Alumni

Name Dissertation Title Advisor Placement
2014
Buckman, Christopher Negative Beauty: Ugliness in Kant’s Theory of Taste Carolyn Korsmeyer Adjunct Instructor, University at Buffalo
Duncan, William The Ontology of Computational Artifacts Barry Smith Postdoctoral Associate, SDM Oral Diagnostic Sciences, University at Buffalo
Hicks, Amanda Ampliative Inference and the Principle of Sufficient Reason Neil Williams Instructor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Rivera Berruz, Stephanie The Quest for Recognition: The Case of Latin American Philosophy Jorge J.E. Gracia Assistant Professor, William Patterson University, NJ
Robinson, Juneko The Body Politic: An Existential Ontology of Clothing, Conformity and the Politics of Self-Expression Carolyn Korsmeyer Asylum Attorney, San Francisco
Sackris, David Using Modarisl Terms Epistemically David Braun Instructor of Philosophy, John A. Logan College, Illinois
Taylor, Adam Four-Dimensional and Well-Being David Hershenov Lecturer, North Dakota State Univiversity
Tremblay, Frederic Resemblance Realism: A Theory of Universals Barry Smith
2013
Decker, Brock A Place at the Table: Giving Gustatory Aesthetics its Due Carolyn Korsmeyer Executive Chef, Townline Pub, Grill, and Banquet, Green Bay, WI
Lafrenz, Mark What is a Work of Art?  Intentions, Definitions and the Ontology of Art Carolyn Korsmeyer
Potter, Joel Recollective Pathe: Affectivity and Inquiry in Plato Jiyuan Yu Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage
2012
Compton, Elizabeth A Dispositional Account of Aesthetic Properties Neil Williams & Carolyn Korsmeyer Adjunct Instructor, St. Catherine’s College, MN
Flier, Leonard Care and Flourishing: A Liberal Neo-Aristotelian Ethic of Care Ken Shockley
Pryba, Russell Art, Food and Other Cultural Entities: A Pragmatic Metaphysics Carolyn Korsmeyer Lecturer, Univ. of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff
Spencer, Mark Thomistic Hylomorphism and the Phenomenology of Self-Sensing Jorge J.E. Gracia Assistant Professor, Univ. of St. Thomas, MN
Ullman, Catherine Cultivating Practical Wisdom in the Restoration  of Cultural Artifacts Randall Dipert Information Security Analyst, Univ. at Buffalo
2011
Niswonger, Mark Life at its Edges: A New Ontological Look at the Persistence Conditions for Organisms Barry Smith Adjunct, Brown Mackie College
Palencik, Joseph Noncognitive Affect: A Study of Mind and Emotion Carolyn Korsmeyer Assistant Professor, Muskingum University, New Concord, OH.
2010
Seo, Mingyu From Critical Realism to Meta-Reality: Roy Bhaskar’s Philosophical Evolution from West to East James Lawler
Hartnett, Ryan The Essence of Causation Neil Williams Dean, Division of Arts, Sciences & Professional Studies, Trocaire
Escobar Plagmann, Andrea The Metaphysics of Dementia:  The Intersection of Personal Identity and clinical Ethics David B. Hershenov
Ott, Paul The Politics of the Present: A Relational Theory of the Self as a Basis for Political Theory Kah-Kyung Cho Adjunct, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Chelstrom, Eric Phenomenology and Subjectivity’s Relation to Others, a Phenomenological Contribution to Collective Intentionality Kah-Kyung Cho Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University, MI
Halady, Steven The Reality of Race Against Racial Eliminativism Jorge J. E. Garcia Visiting Assistant Professor, Canisius College
Smith, Susan The Hidden Assumption: The Conflation of Nature and Nurture in the Race  Debate Jorge J.E. Garcia Director, UB Social Sciences Inerdisciplinary Program
Ruhl Rapaport, Elisa Emotion by Proxy: Some Ethical Considerations in the Designation of a Health Care Power of Attorney Carolyn Korsmeyer Associate Professor, Molloy College, Long Island, NY; Department Chair
2009
Spear, Andrew Not by Experience Alone: Toward a Theory of a Priori Justification James Beebe Assistant Professor, Grand Valley Sate University, MI
Rosen-Velasquez, Ernesto The Metaphysics of Latino Identity and its Social and Political Implications Jorge J.E. Garcia Assistant Professor, Univ. of Dayton, OH
Zeccardi, Joseph Arete and Taste: Towards a Virtue-Theoretic Aesthetics Carolyn Korsmeyer Lecturer, Professor St. Mary’s College, Oakland CA
Duffy, Leigh Modal Illusions: Making Sense of the Necessary A Posteriori James Beebe Adjunct, Buffalo State College
Silber-Sweeny, Laurel

 

Interfacing Ethics: The Ethical Relation from Kant to Derrida

 

Kah-Kyung Cho
Novotný, Daniel Beings of Reason: A Study in Scholasticism of the Baroque Era Jorge J.E. Garcia Univ.of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Jang, Misung Aristotle’s Doctrine of the Mean Jiyuan Yu Adjunct faculty, Towson University, MD
Chen, Shi Practical Necessity in Bernard Williams’s Virtue Ethics James Lawler
Arima, Hitoshi Observation, Explanation, and Intuition – Two Arguments Randall Dipert Researcher, Ritsumaikan University, Kyoto
2008
Connolly, Timothy This Moving Being: The Role of Change in Plato Jiyuan Yu Assitant Professor, East Stroudsburg University, PA
Petruzella, Gerol External Goods from Socrates to the Stoics Jiyuan Yu Adjunct, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts;
D’Onofrio, Sandro Aquinas as Representationalist: The Ontology of the Species Intelligibilis Jorge J.E. Garcia Lecturer, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru at the Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya

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