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PhD Placement

PhD Placement 2007–2020

2020
Chris Byron 

A New Reading of Marx’s Theory of Exploitation: Assessment and Defense (O. Bradley Bassler)

1. Barry University (FL), Visiting Instructor

 

Erich Christiansen                  

No Way to Tell from Here: Drone Strikes and the Ontology and Epistemology of the Enemy (Chris Cuomo)

 

Nathan Vacher                       

Significance and the Indefinite in Hans Blumberg’s Work on Myth (Elizabeth Brient)

 

2019
Graham Schuster       

Truth, The Good, and the Unity of Concept and Objectivity in Hegel’s Science of Logic (Richard Dien Winfield)

1. West Texas A & M University, Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Ava Thomas Wright              

The Duty of Veracity (Melissa Seymour Fahmy)

1. Northeastern University, Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Fellowship

2. California Polytechnic State University, Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

 

Michael Yudanin  

Animal Choice and Freedom: On the Genealogy of the Will (Richard Dien Winfield)

1. Software Consultant

 

2018
Joseph Carter 

Motion and Actuality of the Infinite in Aristotle’s Physics III (Richard Winfield)

1. UGA Library

 

Chris Lay                               

Personal Identity and Moral Character: How a Necessary Moral Persistence Condition Might Be Possible (René Jagnow & Sarah Wright)

1. University of Texas at El Paso, Visiting Assistant Professor

2. Young Harris College, Assistant Professor (tenure track)

 

John Njoroge  

Objection sustained: Anscombe’s challenge to modern moral philosophy’s use of the concept of obligation (Melissa Fahmy)

1. Head of the Valley Light Home (orphanage) in Nairobi, Kenya

 

John Paetsch 

The texture of foliated time (O. Bradley Bassler)

1. Temple University, Adjunct Instructor (temporary)

 

Brooke Rudow-Abouharb     

At Home on Earth: A Philosophical Foundation (Beth Preston)

1. Georgia College and State University, Visiting Lecturer

 

2017
Tony Chackal

The internal and external dimensions of ecological autonomy (Beth Preston)

1. Missouri State University, Instructor (permanent)

 

Emre Ebetürk  

Hegel’s idea of life in logic and nature (Richard Winfield)

Currently applying for academic positions

 

Clinton Johnson

Meister Eckhart’s nova et rara: His novel and unusual forms of rhetoric and the emerging modern worldview (Elizabeth Brient)

1. Kennesaw State University, Adjunct Instructor

2. Georgia State University, Senior Research Scientist

 

Luke Johnson 

Kierkegaard and the significance of individuality (Richard Winfield)

1. Head private app-development company

 

Sean Meslar  

Deontological epistemology (Sarah Wright)

Currently applying for academic positions

                                               

Rebecca Neher                       

Charles W. Mills’ “Racial Contract” (Chris Cuomo)

No current information

 

Bradley Patty                         

On honor (Edward Halper)

  1. Works for a consulting firm

 

Jackson Schwartz 

Natural goodness and normative evaluation (Melissa Seymour Fahmy)

1. University of West Georgia, Adjunct Instructor (full-time)

2. Clayton State University, Lecturer (permanent)

 

Nathan Wood  

The problem of demarcation in contemporary virtue ethics (Piers Stephens)

1. Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, Instructor of Philosophy (permanent)

 

2016

Isadora Mosh

Thinking emotions: Exploring emotion through philosophy, ethics, narrative, and grief (O. Bradley Bassler)

1. Georgia College and State University, Lecturer of Philosophy (permanent)

 

Nastassja Pugliese   

The metaphysics of imagination in Spinoza (Edward Halper)

1. University of Sao Paulo, Post-doctorate

2. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

 

Taylor Stone 

William James and John Dewey on pragmatic religion (Piers Stephens)

1. Emory & Henry College, VA, Adjunct Instructor

 

Tess Varner 

Looking beyond linguistics: A pragmatists-(eco)feminist framework for democratic deliberation with nonhuman stakeholders (Victoria Davion)

1. Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

 

2015                            
Peter Ahumada 

Language: An overhaul of linguistic philosophy (Richard Winfield)

 1. High School Teacher (mathematics)

 

Daniel Crescenzo 

Nonhuman animals and the promise of the capabilities approach (Piers Stephens)

1. Stewardship Coordinator, Oconee River Land Trust.

             

Anthony Shiver

Parts and Plurals: Essays on the Logic and Metaphysics of Plurality (Charles Cross)

1. Test Specialist, Law School Admissions Council

 

Robert Scott

Ecological responsibility as an imperative and a virtue: A transcendental phenomenological approach (Piers Stephens)

1. University of North Georgia, Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

 

2014
Eric Helleloid  

Hannah Arendt's phenomenology of the will: Contingency, temporality, and the nature of moral judgment (Elizabeth Brient)

1. Augsburg College, Instructor (temporary)

2. Immigration and Naturalization Services

 

Gregory Scott Moss

The being of the universal: A historical and systematic inquiry (Richard Winfield)

1. Clemson University, Lecturer (temporary)

2. Chinese University, Hong Kong, Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

 

2013
Anthony Jared Tiarsmith        

On the outcry of mute things: Hans Jonas and The imperative of responsibility (Richard Winfield)

1. GrowNYC, Development/Grant Writing Intern (temporary)

2. City Parks Foundation, Project Coordinator (Newtown Creek)

 

James Martin Grindeland       

On the hard problem of consciousness: An evaluation and defense of Chalmers’ two-dimensional argument against materialism (René Jagnow)

1. University of North Georgia, Lecturer (full-time)

 

2012
Benjamin William McCraw  

A virtue-theoretic approach to religious epistemology: Faith as an act of epistemic virtue (Sarah Wright)

University of South Carolina Upstate, Adjunct Instructor

 

Daniel Bloom 

The unity of oneness and manyness in Plato’s Theaetetus (Edward Halper)

1. University of Georgia, Instructor (temporary)

2. West Texas A & M, Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

 

2011
Tzuchien Tho

Leibniz’s laboratory of concepts: The status and structure of infinitesimals as metaphysical laboratory (O. Bradley Bassler)

1. Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Affiliated Researcher (temporary)

2. Centre International d’Etude de la Philosophie Française Contemporaine, Affiliated Researcher (temporary)

3. University of Bristol, Lecturer in the History of Philosophy (fulltime)

 

Brian Rañon Howell              

Negative dialectics and political improvisation: The convergence of philosophy, politics and music in Adorno’s critique of praxis (O. Bradley Bassler)

1. Hillsborough Community College, Adjunct Instructor

2. University of Tampa, Adjunct Instructor

3. University of South Florida, Adjunct Instructor

4. Rañon, Inc., Project Engineer

 

2010
Matthew Lee Schneider         

Self-ownership, property right and freedom: Reconceiving property in ourselves (Victoria Davion)

1. University of Georgia, Instructor (temporary)

2. Wofford College, Visiting Assistant Professor

3. Traveling Trainer at Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, Saint Simons Island, Georgia

 

Laurence Bloom                    

Beyond the hypothesis: The unity of the soul in Plato’s Republic (Edward Halper)

1. University of Georgia, Instructor (temporary)

2. University of Cape Town, Visiting Lecturer

3. Rhodes University, Visiting Lecturer

4. University of Cape Town, Postdoctoral Fellow

5. Lecturer, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South-Africa

 

2009
George Miles Felis                

Evolved value and the foundations of ethical theory (Scott A. Kleiner)

 1. Georgia Perimeter College, Adjunct Instructor

2. Oglethorpe University, Visiting Assistant Professor

3. Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff, Instructor (temporary)

4. University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Lecturer (permanent)

 

2008
Chad Wiener  

Final cause as the unity of sensible ousia: The compatibility of Aristotle’s metaphysical and physical definitions of a living being (Edward Halper)

 1. Portland State University, Assistant Professor (tenure track)

2. Pacific University, Visiting Assistant Professor

3. Old Dominion University, Lecturer (permanent)

 

Whitten Sullivan Watson       

On the legitimacy of democratic government (Richard Winfield)

Butler University, Adjunct Instructor

 

Nile Sedgwick  

Sentimentalism and moral motivation (Sarah Wright)

1. Georgia State University, MS program in Professional Counseling

2. Savannah Therapy, Psychotherapist

 

Xon Hostetter  

The trinitarian philosophy of Jonathan Edwards: An ontological and typological exposition (Elizabeth Brient)

1. Berea Reformed Evangelical Church, Pastor

2. Crawford Middle School, 8th Grade Teacher

3. University of Georgia Law School, Student

 

2007
Chelsea Harold Snelgrove     

After humanism: Ethics and politics from an ecological point of view (Victoria Davion)

1. Georgia Perimeter College, Adjunct Instructor

2. University of West Georgia, Adjunct Instructor

3. South University, Adjunct Online Instructor

 

David Jeremy Hart                 

Helens: Autobiography at the crossroads of philosophy and literature (O. Bradley Bassler)

 1. West Texas A & M, Associate Professor

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