PhD Placement Record: 2010-2019

The Department of Philosophy aims to keep detailed records of the careers of our alumni,  but our information is not always complete. If you have any information to share about where our alumni are today, or if you are an alumnus yourself and wish to have your current position updated on this page, please contact Mary Frances Ellison.

(TT) = tenure track or equivalent
(T) = tenured or equivalent
(P) = post-doc or fellowship
(V) = visiting assistant professor, lecturer, adjunct or equivalent
YearNameDissertation TitleSupervisor(s)Current PositionFirst Position
2019Carter, ElliotPerceiving Temporal StructuresMatthen, MohanUniversity of Toronto, Scarborough (V)
2019Wurst, MatthewFree Will in Malebranche and LeibnizRozemond, MarleenUniversity of Texas School of Law (JD student)
2019Henry, AaronAn Agent of Attention: An Inquiry into the Source of Our ControlDickie, Imogen
University of British Columbia (V)University of British Columbia (P)
2019Moosavi, ParisaFrom Function to Flourishing: Neo-Aristotelian Ethics and the Science of LifeTenenbaum, Sergio
, and Walsh, Denis
York University (TT)
2019Szlachta, MichaelA Defense of Intellectualism: Will, Intellect, and Control in Late 13th Century PhilosophyPickavé, Martin
St. Francis Xavier University (TT)University of Toronto, St. George (V)
2018Garner, Renaud-PhilippeAllons Enfants de la Patrie: An Analysis and Defence of Patriotism and the Social Self
Clark, Phil, and Hurka, ThomasUniversity of British Columbia (Okanagan) (TT)University of Colorado Boulder (V)
2018Davis, JeremyNational Partiality and WarHurka, ThomasUniversity of Georgia (TT)United States Military Academy at West Point (V)
2018Pikkert, OwenLeibniz and the Principle of Sufficient ReasonRozemond, MarleenUniversity of Toronto, Mississauga (V)University of Toronto, St. George (V)
2018Zylstra, StephenThe Immanent Causation in Spinoza and ScholasticismRozemond, MarleenUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (V)
2018Mathison, EricAsymmetries and Ill-BeingHurka, ThomasUniversity of Lethbridge (V)Baylor College of Medicine (P)
2018Bryant, RachelTragic Moral Conflict and Endangered Species RecoveryWalsh, Denis, and Sumner, WayneUniversity of Toronto, Scarborough (V)
2018Hooley, DanielThe Political Status of Nonhuman AnimalsHurka, Thomas, Mullin, Amy, and Sumner, WayneSimon Fraser University (V)
2018Smith, SeanThe Affective Point of View: Cross-Cultural
Philosophical Investigation of Embodiment, Feeling, and Consciousness
Thompson, EvanUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa (TT)
2017Murray, AdamPerspectives on Modal MetaphysicsHellie, Benj and Wilson, JessicaUniversity of Manitoba (TT)University of Toronto, St George (V)
2017Stump, JacobSocratic Method and Moral MotivationBarney, RachelUniversity of Toronto, Scarborough (V)University of Toronto, St. George (V)
2017Thoma, JohannaAdvice for the Steady: Decision Theory and the Requirements of Instrumental RationalityTenenbaum, SergioLondon School of Economics (TT)
2017Cooper-Simpson, CharlieThe Idealism of Life: Hegel and Kant on the Ontology of Living IndividualsComay, RebeccaUniversity of Toronto, St George (V)
2017Brandt, JoshuaThe Ethics of Enmity: Partiality's Negative Analogue Hurka, ThomasUniversity of Toronto, Scarborough (V)
2016Wald, BenjaminJudging the Guise of Good by Its FruitTenenbaum, SergioOntario Ministry of Health, Senior Policy Advisor University of Toronto, St George (V)
2016Fortney, MarkThe Attentive MindRattan, GurpreetUniversity of Toronto, UTM (V)University of Toronto Scarborough (V)
2016Howton, RobertAristotle's Case for Perceptual KnowledgeWhiting, JenniferKoç University (TT)University of Pittsburgh (P)
2016 Payton, JonathanThe Metaphysics of Negative ActionTenenbaum, Sergio, and Wilson, JessicaBilkent University (TT)University of Toronto, St. George (V)
2016Reece, BryanThe Ontology, Etiology, and Moral Psychology of Action: Aristotle and TodayGerson, LloydUniversity of Arkansas (TT)University of Toronto, St. George (V)
2016Alford-Duguid, DominicGetting Properties in MindDickie, ImogenUniversity of British Columbia (TT)King's College London (P)
2015Irving, ZacharyMind-Wandering is Unguided AttentionRaffman, Diana, and Thompson, EvanUniversity of Virginia (TT)University of California, Berkeley (P)
2015Davies, JamesHow to Refer to Abstract ObjectsDickie, Imogen, and Kremer, PhilipUniversity of Toronto, St George (V)
2015Emmett, KelinKant's Hypothetical ImperativeTenenbaum, SergioMcGill University (P)
2015Bermudez-Rey, Juan Pablo Automaticity and Control in Human ActionKingwell, MarkUniversity of Neuchâtel (P)
Universidad Externado de Columbia (V)
2015 Suarez, DavidThinking Nature: Towards a Phenomenological
Thompson, EvanUniversity of Toronto, St George (V)
University of California, Berkeley (P,V)
2015Drummond, IanJohn Duns Scotus on the Role of the Moral VirtuesKing, PeterSelf-employed translator, copyeditor, proofreader
2015Devlin RussellA Developmental Theory of IntentionClark, PhilUniversity of Buffalo (V)University of Toronto Mississauga (V)
2015Piercy, BelindaDisagreement About Beauty: The Role of the Plural First PersonRattan, Gurpreet and Sedivy, SoniaUniversity of Toronto, St. George (V)
2015Bonello, Alessandro Aristotle on SpontaneityWhiting, JenniferUniversity of Pittsburgh (P)
2015Embry, BrianTruth and Truthmaking in 17th- Century
Pickave, MartinSoftware Engineer, Google Inc., Boulder, COUniversity of Toronto, St George (V)
2015Costello, WillieFrom Causes to Forms: The Phaedo and the
foundations of Platonic metaphysics
Barney, RachelUniversity of Toronto, St. George (P)Stanford University (P)
2014Roelofs, LukeCombining MindsSeager, William E.Australian National University (P)
2014Kriegstein, Hasko vonShaping the World in One's ImageHurka, ThomasRyerson University (TT)Ryerson University (P)
2014Dosanjh, RanpalA Defense of Reductive PhysicalismWilson, JessicaIowa State University (TT)
2014Kühle, Lana Embodiment and Subjectivity: the Origins of Bodily SelfAwareness
E. ThompsonIllinois State University (TT)
2014Horne, L. ChadHealth, Risk and Justice Heath, JosephSUNY Albany (V)Hebrew University, Jerusalem (P)
2014Boyd, Kenneth Epistemically Responsible ActionNagel, JenniferUniversity of Toronto Scarborough (V)Dalhouse University (V)
2014Siebert, Matthew KentKnowing and Trusting: the Medieval Social
Epistemologies of Augustine and Aquinas
King, PeterBelmont Abbey College, NC (TT)St. Louis University (P)
2014Siebert, MichaelPlatonic Recollection and Illumination in Augustine's Early
University of Toronto Mississauga (V)
2014Heney, DianaEthics & Experience: Toward a Pragmatist Ethics
Misak, CherylFordham (TT)Fordham(V)
2014Gelinas, LukeVirtuous Action, Inside and OutHurka, ThomasPetrie-Flom Center-Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research
Ethics, Harvard Law School (P)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (P)
2014Schranz, MarkTowards a Radical Republican Conception of PowerHeath, JosephSeneca College, Student AdviserUniversity of Toronto St George (V)
2014Sinclair, Susan EmmaBeauty and Ethics: Three RelationsSedivy, Sonia, Mullin, AmyUniversity of New Brunswick, English Department (TT)
2014Sommerville, Brooks AlbertPlato, The Hedonist?Barney, RachelHaverford College (V)Colgate University (V)
2013Poyraz, Suzan YaseminMorality of Personal Punishment: Deterrence and RevengeMullin, AmyAET Group Inc. (Environmental Consultants), Waste Management Consultant; Researcher, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
2013Nisenbaum, Karin AlinaFor the Love of Metaphysics: From
the Revolution in Thinking towards the Renewal of Thinking
P. FranksColgate University (TT)Hebrew University, Jerusalem (P)
2013Prettyman, AdrienneAttention and Conscious PerceptionE. ThompsonBryn Mawr College (TT)
2013Arnold, Patricia-AnnReasonable Hope: A Philosophical Counsellor's Approach to Therapy and Post-traumatic StressLange, LyndaTherapist in private practice
2013Repp, Charles BrandonTruth, Justification, and Literary MeritHurka, Thomas, Mullin, AmyLongwood University (TT)University of Toronto at Mississauga (V)
2013Baghai, FarshidThe Epigenesis of Pure Reason: Systematicity in Kant's Critical PhilosophyP. FranksVillanova University (TT)University of Toronto at Mississauga (V)
2013Bruno, AnthonyThe Bounds of Life: The Role of Death in Schelling's Internal Critique of German IdealismP. FranksRoyal Holloway University of London (TT)Universität Bonn, Institut für Philosophie (P)
2013Gofton, Brett TysonAnalysis, Systematicity, and the Transcendental in Hermann Cohen's System of Critical IdealismP. Franks, Giibs, RobertLakehead University, Natural Science, Engineering and Health Research FacilitatorEberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen (V)/Fairfield University (V)
2013Harmer, Adam ChristopherMereological Nihilism: Substance and Matter in Leibniz's MetaphysicsRozemond, MarleenUniversity of California, Riverside (TT)University of Toronto St. George (V)
2013Hunter, Johannes HughBerkeley's BodiesAinslie, DonaldPolicy Analyst (Security), Government of CanadaHumboldt Universität (Germany) (P)/Tyndale University College (V)
2013Pouryousefi, SarehA Normative Model of Professionalization: Implications for Business EthicsHeath, JosephUniversity of Nottingham (UK) (TT)International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (P)
2013Weinrib, JacobAuthority, Justice, and Public Law: A Unified TheoryRipstein, ArthurQueen's University, School of Law (TT)New York University (P)
2013Zylberman, ArielThe Relationship of Right: A Constitutive Vindication of Human RightsRipstein, ArthurSUNY Albany (TT)McGill University (P)/ UCLA (P)
2012Schwebel, Paula Louise Walter Benjamin's MonadologyComay, Rebecca, Gibbs, Robert B.Ryerson University (TT)Duquesne University (V)
2012Browne, Katharine Reason, Evolution, and The Possibility of Cooperation Thompson, PaulLangara College (V)University of Oslo (Norway), Centre for the Study of Mind in
Nature (P)
2012Tal, EranThe Epistemology of Measurement: A Model-based AccountMorrison, MargaretMcGill University (TT)Beilefeld University (Germany) (P)
2012Thierman, StephenVulnerability, Care, Power, and Virtue: Thinking Other
Animals Anew
Morgan, Kathryn, Stefanovic, Ingrid LemanInternational Psychoanalytical Association (London, UK)
2011Sinha, AlexThe Justification of DeontologyHurka, ThomasArnold & Porter, Kaye, Scholer (Associate)NYU School of Law (JD)
2011Beaton, RyanAnti-utilitarians: Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on
Motivation, Agency and the Formation of a Higher Self
Mullin, AmyOntario Court Of Appeal - Law ClerkHarvard Law School (JD)
2011Dimitriu, CristianOdious Debts and Global JusticeRipstein, ArthurGoethe University of Frankfurt (Justitia Amplificata) (P)University of Kansas (V)/University of Guelph (P)
2011Eldred, Kevin James A Phenomenological Analysis of Massively
Multiplayer Online Games
Smith, Cantwell BrianSenior Program Manager - Learning, Engagement & Performance
at Electronic Arts, Vancouver
2011Jimenez, MartaThe Virtues of Shame: Aristotle on the Positive Role of Shame in Moral DevelopmentJ. WhitingEmory University (TT)
2011O`Madagain, CathalThe Public Dimension of MeaningSedivy, SoniaMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
(Germany) (P
University College Dublin (Ireland) (P)
2011Riegel, Nicholas Beauty (τὸ καλόν) and its Relation to the Good in the Works of PlatoGerson, LloydEducator/Consultant: English/Communications/Business (Bern, Switzerland) Universidad di Brasilia (Brazil) (P)
2011Kim, DoilXunxi's Ethical Thought and Moral PsychologyShen, VincentSungkyunkwan University (Seoul) (TT)Institute of Philosophy at Seoul National University (Korea)(V)
2011Howard, Scott Alexander The Normativity of Nonstandard Emotions: An Essay on
Poignancy and Sentimentality
de Sousa, RonaldUniversity of Toronto, St. George (V)Harvard University (P) /University of Toronto Mississauga (V)
2011Likwornik, HelenaBayes Rules - A Bayesian-Intuit Approach to Legal EvidenceRipstein, Arthur, Heath, JosephStaff Lawyer, Ontario Court of Appeal Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (V)
2011MacKay, Douglas PaulPolitical Authority and Distributive JusticeRipstein, ArthurUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (TT)University of Toronto (V)
2011Connolly, KevinThe Role of Concepts in PerceptionMatthen, MohanMinerva Schools at KGI (TT)University of Pennsylvania (P) / Bryn Mawr College (V)
2010Dufner, AnnetteThe Normative Implications of Personal Identity TheoryHurka, ThomasUniversity of Bonn (Germany) (P)
2010Singleton, Bronwyn CorinneFor the First Time - A Phenomenology of VirginityKingwell, MarkSelf-employed writer/editor/trainer/facilitator
2010Millar, Boyd A Defense of SeparatismSeager, William E.Loyola University Chicago (V)University of Buffalo (V)
2010Fulkerson, MatthewThe Sense of TouchMatthen, MohanUC San Diego (TT)University of British Columbia (P)
2010Bader, Daniel W.Platonic Craft and Medical EthicsBarney, RachelPsychotherapy and Mediation (private practice), WaterlooSt. Michael's College (University of Toronto), Faculty of Theology
2010Raponi, SandraThe Global Rule of Law: Between a State of Nature and a World State Heath, JosephMerrimack College (TT)York University (V)
2010Thompson, Samantha Elizabeth Augustine on Suffering and Order: Punishment in ContextInwood, BradArchivist, Peel Art Gallery (Brampton)
2010Ware, OwenKant, Skepticism, and Moral SensibilityFranks, PaulUniversity of Toronto, Mississauga (TT)Simon Fraser University (TT) /Temple University (TT)/ UCLA (P)
2010Richardson, Carolyn Ann Belief & Linguistic AgencyFranks, PaulCollege of the Holy Cross (V)College of the Holy Cross (P)