Student Professional Successes
Opportunities for professional success abound at UCR. While still working toward the Ph.D our department's graduate students have authored or co-authored papers that have been published (or are forthcoming) in the following journals: The Philosophical Review, The Philosophical Quarterly, Nous, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Philosophical Studies, The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Religious Studies, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, The Pluralist, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Philosophical Psychology, Faith and Philosophy, Thought, Hume Studies, Journal of the History of Philosophy and Philosophical Papers. In several instances students have had papers accepted for publication before formally advancing to candidacy. In addition to these journal publications, a few of our graduate students have co-edited or contributed to anthologies published by Routledge Press and Oxford University Press.
Specific citations of UCR student’s papers accepted for publication (prior to receiving their Ph.D.)
“The Truth About Tracing” (with John Martin Fischer), Noûs, Vol. 43, No. 3, (September 2009): 531-556.
“Re-Reading Nelson Pike’s ‘Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action’’” (with John Martin Fischer and Patrick Todd), Philosophical Papers, Vol. 38, No. 2, (July 2009): 247-270.
“A Problem for Guidance Control” (with Patrick Todd), The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 233, (October 2008): 685-692.
“Exploring Evil and Philosophical Failure: A Critical Notice of Peter van Inwagen’s The Problem of Evil” (with John Martin Fischer), Faith and Philosophy, Vol. 24, No. 4, (October 2007): 458-474.
“The Hybrid Nature of Promissory Obligation”, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 35, No. 3, (Summer 2007): 203-232.
“Simples and the Possibility of Discrete Space”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 84, No. 1, (March 2006): 117-128.
“The Truth About Freedom: A Reply to Merricks”, (with John Martin Fischer), The Philosophical Review, Vol. 120, No. 1 (January 2011): 97 - 115.
“Manipulation”, forthcoming in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics.
“A New Approach to Manipulation Arguments”, Philosophical Studies, Vol. 152, No. 1 (January 2011): 127-133.
“Geachianism”, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion (Volume III), ed. Jonathan Kvanvig. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011): Ch. 11, pp. 222 - 251. The paper develops Geach's (neglected) views on the mutability of the future.
“Re-reading Nelson Pike's 'Divine Omniscience and Voluntary Action'' (with John Martin Fischer and Neal Tognazzini), Philosophical Papers, Vol. 38, No. 2 (July 2009): 247-270.
“A Problem for Guidance Control”, (with Neal Tognazzini),The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 233 (October 2008): 685-692.
“Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Mechanisms: Experiments on Folk Intuitions” Midwest Studies in Philosophy XXXI (2007)
“Ethicists Courtesy at Philosophy Conferences”, Philosophical Psychology (forthcoming)
“An Outline of Blame” in Blame its Nature and Norms, Oxford University Press
“Strategic Philanthropy as R&D in Social Sector and ICT Firm Partnerships,” in CORE: The Potential of CSR to contribute to the implementation and integration of EU strategies, a special issue of the Corporate Social Responsibility Working Paper Series, coordinated by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), December 2006, CSR Paper 9. 31 pages
“Plausibility, Manipulation, and Fischer and Ravizza”, Southern Journal of Philosophy 44:2, (2006): 173-192.
"Alternative Possibilities and the Free Will Defence," Religious Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 33:3 (Sept. 1997): 267-286.
“Environmental Pragmatism and Environmental Ethics as Contested Terrain,” with E. Katz, introduction to Environmental Pragmatism, eds. A Light and E. Katz (London: Routledge Press, 1996), pp. 1-18
Forthcoming paper in Philosophical Studies
“Dewey’s Naturalistic Mysticism,” The Pluralist (3:3) 2008
“Hume and the Limits of Benevolence” Hume Studies 28 ((November 2002): 271-95
“Sympathy and Benevolence in Hume's Moral Psychology,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (July 2004): 261-75