Dissertations in Progress
The department has strengths in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, meta-ethics, normative ethics, bioethics, political philosophy, formal epistemology, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of biology, ancient philosophy, the philosophy of physics, and the history of analytic philosophy. Prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty members in the department to discuss potential areas of research. The following are among the dissertations currently in progress.
- "Counterlegal Dependence and Causation's Arrows: Causal Models and the Semantics of Counterfactuals" — Tyrus Fisher, supervised by Adam Sennet
- "Name and Object: The Semantic Role of Plato's Forms" — Chris Healow, supervised by Jan Szaif
- "The Nature and Ethics of Manipulation" — Timothy Houk, supervised by David Copp
- "Thinking Fregean Thoughts" — Mandana Kamangar, supervised by Robert May
- "Protein Folding, Microprocessors, and the Direction of Science" — Shawn A. Miller, co-supervised by James R. Griesemer and Roberta L. Millstein
- "Belief Revision Beyond AGM" — Ted Shear, supervised by Hanti Lin