The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Year Name Title Chair
2021 Liu, Haoying Moving Forward on the Problem of Consciousness Levine
2021 Dixon, Jonathan Defending Philosophical Knowledge Kornblith
2020 Cox, Donovan Socratic Piety, Reciprocity, and the Last Elenchos of Plato's Euthyphro de Harven
2020 Wilson, Andrea Autonomy, Oppression, and Respect Kornblith
2020 Chen, Lu Continua Bricker
2019 Gibbs, Cameron A Defense of Hume’s Dictum Bricker
2019 Robison, John The Epistemic Dimensions of Moral Responsibility and Respect Kornblith
2019 Webster, Hayley Self-Knowledge, Choice-Blindness, and Confabulation Kornblith
2018 Kroll, Jordan Exploring the Easy Road to Nominalism Bricker
2018 Gruber, Robert The Mismatch Problem For Act Consequentialism Feldman
2018 Liu, Pengbo The First Person Perspective: Language, Thought, and Action Levine
2018 Fitts, Jesse Meaning and Modality Bricker
2018 Ferrier, Edward Quantification and Paradox Klement
2018 Robison, Rachel The Philosophical Value of Reflective Endorsement Kornblith
2017 Peterson, Bridgette Applications and Extensions of Counterpart Theory Eddon
2017 Rosen, Jonathan Me, Myself, and I: Reflections of Self-Consciousness and Authority Kornblith
2017 Cassell, Lisa Norms for Bayesians Meacham
2017 Tucker, Miles The Concept of Intrinsic Goodness:  Essays in Moorean Moral Philosophy Feldman
2016 Binkoski, Jim Physical Geometry Skow
2016 DiPaolo, Joshua Fallibility and Normativity Kornblith
2016 Gifford, Matthew Structuring Thought: Concepts, Computational Syntax, and Cognitive Explanation Antony
2016 Moulton, Josh A Path to Supersubstantivalism Bricker
2016 Oliveira, Luis Agency and Reasons in Epistemology Kornblith
2016 Rancourt, Benjamin Understanding and Its Role in Inquiry Kornblith
2015 Olsen, Kristian Variations on Some Rossian Themes Feldman
2014 van der Gaast, Brandt A Defense of Russellian Descriptivism Schaffer
2014 Buetow, Heidi Disagreement and the Semantics of Predicates of Personal Taste Bricker
2013 Hill, Scott Synthetic Reductionism in Moral Philosophy Feldman
2013 Friesen, Lowell The Structure of Consciousness Levine
2013 Knight, Casey On the Plausibility of Moral Error Theories Feldman
2012 Cushing, Jeremy Self-Knowledge in a Natural World Kornblith
2012 Krakauer, Barak Counterpossibles Bricker
2011 Cowling, Sam Identity and the Limits of Possibility Bricker
2011 Bhattacharjee, Indrani Pyrrhonian and Naturalistic Themes in the Final Writings of Wittgenstein Kornblith
2010 Ahlstrom, Kristoffer On Epistemic Agency Kornblith
2010 Dunn, Jeffrey Bayesian Epistemology and Having Evidence Kornblith
2010 Kim, Namjoong Sleeping Beauty and de Nunc Updating Bricker
2010 Kosciuk, Christopher Human Freedom in a World Full of Providence: An Ockhamist-Molinist Account of the Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Creaturely Free Will Baker
2010 Platt, Andrew The Rise of Cartesian Occasionalism O'Neill
2009 Bohn, Einar Composition as Identity Schaffer
2009 Doviak, Dan Being Good, Doing Right, Faring Well Feldman
2009 Klocksiem, Justin On the Measurability of Pleasure and Pain Feldman
2009 Masto, Meghan Knowledge, Answers & Questions Kornblith
2009 Michaelian, Kirk On Memory and Testimony Kornblith
2009 Rubin, Michael Synthetic Ethical Naturalism Feldman
2009 Sarch, Alexander On The Objectivity of Welfare Feldman
2009 Trogdon, Kelly Phenomenal Acquaintance Levine
2008 Abrams, Edward 'Can' and Consequentialism: An Account of Options Bricker
2008 Leibowitz, Uri A Defense of a Particularist Research Program Matthews
2008 Torre, Stephan A Tenseless Account of Tensed Sentences and Tensed Beliefs Bricker
2007 Hine, Kristen Emotional Rationality and the Fear of Death Feldman
2007 Raibley, Jason Achievement, Enjoyment, and the Things We Care About: A Theory of Personal Well-Being Feldman
2006 Bell, Tom Vagueness Bricker
2006 Lascano, Marcy Locke and Leibniz on the Ultimate Origin of Things Chappell
2005 Heathwood, Chris Desire-Satisfaction Theories of Welfare Feldman
2005 Lukas, Mark Well-Being and Actual Desires Feldman
2005 Petty, Julie Brains and Barns: The Role of Context in Epistemic Attributions Feldman
2004 McDaniel, Kris Simples and Gunk Bricker
2004 Rosenthal, Creighton The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in Thomas Aquinas Matthews
2004 Senn, Scott Forms of Goodness: The Nature & Value of Virtue in Socratic Ethics Matthews
2003 Colton, Ethan Advancing the Counterfactual Analysis of Causation Bricker
2003 Griffith, Meghan, Agent Causation Chappell
2003 Leighton, Kim Adopted Knowing: Claiming Self-knowledge in the Age of Identity Ferguson
2003 Susse, Jennifer A Priori Arguments for Reductionism Baker
2003 Vessel, Jean-Paul Open Questions and Consequentialist Conditionals: Central Puzzles in Moorean Moral Philosophy Feldman
2002 Berkich, Don Autonomous Machine Agency Chappell
2002 Books, Julie The Ontology of Film Aune
2002 Moon, Kevin Ethical Theory and Populations Feldman
2000 Kaufman, Dan The Creation of the Eternal Truths and the Nature of God in Descartes Sleigh
2000 Scarbrough, Patricia Art and Psychoanalysis Wolff
2000 Wielenberg, Erik The Nature of Moral Virtue Feldman
1999 Bardon, Adrian Transcendental Arguments and Kant's Refutation of Idealism Aune
1999 Bradley, Willian (Ben) Species of Goodness Feldman
1999 Galbreath, Bruce Nothing Personal: A Defense of Non-Libertarian Incompatibilism Chappell
1999 Mertz, David The Speculum and the Scalpel: The Politics of Impotent Representation and Non-representational Terrorism Ferguson
1999 Sayson, Ciriaco Pleasure, Falsity, and the Good in Plato's "Philebus" Matthews
1999 Sushinsky, Mary Criteria in Crisis:  Modernist, Postmodernist, and Feminist Critical Practices Ferguson
1999 Theriault, Henry Charles The Nation and Nationalism Ackermann
1998 LaPorte, Joseph Natural-Kind Term Reference and the Discovery of Essence Aune
1998 Moore, Eric Desert, Virtue, and Justice Feldman
1998 Yeh, Joseph The Ethnicities of Philosophy and the Limits of Culture Ackermann
1998 Schaefer, Neil The Incompatibility of Determinism and Moral Obligation Bricker
1998 Thompson, Dennis Humean Skepticism Chappell
1998 Beall, JC A Defense of Materialism Against Attacks Based on Qualia Baker
1997 Rini, Adriane Modal Propositions in Aristotle's Syllogistic Matthews
1997 Fryc, Thomas The State of Nature and the Genesis of Commonwealths in Hobbes's Political Philosophy Robison
1997 Denby, David Metaphysical Theories of Modality: Properties, Relations and Possibilities Bricker
1997 Eberle, Christopher Religious Belief, Social Establishment and Autonomy Wolff
1997 Kervick, Daniel The Logic of Contingent Existence Gettier
1997 Macdonald, Amie A Critique of Academic Nationalism Ackermann
1997 Melkonian, Markar

Richard Rorty's Liberalism: A Marxist Perspective

1996 Raher, Edward Confusion and Cohesion in Emerging Sciences: Darwin, Wallace, & Social Darwinism Ackermann
1996 Rice, Douglas Causal v. Positivist Theories of Scientific Explanation: A Defense of the Causal Theory Ackermann
1996 Nagel, Mechthild Philosophical Perspectives on Play from Homer to Hegel Matthews
1996 Mazumdar, Rinita Can We Infer Our Empirical Beliefs From Our Sense Experiences? Robison
1996 Adkins, Karen Knowledge Underground: Gossipy Epistemology Ackermann
1996 Feit, Neil Subjectivity and the Objects Of Belief Gettier
1996 Reid, Heather Plato's Project For Education In the Early Socratic Dialogues Matthews
1996 Barnbaum, Deborah Euthanasia and Counterfactual Consent Feldman
1996 Litch, Mary Traditionalism and Parallel Distributed Processing as Qualitatively Distinct Models Of the Mind Baker
1996 Tessman, Lisa Having A People: Beyond Individualism and Essentialism In Resistance To Interlocked Oppressions Ferguson
1996 Waller, David Vegetarianism Versus Environmentalism Matthews
1996 Goddu, Geoffrey Intentional Identity and Reporting the Beliefs Of Others Gettier
1995 Costello, Daniel Explaining Metaphor: A Pluralistic Approach Wolff
1995 McLeod, James Owen On Being Deserving Feldman
1994 Blais, Andrew On the Plurality Of Actual Words Wolff
1994 Gocer, Asli Socrates and Gregory Vlastos: The Power Of Elenchos In the Gorgias Matthews
1994 Davidson, Jack Leibniz On Providence, Foreknowledge and Freedom Sleigh
1994 Ren, Jun Two Modal Paradoxes And Their Solutions Gettier
1994 Kenyon, Ralph Atomism and Infinite Divisibility Aune
1994 Paull, Cranston Supervenience Relations and their Significance Bricker
1994 Powell, David Sollipsistic Contents Aune
1993 Cruz-Cortes, Raul Latin American Philosophy and the Case of Mariategui Wolff
1993 Sullivan, Thomas On the Temptation of Jesus Matthews
1993 Sider, Theodore Intrinsicality and Duplication Bricker
1993 Hughes, Cheryl Heidegger and Levinas: The Problem of Ethics Ehrlich
1992 Van Heerden, Gita The Shift From Rationality To Irrationality In German Aesthetic Theory Matthews
1992 Silva, Jose Preestablished Harmony and Corporeal Substance In Leibniz Sleigh
1992 Black, Andrew Occasionalism In The Malebranche-Arnauld Debate Sleigh
1992 Curran, Angela Issues In Aristotelian Essentialism Matthews
1991 Aronszajn, Mark What Are Thoughts? Partee
1991 Dodson, Kevin Kant's Theory of The Social Contract Wolff
1991 Cowles, David Identity and Indeterminacy Feldman
1991 Pienknagura, Alex Habermas and Adorno On Dialectic of Enlightenment Ackermann
1991 Leaman, George Contextual Misreadings: The US Reception of Heidegger's Political Thought Ackermann
1991 Shea, Nancy H The Status of EcoPhilosophy and The Ideology of Nature Wolff
1991 Skelly, Brian Leibniz's Revelation-Inspired Metaphysics: An Exercise In Reconciling Faith and Reason Sleigh
1991 Johnson, David Intuition, Hypothesis, and Reality Ferguson
1991 Kaufman, Cynthia Desiring Reason: Reason as an Unavoidable Discourse of Desire Ferguson
1990 Campbell, Randall Semantic Properties & The Computational Model of Mind Matthews
1990 Christopher, Paul Just War Theory: An Historical and Philosophical Analysis Matthews
1990 Dixon, Beth Self-Attributed Belief and Privileged Access Wetzel
1990 Frazier, Robert Right-Making Characteristics and Morally Right Acts Wolff
1990 Gabriel, Carol Stalnaker and Field on Truth and Intentionality Matthews
1990 Markosian, Ned Does Time Pass? Matthews
1990 McNamara, Paul The Deontic Quadecagon Feldman
1989 Lorraine, Tamsin Gender, Identity and the Problem of Meaning Ferguson
1989 Haji, Isthiyaque The "Inescapable" Prisoner's Dilemma Feldman
1989 Brown, Alison One Is Many: Democracy, Communication and the Self Ackermann
1989 Faber, David The Problem of Omnipotence and God's Ability to Sin Matthews
1988 Bodanszky, Eva Moral Realism and Other Issues Feldman
1988 Blackson, Thomas Cause, Definition, and Explanation in Plato Matthews
1988 Cormier, Lucille The Moral Status of Human Fetuses Matthews
1988 Schneier,Donald A Nietzschean Critique of Kant's Highest Good Wolff
1987 Benedetti, Donna A Peircean Theory of Action Aune
1987 Chien, Arnold On Vagueness Partee
1987 Cox, Philip A Reconstruction and Critique of Marx's Theory of Ideology Wolff
1987 Martin, Marie General Rule In The Philosophy of David Hume Aune
1987 Nash, Margaret The Status of Psychoanalysis and the Question of Science Ackermann
1986 Wiley, Richard The Nature of Rights Matthews
1985 Abusch, Dorit On Verbs and Time Partee
1985 Austin, David What's The Meaning of "This"? A Puzzle About Demonstrative Belief Gettier
1984 Hohm, Larry Freedom, Foreknowledge, and the Necessity of the Past Feldman
1984 Ryckman, Thomas Proper Names, Beliefs, and Definite Descriptions Gettier
1984 Yoder, Jesse A New Perspective On The Mind-Body Problem Matthews
1983 Welch, Robert Doubt, Certainty,and the Cartesian Circle Feldman
1983 Roberts, Melinda Psychological Criteria of Personal Identity Feldman
1982 Bidgood, Richard Hedonism in Plato's Protagoras and Gorgias Matthews
1982 Triplett, Timm Does Foundationalism Work? Matthews
1982 Richard, Mark Demonstratives, Indexicals, and Tensed Attributions of Belief Gettier
1982 Miller, Brian The Social Rule Theory of Law Matthews
1981 Steinbuch, Thomas Leibniz: Unity, Thought, and Being Ehrlich
1981 Zalta, Edward An Introduction to A Theory of Abstract Objects Parsons
1980 Conee, Earl Pleasure and Intrinsic Goodness Feldman
1980 Michaels, Meredith The Persisting Problem of the Ship of Theseus Sleigh
1980 Waldo, James Truth-Value Gaps in Natural Language Parsons
1979 Zimmerman, Michael A Theory of Free Human Action Feldman
1979 McMichael, Alan Mathematical Objects and Mathematical Structure Jubien
1979 McKelligan, Marcia Locke on Primary and Secondary Qualities Feldman
1979 Arnold, Norman The Justification of Empirical Belief In in Hume's Treatise Wolff
1978 Davis, Lawrence Studies in Bhartrhari's Vakyapadiya Matthews
1978 DeCew, Judith The Problem of Conditional Obligation Feldman
1978 Stephens, G Lynn Peirce's Critique of Introspection Aune
1978 Warren, Karen Legal Rights and Natural Objects Wolff
1977 Oldfield, Edward A Nominalistic Account of Mathematical Truth Jubien
1977 Nordby, Jon Jorgen Critical Intelligence and Its Development Sleigh
1977 Trompetter, Linda Substance and Attributes in Spinoza's Philosophy Ferguson
1977 Fried, Dennis Moral Sentiment and Moral Judgment in Hume Smith
1976 Anderson, William Refutation and Justification in Moore's Defense of Common Sense Heidelberger
1976 Markie, Peter The Cartesian Circle Feldman
1975 Walters, William Predication and Unsaturation: An Essay on Frege's Philosophy of Logic Heidelberger
1975 Schrader, David An Analysis of the Stone Paradox Wolff
1975 Tlumak, Jeffrey Skepticism and Transcendental Arguments Wolff
1975 Ratzsch, Delvin God, Freedom, and Plantinga Gettier
1975 Feldman, Richard Non-Propositional Analyses of Belief Heidelberger
1975 Herman, Stephen Clearness and Distinctness in Descartes Aune
1974 Tovey, Barbara Locke's Theory of Identity Feldman
1974 Conroy, David Plato's Early Theory of Knowledge Brentlinger
1974 Mellema, Gregory Multiple Quantifiers and Restricted Range in Epistemic Logic Sleigh
1974 Fitch, Gregory Necessity and Contingency in Leibniz Sleigh
1974 Wierenga, Edward Three Theories of Events Matthews
1974 Willing, Anthony  Aristotle on Paradoxes of Accidence Matthews
1974 McKay, Thomas Essentialism and Quantified Modal Logic Parsons
1973 Wambari, Benson The Concept of Alienation; Its Application to Emergent African States Oppenheim
1973 Wolters, Richard Wittgenstein's Ontology in His Early Works Aune
1973  Thomas, Jacqueline Observation, Indeterminacy, and Ontological Relativity Aune
1973 Nichols,Kenneth The Concept of Choice Aune
1973 Hooker, Michael Descartes on Himself and His Body Chappell
1973 Gilbert, Thomas Utilitarianism and Distributive Justice Foster
1972 Wilson, Kirk The Logical Grammar of Kant's Twelve Forms of Judgment Ehrlich
1972 Hoffman, Willliam The Centrality of Freedom for Kant's Critical Thought Ehrlich
1972 Barnes, Kenneth Identity, Reference, and Quantifying In Sleigh
1972 Braude, Stephen Tensed Sentences Ackermann
1969 Shirley, Edward A Proposal For A Contextualist Theory of Truth Swanson