Graduate Students

Sayid Bnefsi

BnefsiDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Northern Illinois University, Illinois
B.A., Philosophy, Berea College, Kentucky

Research Interests: The morality of risk, the normativity of personal identity, and the ethics of belief.

Joshua Chang

ChangDegrees:
M.Div., Yale University, Connecticut
B.A., Classical Studies and Philosophy, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Asian Philosophy, Ethics, Meaning of Life, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy.

Stuart Chapin

ChapinDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, San Francisco State University
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

http://Stuchapin.net

Research Interests: Kantian Ethics, Metaethics, Philosophy of Action, Practical Reasoning.

Rachel Cooper

CooperDegrees:
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

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

Research Interests: Ethical Theory, Well-Being, and Early Modern Philosophy.

Josh Dolin

DolinDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University
B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Northridge

Research Interests: Epistemology (especially virtue, vice, and applied) and Moral Philosophy (especially virtue theory and love).

Louis Doulas

DoulasDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Brandeis University, Massachusetts
B.F.A., Studio Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

http://www.louisdoulas.info

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Taylor Dunn

DunnDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., Philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri

Research Interests: The intersection of epistemology and the philosophy of logic (particularly relating to normativity, pluralism, and non-classical systems), metaphysics, and philosophy of language.

John Fensel

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

Research Interests: Metaethics, Practical Reasoning, and Metaphysics.

Adam Fox

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

Research Interests: Political Philosophy and the Philosophy of Law.

I. Aurora Garcia

GarciaDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
B.A, Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Epistemology, Ethics.

Rena B. Goldstein

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

https://renag7.wixsite.com/renabgoldstein

Research Interests: Philosophy of Education, Virtue Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy.

Brett Goss

GossDegrees:
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: Medieval and Early Modern.

Jacob Heim

HeimDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Ohio State University
B.A, Philosophy, Southern Virginia University

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

Samuel Kelso

KelsoDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Philosophy, University of Iowa

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Ancient Philosophy.

Andre LeBrun

LeBrunDegrees:
B.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Epistemology, Perception, Philosophy of Mind, Early Modern Philosophy, Kant, Wittgenstein.

Benjamin Leider

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

Research Interests: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Metaethics.

Edward Mark

MarkDegrees:
M.A.,Philosophy, Boston College, Massachusetts
B.A., Philosophy, B.S. Psychology, De Paul Univeristy, Illinois

Garrett Ming

MingDegrees:
B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Bakersfield

Research Interests: Epistemology.

Natalia Nealon

NealonDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, San Francisco State University
B.A., Philosophy and Religion, San Francisco State University

Research Interests: Virtue Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, and Ethics.

Steven Norris

NorrisDegrees:
M.A, Philosophy, Tufts University
B.A, Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests: Logic, Social Ontology, Promising, History of Analytic Philosophy.

Anna Pederneschi

PederneschiDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University Of Pavia
B.A., Philosophy, University Of Pavia

Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Feminism, Wittgenstein.

Oscar Piedrahita Rivera

Piedrahita RiveraDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
B.A., Philosophy, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Language, Metaphilosophy.

Michelle Pitassi

PitassiDegrees:
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests: Philosophy of Law, Bioethics, Feminism, Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy.

Tanuj Raut

RautDegrees:
B.A., Philosophy and English Literature, University Of Edinburgh

Research Interests: Epistemology, Meta-epistemology, Ethics, History of Analytic Philosophy, Marxist and Feminist Philosophy, and Conceptual Engineering.

Brandon Richardson

RichardsonDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Chapman University

Research Interests: Epistemology and Political philosophy.

Isaac Saldivar

SaldivarDegrees:
M.D., University of California, Irvine
B.A., Biology, Gonzaga University

Research Interests: Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Bioethics; Existentialism; Metaphysics; History of Philosophy

Nicholas Smith

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

Research Interests: Ethics, Metaethics, Political philosophy

Evan Sommers

SommersDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of Chicago, Illinois
B.A., Writing, Ithaca College, New York

Research Interests: Epistemology, Vision Science and Visual Perception, Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Psychology, Kant, Wittgenstein.

Darby Vickers

VickersDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
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.

Bin Zhao

ZhaoDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Northern Illinois University, Illinois
M.A., Philosophy, Shandong University, People's Republic of China
B.S., Chemistry, Wuhan University, People's Republic of China

Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind.

Tiffany Zhu

ZhuDegrees:
M.A., Philosophy, Georgia State University
B.A., Communication Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Art.

Joost Ziff

ZiffDegrees:
M.Phil., Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
M.A., Philosophy, University of Leiden, Netherlands
B.A., Philosophy, Haverford College, Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Disjunctivism.