philosophy, though he also has research programs on issues at the interface of thought and speech. His primary research program involves advancing a broadly neo-Humean, subjectivist view in moral philosophy.

  • Marc Hewitt

    Marc Hewitt

    Marc is from Vancouver, British Columbia. He received his B.A. in philosophy from UBC in 2015 and his M.A. in theology from Regent College in 2018. His main philosophical interests are in political philosophy, ethics, and epistemology.

  • Emily Hodges

    Emily’s main interests lie in history of philosophy (especially Kant and post-Kantian German philosophy), philosophy of moral psychology, aesthetics, intersubjectivity, action theory, and value theory.  In terms of moral psychology, she is especially interested in moral development -- such as cultivation of respect, virtue, centeredness, and intersubjective attentiveness. In terms of aesthetics, she is currently exploring aesthetic experience, curiosity, and the role of place. She utilizes methods of systematic philosophy, historical interpretation, dialogue, and phenomenology. Her dissertation explores the interplay between individual moral development, community development, and development of socio-political structures in Kant. She also has interests in applied ethics (especially sustainability) and philosophy of psychoanalysis. 

  • Huang

    Ying Huang

    Ying’s main interests lie in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. She is also interested in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, aesthetics and Kant.

  • Laurence Kenny

    Laurence Kenny

    Larry received his B.A. in linguistics from Dartmouth and his M.A. in philosophy from Tufts. His interests are in phenomenology and translation and especially the early translation of Western philosophy into Japanese. He makes a hobby of starting, and sometimes even continuing, to study languages and musical instruments, with a current focus on German and the flute.

  • Rachel Leadon

    Rachel is from Seattle, Washington. She received her BA from Willamette University and her MA in Philosophy from Tufts University. Her main areas of philosophical interests include philosophy of mind, ethics, metaethics, and action theory. She has served as a member of AmeriCorps, working with Adult Basic Education students and Adult ESL students. Rachel spent the last year teaching 7thgraders for an extended-day program in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

  • McGrath

    Sam McGrath

    Originally from Miami Beach, FL, Sam McGrath received his BA from the University of Chicago in 2014 with a thesis focused on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Upon graduating, he moved to rural Japan, where he worked as an English Teacher. In 2016, he completed an MPhil in Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, writing his thesis on Carnap, Quine, and the concept of metalinguistic negotiation. His general philosophical interests thus far have centered on language, metaphysics, and the history of analytic philosophy.

  • Patrick McKee

    Patrick McKee

    Patrick grew up in Maryland, received his A.B. in applied mathematics (focusing on economics) from Harvard College in 2007, and worked in the financial services industry for a decade. He joined the philosophy PhD program at Brown in 2020. His philosophical interests include ethics, metaethics, epistemology and philosophical logic.

  • Messerian

    Haigen Messerian

    Haigen is originally from Southern California, and received his B.A. from UC Berkeley. His philosophical interests are mainly in philosophy of mind, epistemology, and the history of analytic philosophy. He also loves listening to jazz music and playing his banjo.

  • Musker

    Samuel Musker

    Sam is from Johannesburg, South Africa. After beginning his studies in engineering at the University of Cape Town, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania. There he received his BA in 2019 with a major in philosophy and science, and with minors in mathematics and "logic, information, and computation". Before joining the philosophy program, Sam worked at the Boston Consulting Group for a year in Boston. At Brown he is excited to pursue research at the intersection between philosophy and computer science. 

  • Mary Renaud

    Mary received her B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).  Her main areas of interests are in Metaethics and Philosophy of Action, with additional interests in Philosophy of Language, Formal and Informal Logic, and Buddhist Ethics & Metaphysics.

  • Schrepfer

    Matthew Schrepfer

    Matthew grew up in rural Pennsylvania. He received his BA from Fordham University and an MA from Georgia State University, both in philosophy. His interests are in political philosophy and history, especially Hegel and Marx.

  • Taylan Susam

    Taylan Susam

    Taylan is from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He studied music composition the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, and philosophy and political science at the University of Leuven and at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. His current philosophical interests include Kant’s practical philosophy, moral psychology and the self.

  • Tsvetkov

    Anna Tsvetkov

    Anna is from Brooklyn, New York. Her research is primarily in philosophy of mind and metaphysics. Before coming to Brown, she completed her B.A. in Philosophy at SUNY Binghamton.

  • Taojie Wang

    Taojie Wang

    Taojie received a BA in English from University of Liverpool, a BA in philosophy from KU Leuven, and an MA in philosophy from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His philosophical interests are broad. They include philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, philosophy of language, epistemology, Kant, and Wittgenstein. He also has a growing interest in aesthetics and moral psychology.

  • Stavros Orfeas Zormpalas

    Stavros Orfeas Zormpalas

    Orfeas grew up in Athens, Greece and got his BA in philosophy at Dartmouth College. His philosophical interests are still forming, and still very, very broad. They include metaphysics, language, philosophical logic, epistemology, and many questions in metaethics that overlap with any of the above. In his spare time, he likes to be with friends, and to be outside, walking, biking, camping, climbing and sitting around. He also loves music.

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