Graduate Students

Kourosh Alizadeh

B.A., Philosophy, University of Colorado at Denver

Publications/ Presentations: “Physicalism, Qualia Inversion, and Conceivability Arguments”, Consortium Journal (2011)

Research Interests: The study of Kantian and Hegelian metaphysics, as well as Hegelian dialectic, serve as the focal points of my general interest in the history of philosophy. In contemporary philosophy, it is metaphysics and epistemology, especially as related to questions of ontology, that most interest me.

Aaron Briley

M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Rachel Cooper

M.A., Philosophy, San Francisco State University
B.A., Philosophy, San Francisco State University

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Language

Matthew Dean

M.A., Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
B.A., Philosophy and English, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests: Ethics, Metaphysics, Free will, and Well-being.

Michael Duncan

M.A, Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
B.A. Philosophy and Mathematics, University of Washington

John Fensel

M.A., Philosophy, University of Houston
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Metaethics, Practical Reasoning, and Metaphysics

Adam Fox

M.A., Philosophy, Georgia State University
J.D., University of Arizon
B.A., Philosophy, University of Arizona

Research Interests: Political Philosophy and the Philosophy of Law.

Itzel A. Garcia

B.A, Philosophy, UC Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Epistemology, Ethics

Rena B. Goldstein

M.A., Philosophy and Education, California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., Philosophy and Humanities, University of Colorado at Boulder

Publications/  Presentations: Forthcoming book chapter: "The Problems of Contingency In Testimonial Exchanges" (forthcoming in Philosophy and Social Justice in the 21st century (Lexington Books | Rowman & Littlefield).  Northwest Philosophy Conference: "The Problem of Contingency in Testimonial Exchanges," Gonzaga University, Spokane W.A., Oct. 14-15, 2016; Significations Conference: “The Problem of Contingency,” California State University, Los Angeles, California, May 2016

Research Interests: Ethics, Virtue epistemology, Social and Political philosophy, and the Philosophy of education.

Jacob Heim

M.A., Philosophy, Ohio State University
B.A, Philosophy, Souther Virginia University

Research Interests: Metaethics, Ethics, Agency and Practical reason, Political philosophy, Epistemology

Samuel Kelso

B.A., Philosophy, University of Iowa

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Ancient Philosophy

Benjamin Leider

M.A., Humanities, University of Chicago
B.A., Philosophy, Grinnell College

Research Interests: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Metaethics

Steven Norris

M.A, Philosophy, Tufts University
B.A, Philosophy, UCLA

Research Interests: Logic, Social ontology, Promising, History of analytic philosophy

Dylan Popowicz

B.A, Philosophy, Cal State University, Sacramento

Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry, Bioethics, and Philosophy of Science.

Brandon Richardson

B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Chapman University

Research Interests: Epistemology and Political philosophy

Adam Sanders

M.A., Philosophy, UC Irvine
M.A., Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles

Research Interests: Epistemology, Logic, Social Ontology, and Philosophy of Science

Kyle Scott

M.A., Philosophy, Northwestern University
B.A., Philosophy, Tufts University

Research Interests: Moral and Political philosophy and the History of 18th and 19th-century ethics  

Nicholas Smith

M.A. in Philosophy, Ohio University
B.A., Philosophy, Brandeis University

Research Interests: Ethics, Metaethics, Political philosophy

Darby Vickers

M.A., Classics, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Classics, Reed College

Research Interests: Ancient philosophy (especially Plato and Iamblichus), Epistemology, Political philosophy, Philosophy of history and archaeology