Young Koh

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B.A., Philosophy, UC Berkeley
M.A., Philosophy, UC Riverside
J.D., Chapman University School of Law

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Areas of Interest

Kant, Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Race and Gender

Carlo Palombo

B.A., Economics and Social Sciences, Universita’ Bocconi, Italy, 2002
M.A., Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, 2013
Areas of Interest
19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Social and Critical Theory

David Shope


B.A., Philosophy, Guilford College, NC, 2009
M.A., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI  2013

Areas of Interest

Agency (especially diachronic agency), Ethics, the normativity of content, Pedagogy, Kierkegaard, German idealism, and 20th century French philosophy.

Andrew Law


B.A., Philosophy, Western Washington University, WA, 2013

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Deborah Nelson


B.A., Philosophy & English Literature, Austin Peay State University, TN, 2012
M.A. Philosophy, Brandeis University, MA, 2014

Areas of Interest

Metaethics, History of Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Action

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Jeremy Pober


B.A., Philosophy, Haverford College, PA, 2004

M.A, Philosophy, University of Maryland (College Park), MD, 2008

M.A., Philosophy, San Francisco State University, 2014

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychiatry


Broadly construed, Jeremy is interested in how the psychological basis of behavior relates to issues in action and agency theory. More specifically, he does work in the philosophy of psychology and psychiatry on natural kinds, psychological explanation, and the nature of mental illness. He also works in the philosophy of action and agency on issues in responsibility, self-control and autonomy, especially as they relate to mental illness, but also on theories of these concepts more generally. Additionally, Jeremy has interests in philosophy of mind in mental causation, the metaphysics of mental states, and reductive accounts of the mental. He occasionally dabbles in social ontology, causal theories of meaning, and general issues in the philosophy of science, as well as American Pragmatism and the history of analytic philosophy.

“Addiction is Not a Natural Kind” (2013) Frontiers in Psychiatry 4, 123.

“Is Addiction a Heterogeneous Condition? Reflections on Pickard’s ‘The Purpose in Chronic Addiction.'” (2012) American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience 3(2) 52-54.

In Progress (Inquire for Draft):

“Reasons-Responsiveness and Responsibility-Mitigating Factors”

“What (Psychologically Constructed) Emotions Really Are”

Sam Richards


B.A. St. John’s College (NM), Liberal Arts, 2009

M.A. Georgia State University, Philosophy, 2013

Areas of interest

Post-Kantian European Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy (esp. Adam Smith), Metaphysics, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind


Micaela Quintana


B.A. Philosophy, Whitman College, 2009

Areas of Interest

Mica is interested primarily in metaethics, although she is also interested in phenomenology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of religion. She is drawn especially to the contributions of Plato,  Kant, Nietzche, Heidegger and Wittgenstein to these topics but is also interested in joining in contemporary discussions in these areas.

Maxwell McCoy


B.A., Philosophy/Political Science, Drury University, MO, 2012

Areas of Interest

19th and 20th century European philosophy, selfhood, moral responsibility, normativity and ethics

Taylor Cyr


Florida State University

M.A. Philosophy, May 2013

B.A. Philosophy, Dec. 2010, Summa Cum Laude

B.A. Religion, Dec. 2010, Summa Cum Laude

Areas of Interest

Metaphysics, Ethics, Religion, Action, Mind, Logic


Taylor is primarily interested in issues pertaining to free will and moral responsibility. Some of his research has focused on luck-related worries for free will, both for compatibilist and for libertarian accounts. He also enjoys studying other topics in metaphysics, especially personal identity. For more information, visit Taylor’s website.