Ph.D. Placement, 1993–

The department has a very strong record of placement for its Ph.D. students. This chart lists every Ph.D. recipient in the Department from January 1993 through the present. "TT" indicates a tenure-track appointment.

Dissertation Title

  Initial Appointment

Current Appointment

2018

   
A Metaphilosophy of Naturalism Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
God and the Grounding of Morality: Must Theists Adopt a Theistic Metaethic?

TT, Northeast Iowa Community College

TT, Northeast Iowa Community College
The Search for Logical Forms: In Defense of Logical Atomism Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

2017

   
A Theory of Resistance 

Business Manager at Beautiful Land Products - West Branch, IA

Business Manager at Beautiful Land Products - West Branch, IA

2016

   
 Knowledge, Infallibility, and Skepticism Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Idaho Visiting Assistant Professor, York College of Pennsylvania
What Motive to Virtue? Early Modern Empirical Naturalist Theories of Moral Obligation Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
Inference to the Best Explanation and the Challenge of Skepticism Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Philosophy Teacher, Xavier Academy High School
Dissolving Dilemmas for Acquaintance Foundationalism Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Account Manager at U.S. Small Business Administration

Necessitarianism and Unrealized Possibility in the Philosophy of Spinoza Instructor, Temple College Instructor, Temple College

2014

   
Cartesian Modality: God's Nature and the Creation of Eternal and Contingent Truth Visiting Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University TT, Southern Utah University

Remembering without Storing: Beyond Archival Models in the Science and Philosophy of Human Memory

Visiting Assistant Professor, Pacific University TT, Pacific University

A Utilitarian Account of Political Obligation

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa TT, Cal Lutheran University

2013

   
The Problem of Easy Justification: An Investigation of Evidence, Justification, and Reliability Visiting Assistant Professor, Auburn University TT, Tuskegee University
A Methodologically Naturalist Defense of Ethical Non-Naturalism Visiting Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University TT, University of Texas, San Antonio
Musical Understanding: Studies in Philosophy and Phenomenological Psychology Kirkwood College Kirkwood College

2012

   
Achieving Epistemic Descent Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Duluth TT, Tuskegee University
A Phenomenological Account of Practices

Critical Thinking Specialist, A.C.T., Iowa City

Critical Thinking Specialist, A.C.T., Iowa City

Does The State Have Moral Duties? State Duty-Claims and The Possibility of Institutionally Held Moral Obligations Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa TT, Loras College
Internalism, Externalism, and External Source Circularity Professional Test Developer, A.C.T., Iowa City Professional Test Developer, A.C.T., Iowa City
Modality, Compatibilism, and Leibniz: A Critical Defense Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

2011

 

 

A Defense of Internalist Foundations:  Direct Awareness of Fit as the Solution to All Sellarsian Dilemmas

TT, The College at Southwestern

TT, The College at Southwestern

Property Possession as Identity: An Essay in Metaphysics

TT, Doane College

TT, Doane College

The Skeptic's Dogmatism: A Non-Concessive Reply to the Skeptical Problem

Emmanuel College

Visiting Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College

From A Structural Point of View

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

TT, Volunteer State Community College

2010

 

 

A Defense of the Knowledge Argument

Instructor, Black Hawk College

TT, Marywood University

The Irrational Project: Toward a Different Understanding of Self-Deception

post-doc, University of Konstanz

Margarete von Wrangell Research Fellow & Lecturer, University of Konstanz

Expressivist Theories of First-Person Privilege

University of Iowa, Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Iowa, Visiting Assistant Professor

Evil Perpetrators, or Cultural Victims? An Examination of the Link

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Librarian

The Phenomenology of Movement: Action, Proprioception, and Embodied Knowledge

Iowa City Fire Dept., firefighter

Iowa City Fire Dept., firefighter

2009

 

 

A View From the Armchair: A Defense of Traditional Philosophy

TT, South Central College

TT, South Central College

The Ontology of the Epistemic Act: An Explication of Intentionality and the Possibility of Epistemological Realism

Visiting Assistant Professor, Luther College

Assistant Professor and Director of the Center of Ethics in Public Life, Luther College

Spacetime Gaps and the Persistence of Objects Through Time

Cornell College

Cornell College

Spinoza's Realist and Four-dimensionalist Theory of Physical Individuation

Kirkwood College

TT, Bakersfield College

2008

 

 

Real Appearances: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Direct Realism

Lecturer, Iowa State University

Lecturer, Iowa State University

Realism and Conceptual Relativity

Texas Lutheran University

TT, North Georgia College and State University

2007

 

 

Augstine's Rejection of Pagan Moral Philosophy in the City of God

Visiting Assistant Professor, Southwest Minnesota State University

TT, Southwest Minnesota State University

Logical Form and Linguistic Form: On Descriptions as Quantifiers

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

TT, New York Institute of Technology, Nanjing

Persons as Artifacts: An Exploration of Social Ontology

Lecturer, Arizona State University

Senior Lecturer, Arizona State University

Philosophical Mentorship and Plato's Two Faces of Eros

TT, Saint Ambrose University

TT, Saint Ambrose University

2006

 

 

Perdurance and Foundation: An Husserlian Theory of Identity Through Time

TT, Clarke College

TT, Clarke College

Naturalism, Rationalism, and Rethinking the A Priori/A Posteriori Distinction

TT, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

TT, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

A Neurophilosophical Study of the Taxonomy and Epistemology of Memory

Kenyon College

Baruch College - CUNY

2005

 

 

Idealism : A Brief History, Taxonomy, and Nietzschean Evaluation

Philosophy Teacher, Tempe Preparatory Academy

CEO, BASIS.ed Educational Group

Mill's Liberty Principle and the Conditions of  Happiness

Cornell College

TT, Salem State College

Hume's Account of Causation and Its Applications

TT, Iowa State University

TT, Iowa State University

2004

 

 

When are Universals?: The Relationship between Universals and Time

West Virginia University

attorney, Iowa City

Thomas Reid's Providentialist Epistemology

University of Iowa, Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin, Platteville

2003

 

 

Studies in the Understructure: The Semiotic Basis of John Locke's Empirical Epistemology

Illinois Wesleyan University

TT, University of Western Ontario

The Nature of Time: Tense, Indexicals, and Phenomenology

University of St. Thomas

TT, Messiah College

The Structure of Self-Consciousness: A Phenomenological and Philosophical Investigation

University of Iowa, Visiting Assistant Professor

TT, University of Texas, Arlington

Pragmatism, Constitutional Interpretation, and the Problem of Constitutional Change

TT, SUNY Cortland

TT, Washington and Lee University

2002

 

 

A Theory of Literary Interpretation: The Problem of Intentionalism

left the profession

 

2001

 

 

Towards a Reclamation of Substantive Liberalism

Adjunct, George Washington University

TT, College of Wooster

2000

 

 

Redressing Frege's Failure to Develop a Logical Calculus for the Theory of Sinn and Bedeutung

TT, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

TT, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

On Trope Theory

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

TT, Hanshin University, South Korea

1999

 

 

The Problems with Internalism: Practical Deliberation and the Moral Agent

Cleveland State University

TT, Oakland University

Quine and Davidson on Meaning and Holism

TT, National Chenci University (Taiwan)

TT, National Chenchi University (Taiwan)

Ethical Realism: Skeptical Challenge and a Realist Response

TT, Millikin University

TT, Millikin University

A Cartesian Sceptic: The Metaphysical Thought of Pierre Bayle

Trinity College  (Hartford, CT)

TT, Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

Kant's Transcendental and Empirical Anthropology of Cognition

TT, Marquette                    University

TT, Marquette University

1998

 

 

Subjectivity, Spontaneity, and Structure: Mentality and Fundamentality in Kant, Fichte, and Schelling

James Madison University

TT James Madison University

Quine and Davidson on Meaning and Holism

Shu Te Institute of Technology (Taiwan)

TT, Hua Fan University (Taiwan)

1997

 

 

The Cumulative Approach to Natural Theology

University of Iowa, Visiting Assistant Professor

Northern Illinois University

Intentionality and Scientific Naturalism

University of Iowa, Visiting Assistant Professor

left profession

The Possibility of Practical Reason: An Essay on Kant's Justification of Ethics

University of Iowa, Visiting Assistant Professor

TT, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Human Action and Human Freedon: Four Theories of Liberum Arbitrium in the Early Thirteenth Century

TT, Saint Louis University

TT, Saint Louis     University

1996

 

 

Liberal Impartiality and Just Distribution

TT, Saint Ambrose University

TT, Saint Ambrose University

An Anselmian Theory of Atonement: A Defense of Anselm's Cur Deus Homo

left profession

 

Making Sense of Nonsense: Trivial Remarks on the Nature of Language

TT, California State University, Chico

TT, California State University, Chico

Knowledge and Epistemic Certainty

University of Iowa, Visiting Assistant Professor

TT, College of Saint Mary (Omaha, NE)

Non-Actualism

TT, National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan)

TT, National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan)

Medieval Theories of Relations before Aquinas's Commentaries

Calvin College

TT, Purdue University

1995

 

 

The Self, Supervenience, and Personal Identity

TT, Wartburg College

T, Wartburg College

Moore's Revolutionary Conservatism

University of Iowa, Visiting Assistant Professor

TT, Metropolitan State College of Denver

The True Idea of the Human Mind: Hume's Bundle Theory of the Self

TT, Ohio State University

left profession

1994

 

 

An Examination of Fodor's Disjunction Problem and the Nature of Misrepresentation from within Natural Teleological Theories of Intentionality

TT, National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan)

T, National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan)

1993

 

 

Kant on the System of the Mind: A Resolution to the Doubling of the Problem of Taste in the Critique of Judgement

TT, Florida State University

TT, Florida State University

Connecting Intuitions and Concepts: Categorical Determination of the Manifold of Intuition in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Luther College

TT, Bradley University

Noema. Sense, and Object in Husserl's Phenomenology

Coe College

Iowa State University