Dissertation Students

My PhD students and what has become of them, organized by PhD year…


  • Richard Lawrence (Nominalization, Specification, and Investigation). Berkeley Connect Fellow, UC Berkeley.

  • Justin Vlasits (Platonic Division and the Origins of Aristotelian Logic). Postdoc, University of Tübingen.


  • Ethan Nowak (Two Dogmas about Demonstratives). Two-year teaching position at University College, London.


  • Melissa Fusco (Deontic Modals and the Semantics of Choice). Tenure-track, Columbia University.


  • Arpy Khatchirian (Substantive Truth and Knowledge of Meaning). Lecturer, UC Berkeley.


  • Justin Bledin (Logic Informed). Tenure-track, Johns Hopkins University.

  • Michael Rieppel (Being Something: Prospects for a Property-Based Approach to Predicative Quantification). Tenure-track, Syracuse University.


  • Joseph Barnes (A Platonic Account of Epistemic Value). Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


  • Stanley Chen (Matters of Taste Are Not “Mere Matters of Taste”). Harvard Law School, became a lawyer.

  • Michael Caie (Rationality and Semantic Paradox). Tenured, University of Pittsburgh.


  • Jessica Gelber (Causes and Kinds in Aristotle’s Embryology). Tenure-track, University of Pittsburgh.


  • Fabrizio Cariani (The Semantics of ‘Ought’ and the Unity of Modal Discourse). Tenured, Northwestern University.


  • Kenny Easwaran (The Foundations of Conditional Probability). Tenure-track at USC, now tenured at Texas A&M.

  • Mike Titelbaum (Quitting Certainties: A Doxastic Modeling Framework). Tenured at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • Andreas Anagnostopoulos (Aristotle on Change and Potentiality). Akademischer Rat, LMU Munich.


  • Berislav Marusic (Skepticism Between Absurdity and Idleness). Tenured, Brandeis University.


  • Bence Nanay (How Animals See the World: A Theory of Content for Action-Oriented Perceptual States). Professor of Philosophy and BOF Research Professor, University of Antwerp, and Senior Researc Associate, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge.


  • Johannes Hafner (From Metamathematics to Philosophy: A Critical Assessment of Putnam’s Model-Theoretic Argument). Tenure-track at North Carolina State University.


  • Elizabeth Camp (Saying and Seeing-As: The Linguistic, Cognitive, and Imaginative Uses and Effects of Metaphor). Tenured at Rutgers University (after University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Society of Fellows).

  • Omar Mirza (Naturalism and Darwin’s Doubt: a Study of Plantinga’s Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism). Tenured at St. Cloud State University.