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Recent Graduate Student Placement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

 

Title of Thesis or Oral Exam Paper

 

Applied to Philosophy PhD programs?

 

Program that the graduate attended after the Texas Tech MA program (Philosophy unless otherwise noted)

 

 

2014

 

 

Phenomenal Knowledge as Non-Theoretical Factual Knowledge

 

Yes

 

Syracuse (also offer from UIUC)

 

2014

 

 

Leibniz on Personal Identity and Desire

 

Yes

 

UIUC

 

2014

 

 

Epistemicism and Vagueness

 

Yes

 

Texas Tech MS in Computer Science (also offers from Kansas and SUNY Albany)

 

 

2014

 

 

Trial and Hare: An Exploration of the Experimental

 

No

 

Marine Corps Officer School

 

2014

 

 

Aesthetic Realism and the Problem of Fundamental Disagreement

 

No

 

Texas Tech Philosophy Instructor

 

2014

 

 

Can Morality be Grounded in God? A Defense of Divine Grounded Ethics

 

No

 

 

2014

 

 

Context Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism

 

No

 

 

2014

 

 

"With regard to politics" – Hume on Rebellion and Reform

 

No

 

 

2013

 

 

N/A

 

Yes

 

Texas

 

2013

 

Genius and the Origins of Art in Kant's Aesthetics

 

Yes

 

Kentucky (funded offer from Oklahoma)

 

2013

 

 

McDowellian Virtue Ethics and Individuality

 

Yes

 

Offer from Temple

 

2013

 

Revision Theory of Truth, Contextualism, and the Liar Paradox

 

 

No

 

 

2013

 

 

Interpreting the Pre-Socratic Poet-Philosophers

 

No

 

Virginia (PhD program in classics)

 

2012

 

A Place for Moral Theory in the Argument from Evil

 

Yes

 

Virginia (funded offers from Texas A&M, Rochester, and St. Louis)

Transferred to Texas A&M

 

 

2012

 

On a Fundamental Inconsistency of the Humean Theory of Motivation

 

Yes

 

Wisconsin (funded offers from Florida State, Indiana, Rochester, and Baylor)

 

 

2012

 

The Ideal Critic:  Foie Gras and Twinkies

 

No

 

Texas Tech University History PhD program

 

 

2012

 

The Antihero:  A Special Case for Radical Moralism

 

No

 

 
 

2012

 

A Phenomenological Account of Conventional Truth

 

 

No

 
 

2012

 

An Underdetermination Argument Against Underdetermination

 

Yes

 

University of Massachusetts (also offers from  Baylor, Syracuse,and University of Virginia)

Transferred to U.C. Berkeley (also offer from U.C. San Diego)

 

 

2012

 

Moral Supervenience:  The Problem and the Beginnings of a Solution

 

Yes

 

Wisconsin (also offers from Baylor, Virginia, Illinois, Rice and Purdue)

 

 

2012

 

A Minimalist Ethics

 

 

No

 
 

2012

 

Revolution, Spinoza, and Tyranny

 

 

No

 
 

2011

 

A Case Study on Theoretical Strength

 

Yes

 

Johns Hopkins (also offers from Rice, Illinois, and Cincinnati)

Transferred to Pitt (HPS) (also offer from Notre Dame HPS)

 

 

2011

 

N/A

 

Yes

 

University of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

2011

 

 

The Existence of Evil:  Evidence for or Against Theism

 

 

 

Yes

 

University of Tennessee (also offers from Texas A&M and Georgia)

 

 

2011

 

 

Van Inwagen's Theodicy From a Moral Point of View

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

University of Missouri (also offer from Georgia)

 

 

2011

 

Art & Moral Development in Selected Works of Plato

and Aristotle

 

 

 

Yes

 

SUNY Binghamton

 

2010

 

Interventionism, Supervenience, and Epiphenomenalism

 

 

No

 

University of Tennessee Pharmacy School

 

2010

 

Man Pain and Mollusc Pain; or Multiple Realizations as an Empirical Hypothesis

 

 

Yes

 

University of Texas

 

2010

 

Expressive Meaning and Truth Conditions

 

 

Yes

 

University of Missouri

 

2010

 

Epistemic Contextualism as an Empirical Hypothesis

 

 

Yes

 

London School of Economics

Transferred to U.C. Davis

 

2010

 

A Semantic Internalist Account of Racial Epithets

 

 

Yes

 

University of Virginia

Transferred to University of Connecticut.

 

 

2010

 

 

Mental Illness as an Epistemic Defeater of Religious

Experienced-Based Testimony

 

 

 

 

No

 
 

 

2010

 

 

Fiction

 

 

 

 

No

 
 

 

2010

 

 

Fearing the Monstrous:  Redefining Horror

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

2009

 

An Evolutionary Account of Aesthetic Experience

 

Yes

 

Rice University (Anthropology)

 


2009

 

On Demonstrating “Everything”

 

Yes

 

Stanford University

 

 

2009

 

The Nature of Law and Judicial Decisions

 

 

No

 

University of California—Berkeley Law

 

2009

 

Practical Pluralism 

 

Yes

 

University of Cincinnati

 

 

 

2009

 

 

Rawls Law of Peoples, the Global Basic Structure and

Global Poverty

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

University of Missouri

 

 

2009

 

 

The Tension Between Faith and Christian Mystical

Practices

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

2008 

 

Expressivism and the Problem of Embedding 

 

 

Yes

 

University of Rochester

 

2008

 

Formative Pruning: Trimming Growth to Increase Structural Strength

 

 

No

 

University of Houston Law School

 

2008

 

A Value-based, Holistic Approach to Environmental Ethics 

 

 

Yes

 

Temple University
 

2008

 

The Truth Goal and the New Evil Demon Problem

 

Yes

 

University of Washington

 

 

2008

 

Possibilities Self-Deception and Religious Insight

 

Yes

 

University of Rochester

 

 

2008

 

Kant’s Respoonse to the Problem of Induction 

 

Yes

 

University of Rochester

 

 

2007

 

L.W. Sumner and the Perfectionist Requirement for Well-being

 

Yes

 

Duke University

 

 

2007

 

Norma's Knowledge

 

 

No

 

 

2007

 

An Aesthetic Theory of Art 

 

 

Yes

 

University of Miami

 

2007

 

Complete Radical Skepticism

 

Yes

 

Bowling Green

 

 

2007

 

A Critique of Cohen's Relational Theory of Color

 

 

No

 

 

2007

 

Moralism in Aesthetics

 

 

No

 

 

2006

 

The Supernatural Problem of Extended Minds

 

 

Yes

 

 

2006

 

Virtue Theory and Global Poverty

 

 

No

 

Teaching ethics in TTU College of Engineering

 

2006

 

Functional Reductionism

 

 

Yes

 

University of Illinois at Chicago

 

2006

 

Games and Dilemmas in Hobbes's State of Nature 

 

 

Yes

 

 

2006

 

The Mystery Surrounding the Identity of the Ubermensch

 

 

No

 

University of Georgia

 

2006

 

Photography as Readymade Art 

 

 

No

 

Texas Tech (fine arts PhD)

 

2006

 

The Argument from Reason

 

 

Yes

 

UC Santa Barbara

 

2006

 

Connectionism

 

No

 

University of Texas Law

 

 

2006

 

Business Ethics and Moral Psychology

 

 

No

 

 

2006

 

Physicalism and Qualia

 

No

 

University of Virginia Law

 

 

2006

 

An Aristotelian Account of Sensory Perception

 

 

Yes

 

Florida State

 

2006

 

God's Omniscience and the Problem of Free Will

 

 

No

 

University of Kansas

 

2006

 

Hume on the Standard of Taste

 

 

No

 

 

2006

 

A Comprehensive Study of Anatta and its Relative Truth Within Buddhism

 

 

No

 

Teaching math in Arlington, TX

 

2005

 

Imagination and Supposition

 

 

Yes

 

Cornell

 

2005

 

An Externalist Defense of the Practicality Requirement

 

 

Yes

 

Ohio State

 

2005

 

Content under Pressure: The Broad and Narrow of Segal's Argument against Externalism

 

 

No

 

 

2005

 

The Compatibility of Causal Determinism and Moral Responsibility

 

 

Yes

 

Florida State

 

2005

 

Defensible Arbitrariness: U.S. Death Penalty Jurisprudence

 

 

No

 

Also received a degree in law from TTU (2005)

 

2004

 

INUS Abnormalism: A Semantic Theory of Singular Causal Statements

 

 

Yes

 

Duke

 

2004

 

Aristotle and the Productive Class: Did Aristotle Argue in Favor of Education for All?

 

 

Yes

 

Catholic University Law

 

2004

 

Special Predication: A Naturalistic Account of the Special Sciences

 

 

Yes

 

Florida State

 

2004

 

Rejecting Riggs: Hart, Dworkin, and the Problem of Indeterminacy

 

 

No

 

University of Texas Law

 

2004

 

Knowledge Claims and Cross-Cultural Judgements: Internal Feminism, 'Female Circumcision', and Epistemologies of Ignorance

 

 

No

 

Financial Aid Advisor at TTU

 

2004

 

An Understanding of Alcibiades Speech in the Symposium

 

 

No

 

 

2004

 

Constructive Empiricism and Truthlikeness in the Context of Scientific Progress

 

 

Yes

 

St. Louis University

 

2004

 

Theory of Self and Self-Knowledge in Plato's Alcibiades 1

 

 

No

 

 

2003

 

Anti-Realism, Van Fraassen, Epistemology, and Metaphysics

 

 

No

 

 

2003

 

Redefining the Moving Image

 

 

No

 

 

2003

 

Education, Representation, and Liberation

 

 

No

 

Teaching high school in Chicago

 

2002

 

Feminist Critiques of Rawls

 

No

 

University of North Texas (library science)

 

 

2002

 

Exposing the Domination of Language

 

 

No

 

Texas A&M (sociology PhD)

 

2002

 

Color and After-Image Experiences

 

 

Yes

 

Ohio State

 

2002

 

 Finding Criteria for Moral Responsibility

 

 

Yes

 

Wisconsin

 

2002

 

A Defense of Karma 

 

No

 

Southern Illinois (anthropology PhD)

 

 

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