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  • Dan DalMonte

    Dan DalMonte

    Temple University

    Visiting Graduate Student: May 13th, 2019 - June 14th, 2019

    Faculty Sponsor: Eric Watkins

    I will be applying transcendental idealism from Kant to contemporary debates about free will. I will enter into debates about the correct interpretation of transcendental idealism and then present transcendental idealism as a solution to some of the problems encountered with contemporary libertarian theories of free will. Ultimately I will advance a picture of agent-causation informed by transcendental idealism.

  • Sam Elgin

    Sam Elgin

    Ph.D. – Yale University

    Postdoc: Sept. 2018 - August 2020

    Faculty Sponsor: Eric Watkins

    My research primarily falls within foundational metaphysics. I investigate the notions of essence, analysis and real definition.  Recently, my research has concerned generalized identities – sentences of the form ‘To be F is to be G.’  I argue that these sentences ought to be understood in terms of truth-maker semantics, and explore the implications this has for other philosophical puzzles.

  • Linus Huang

    Linus Huang

    Ph. D. – University of Sydney

    Postdoc: Dec 2018 – November 2020

    Faculty Sponsor: Bill Bechtel

    My research program explores the implications of cognitive neuroscience on the nature of agency and the human mind. In particular, I’ve focused on the problem of control.  I argue that a hybrid account of control that incorporates insights from both embodied and classical cognitive architectures is the view best supported by empirical research.

  • Jorge Manero Orozco

    Jorge Manero Orozco

    Ph.D. – Institute for Philosophical Research, UNAM Mexico City

    Postdoc: Sept. 2018 – August 2019

    Faculty Sponsor: Kerry McKenzie

    I am a philosopher of physics/science. My work has been primarily about foundations of quantum mechanics, metaphysics, and scientific realism. Currently I am doing research in metaphysics of science/physics with an emphasis on heuristics and classical pragmatism.