Archives for September 2015

Jared Smith

Education

B.A., Philosophy/Religion, Political Science — Flagler College, 2011 Summa Cum Laude

M.A., Philosophy — University of Houston, 2014

Contact Information

jsmit055@ucr.edu

Areas of Interest

Moral psychology, philosophy of action, ethics, metaethics, philosophy of psychiatry

Profile

Jared focuses primarily on moral responsibility and agency, with some of his previous research concerning the way reactive attitudes feature into our responsibility practices, as well as the role revenge and retributive acts play in our normative systems.

While continuing to work on these topics, Jared also researches how psychopathology can inform our theories of personal identity, the theoretical requirements for the blame of distant, dead, or fictional entities, as well as the connection between human activity, value, and meaning. Other topics of philosophical interest include Humean constructivism, and the intersection and interplay between the nosology and ontology of mental disorders.

Andrew MacDonald

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Contact Information

amacd003@ucr.edu

Areas of Interest

Kant, 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy, Ethics, Meta-ethics

 Profile

https://ucriverside.academia.edu/AndrewMacDonald

Lucas Luttmann

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B.A. from Colgate University

Areas of Interest

19th and 20th century European philosophy, especially Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, philosophy of Action, Phenomenology and Existentialism

Rotem Herrmann

Rotem Herrmann
Education
BA – Philosophy and History – New York University 2013
MSc – Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition – University of Edinburgh 2014
MA – Bioethics – New York University 2015
Contact Information

rotem.herrmann@email.ucr.edu

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of cognitive science, bioethics.

Profile

Rotem’s primary interests surround the intersection of philosophy and empirical studies of the mind and brain. More recently, her research has focused on memory; i.e. it’s effects on autonomy (especially in addiction), as well as its relationship to imagination, intuition, dreaming and hallucination.

John Green

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BA from Wheaton College in Massachusetts 2015

Areas of Interest

19 and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Existentialism, and Nietzsche.

Daniel Green

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Nietzsche, Existentialism, Philosophy of Language, Metaphilosophy

Marie Evanston

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Tristan de Liege

tristan de liegeEducation
B.A., Political Science, Philosophy –  University of California, Davis 2013
M.A., Philosophy – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2015
Contact Information

tdeli001@ucr.edu

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Action, Moral Psychology, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Metaethics

Profile

Tristan has a broad interest in issues related to ethics, including questions about free will and moral responsibility. He is especially interested in contemporary virtue ethical approaches, and this relates to his interests in Aristotle, Plato, and the Stoics. He is also interested in ethical naturalism in metaethics and also in recent attempts to ground normativity in the nature of action.