Graduate Students

Kourosh Alizadeh

AlizadehDegrees:
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

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

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

Michael Duncan

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

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 Arizon
B.A., Philosophy, University of Arizona

Research Interests: Political Philosophy and the Philosophy of Law.

Itzel A. Garcia

GarciaDegrees:
B.A, Philosophy, UC Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Epistemology, Ethics

Rena B. Goldstein

GoldsteinDegrees:
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

HeimDegrees:
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

KelsoDegrees:
B.A., Philosophy, University of Iowa

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Ancient Philosophy

Benjamin Leider

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

Research Interests: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Metaethics

Steven Norris

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

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

Dylan Popowicz

PopowiczDegrees:
B.A, Philosophy, Cal State University, Sacramento

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

Brandon Richardson

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

Research Interests: Epistemology and Political philosophy

Adam Sanders

SandersDegrees:
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

ScottDegrees:
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

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

Research Interests: Ethics, Metaethics, Political philosophy

Darby Vickers

VickersDegrees:
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