Hope Sample defends dissertation

June 15, 2018
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On June 5th, 2018, Hope Sample successfully defended her dissertation “Change in Kant.” Congrats, Dr. Sample!

The dissertation committee consisted of Lisa Shabel (advisor), Clinton Tolley, Tamar Rudavsky, Lisa Downing, and Julia Jorati. 

Juan Garcia defends dissertation

June 7, 2018
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On June 6th, 2018 Juan Garcia successfully defended his dissertation "Leibniz on Contingency and Freedom: A Molinism Friendly Account.” Congrats, Dr. Garcia!

The dissertation committee consisted of Tamar Rudavsky, Julia Jorati, Lisa Downing, and William Taschek. 

2018 Fink Award

April 23, 2018

This year’s Fink Award for best graduate student paper goes to Giorgio Sbardolini for his paper “Prior and Benacerraf.”  The paper explores the metasemantic implications of Prior’s discussion of intensional paradoxes, implications that are related to the epistemic challenges Benacerraf raise

Bingham Award and Spring Celebration

April 19, 2018

On April 16th, the department gathered to celebrate this year’s winner of the Bingham Award and our graduating seniors. This year's Bingham medal was awarded to Garrett Patterson, who presented his excellent essay "Avoiding a Collective Action Objection to Norm-Expressivism” at the ceremony.

Christa Johnson defends dissertation

March 29, 2018
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On March 26, Christa Johnson successfully defended her dissertation "How to be a Nonconsequentialist: A Defense of Deontological Constraints.” Congrats, Dr. Johnson! 

New List of Graduate Student Publications

February 28, 2018

Our graduate students produce and publish an impressive amount of excellent philosophical material, on topics such as moral spinelessness, fictional realism, vagueness, freedom of the will, second-order logic, the goodness of non-existence, and much more.