Graduate Students

Greyson Abid  (B.A., Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2014) Greyson is primarily interested in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, AI, and race.

Elias Allen  (BA, philosophy and economics, UCLA)

Randall Amano  (A.B., Harvard University) He is writing a dissertation on the role of normativity in Kant’s account of our cognitive capacities. His advisors are Hannah Ginsborg and Daniel Warren. He has interests in many areas of philosophy including the history of modern philosophy, epistemology, self-knowledge, normativity, and perception.

Michael Arsenault  (B.A. Hons. with high distinction, University of Toronto, 2011) My main research interest is in ancient conceptions of sensory phenomena like perception, hallucination, imagination, memory, and dreaming. Much of my work focuses on Aristotle, but I am also interested in other ancient figures like the Presocratics and the Stoics as well as the philosophy of perception more generally.

Scott Blomgren  (B.A. Philosophy, UCLA, 2020) His main interests are in the philosophy of language, epistemology, and philosophical logic.

Mathias Boehm  (M.A. Philosophy, HU Berlin) For the most part, I like to think about philosophy of language but I also like to think about topics in formal epistemology and metaphysics.

Scott Casleton  (B.A., Yale University). Scott is writing a dissertation on freedom of expression, with a focus on problems of regulating online speech. His interests include political philosophy, ethics, and history of philosophy.

Monika Chao  (B.A. University of North Carolina, Asheville, M.A. San Francisco State University) Monika is mainly interested in ethics and political philosophy, especially questions about privacy as they relate to data science. She has also done work in philosophy of language and feminist philosophy.

Luna Cheng  (B.A. Philosophy, CUHK). Luna’s main interests are in philosophy of mind and metaphysics, especially consciousness, perception, and mental causation. She is also interested in feminism, phenomenology, and Buddhist philosophy.

SJ Cowan  My interests are in thinkers like Kant, the German Romantics, and Wittgenstein, as well as in Critical Theory, and Feminist and Black thought. My dissertation project—which draws primarily on Kant, Nietzsche, and Adorno—is on hope’s relationship to aesthetic experience and art.

Katie Coyne  (B.A., Yale 2020, M. Phil, University of Cambridge, 2021). Katie is interested in metaphysics and ethics, with a historical focus. Philosophers she is particularly interested in include Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, and Murdoch.

Hannah DeBrine  (B.S., Mathematics and Philosophy, UW Madison). Hannah is currently interested in social epistemology, epistemic injustice, and philosophy of education. She is also interested in public philosophy, especially philosophy for children.

Micah Dubreuil  (B.A. with high honors, Philosophy, Wesleyan University; M.A. with distinction, Philosophy, San Francisco State University). Micah has many questions about the structure and sources of normativity—primarily in the areas of mind, perception, phenomenology, and aesthetics.

Matthew Duvalier  (B.A. Johns Hopkins) Matthew is a student in the Logic Group. He studies mathematical logic.

James Evershed  (B.A., Philosophy, Politics, & Economics, University of Oxford, 2017; MPhil, Philosophy, University of St Andrews, 2020). I spend much of my time trying to use formal tools to tackle problems in areas of ethics including population ethics, infinite ethics, the ethics of war, animal ethics, effective altruism, equality, and desert. Previously I worked on the philosophy of logic, and I’ve written articles on the normativity of logic and logical pluralism.

Virginia Foggo  (B.A. Philosophy, UCLA). Her main interests are in normative and applied ethics, as well as legal philosophy. Virginia has a particular interest in the ethics of technology.

Tyler Haddow  (B.A., Philosophy, Stanford University, 2014).Tyler thinks mostly about topics that (are usually thought to) belong to moral psychology, the theory of practical reason, philosophy & literature, the history of existentialism, and Wittgenstein.

Russell Helder  (M.A. with distinction, Philosophy, Georgia State University, 2019; B.A. Classics & B.S.A. Chemistry, UT Austin, 2016). His main area of research is ancient Greek philosophy, especially Aristotle’s ethics and psychology. Russ is also interested in eighteenth-century moral philosophy, particularly Hume, Kant, and Adam Smith.

Jes Heppler  (B.A., summa cum laude, SUNY Geneseo) Jes is writing a dissertation on gut feelings and their moral, epistemic, and social value. In general, Jes’ main interests are in embodiment and selfhood, social philosophy, moral psychology, and feminist epistemology.

Anhui Huang  (B.A., Philosophy, Williams College) Anhui has interests in philosophy of language, epistemology, Kant, later Wittgenstein, Davidson and philosophy of film.

Joseph Kassman-Tod  (M.A., Music, University College London, 2012; B.A. & M.A., Philosophy, University College London, 2013)

Elek Lane  (B.A., University of Chicago) Epistemology, language, empiricism, Kant. Language, acrostics, naming, existentialism.

Urte Laukaityte  (B.A. Linguistics, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. Philosophy of Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh) Urte is working within philosophy of psychiatry, although she is also readily excitable about issues in philosophies of mind, psychology, cognitive science, biology as well as the history and philosophy of medicine generally.

Madeleine Levac  (B.A. Hons. with high distinction, University of Toronto). Madeleine’s main interests lie at the intersection of philosophy of language and mind.

Amanda Lopatin  (B.A., Philosophy, Linguistics, Rice University, 2022). Amanda is currently interested in ethics, value, mind, and the intersections thereof.

Jennifer Marsh  (B.A., M.A., University of Pennsylvania) Jennifer is interested in early modern philosophy, particularly Kant’s theoretical philosophy. She is writing her dissertation on the role of concepts in perception for Kant.

Susanna McGrew  (B.A. Philosophy and Economics, Swarthmore College). Her main interests are in ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law.

Russell McIntosh  (B.S. in Mathematics with Highest Distinction, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Russ is interested in ethics, especially animal ethics, and the philosophy of mathematics.

Teague Morris  Teague Morris (B.A. summa cum laude with Highest Honors in Philosophy, Williams College). Teague is interested primarily in the philosophy of mind and epistemology, with particular interests in phenomenology, pragmatism, relativism and skepticism.

Milan Mossé  (B.A.H. Philosophy, B.S. Mathematics; Stanford) Broadly, I’m interested in ethics and points of intersection between philosophy and complexity theory. Recently, I’ve been especially interested in fairness, intention, and causation. If you’re considering grad school in philosophy and would like to talk to someone in the program, please do send me an email!

Christian Nakazawa  (A.B., Dartmouth College) Christian’s primary interests are in moral and political philosophy and philosophy of law, particularly questions relating to the ethics of social status and discrimination.

Sven Neth  (B.A., Freie Universität Berlin, 2016). Hi, I’m interested in philosophy. I mostly work on decision theory and formal epistemology.

Luca Passi  (B.A., summa cum laude, Pavia 2020; MPhil, with distinction, Cambridge 2021). Luca has interests in ethics and philosophy of language.

Emily Perry  (B.A. McGill University) I’m writing a dissertation about Aristotle’s modal metaphysics, a paper about the narrative unity of Wagner’s Ring, and a novel about regret (a subject with which I grow increasingly familiar with every passing year). Don’t hesitate to email me about any of these things.

William Phillips  (M.A. Brandeis) I’m interested in metaphysics, the philosophy of space and time, and the history of early modern philosophy; particularly Spinoza. I’m currently working on a few differect projects. In one, I try to characterize the absolute and eternity in Spinoza. In two others, I discuss relative fundamentality and relative essences. In a fourth, I’m trying to explain Émilie du Châtelet’s unique understanding of spacetime.

Daniel Proske  (B.S., University of Texas).

Patrick Ryan  (Harvard, 2015) Currently, I am working on topics in the philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of science. I also have serious secondary interests in Kant, ancient philosophy, and normative ethics.

Pia Schneider  (B.A., German Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2013; M.A., Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2016). Pia is writing her dissertation on Kant’s conception of space. Some of her other interests are in visual art (especially video), new media, and feminism. This year she is also one of the coordinators of the Townsend New Media Working Group.

Edward Schwartz  (B.A., UC Berkeley, 2017.) Recently he’s been thinking about philosophy of language and ethics.

Coleman Solis  (B.A. Philosophy, Pomona College, 2019; Bioethics Fellow, NIH, 2021). His main interests are in normative and bio-/applied ethics.

Warren Thimothe  (B.A. cum laude in Philosophy, Amherst College, 2018) His main interests are in political philosophy, philosophy of language, and the history of analytic philosophy.

Sarah Vernallis  (B.A., Philosophy, Stanford University, 2019). Her main interests are in philosophy of language, aesthetics, philosophy of science, and epistemology.

Daniel Villalon  (B.A., philosophy and mathematics, Northwestern University, 2017). I am working on topics in the philosophy of logic and related epistemological issues. I also have strong interests in philosophy of language and the history of analytic philosophy.

Aglaia von Götz  (B.A. Philosophy and Mathematics, University of Zurich; BPhil, University of Oxford) Aglaia’s primary interests are metaphysics and philosophy of language.

Alina Wang  (B.A., Philosophy & Psychology, Smith College, 2019). Action, emotion, perception.

Visiting Graduate Students

Michal Masny  (BA, University of Warwick; BPhil, University of Oxford; PhD, Princeton University) My main research area is normative ethics. I am currently working on (i) population ethics and our obligations to future generations, and (ii) a set of issues concerning the nature of well-being, with an emphasis on the significance of temporal and modal features. Beyond that, I’m interested in epistemology and technology ethics.