Amitai received his bachelor's degree in law and philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He then became a lawyer with a special interest in constitutional law. Before joining Brown, Amitai completed a master's degree in philosophy and decision-making at the Hebrew University. His research interests span from epistemology to political philosophy, and everything in between
Andrea received her B.A in Philosophy and English Literature from New York University. Afterward, she was a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow at Yale University where she performed research in philosophy and cognitive science. Her main areas of interest include philosophy of mind, Ancient Greek philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics.
Caleb holds a B.A. in mathematics and political science with a minor in philosophy from Concordia College (Moorhead) and a Ph.D. in mathematics with a graduate minor in philosophy from Iowa State University. He also spent a year abroad with the NALCAP program, teaching English to elementary school students in Seville, Spain. While his academic interests are logic, computability theory, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind, he also likes going on hikes, playing games, watching movies, traveling, cooking, and sampling beers from around the world.
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.
Leonard received his MA from Georgia State University. His interests include history of philosophy (Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche) and ethics.
Meredith is originally from Exeter, New Hampshire and received their BA from St. Lawrence University. Their areas of philosophical interest include philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and Ancient Greek philosophy.
A Seattle native, Nicolas studied philosophy and history at Western Washington University. After a brief foray into the music business, Nicolas attended NYU Law and worked for a handful of years as an attorney. Immediately before coming to Brown, he completed an MA in philosophy at Brandeis University. His main philosophical interests are ethics, social philosophy, the philosophy of law, and pragmatism. His main personal interests are (primarily) his dog Jasper and (to a lesser extent) books, records, and films.
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.
Yiran received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Although she enjoys almost all areas in analytic philosophy, she has particular interests in moral psychology, philosophy of psychology, epistemology, and philosophy of mind. In her free time, she likes to collect materials to write stand-up comedies. She also enjoys cooking and reading.
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.
Adam was born in Kansas but grew up in Missouri, and got his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He enjoys tabletop games, and spending time with dogs. His main philosophical interests are in political philosophy and ethics.
Frank is interested in the history of German philosophy, philosophy of mind, and social-political philosophy. Before coming to Brown, he received his B.A. in Philosophy and German from McGill in 2022.
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 grew up near Washington, DC. He received an AB in applied mathematics from Harvard College. His research focuses on ethics and the philosophy of mind.
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.
Kim grew up in rural Missouri and received their BA in Philosophy & Religion at Truman State University. Their main areas of interests include epistemology, philosophy of mind, and the metaphysics of self and identity, though they have a growing interest in social philosophy. They enjoy writing poetry and short prose, sewing, and over-analyzing horror movies.
Gabriel is from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He received his BA (First Class Honors) in Philosophy and Psychology from McGill University in 2023. His main philosophical interests are in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. He is also interested in epistemology and philosophy of science, especially the philosophy of Karl Popper.
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 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.
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.
Evelyn received her B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology from College of William and Mary. Her main philosophical interests are ethics, social philosophy, philosophy of law, and moral epistemology. Outside of philosophy, she enjoys reading fiction and traveling with her camera.
Shichen focuses on logic and philosophy of mathematics. Previously, he received his Master in Mathematics and Philosophy (MMathPhil) from the University of Oxford.
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.
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Orfeas grew up in Athens, Greece and received his BA in philosophy from Dartmouth College. His philosophical interests are wide, and include metaethics, epistemology, and philosophical methodology. He is particularly interested in questions that tie the three together, including questions on the methodology and epistemology of ethics, and questions on the analogies and disanalogies between different normative domains (epistemic and practical). He is currently writing a dissertation on the significance of first-order moral evidence for metaethics, and for moral motivation. In his spare time, he likes to climb and enjoys music.