Recent Placements

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2015

Michael Deem
Norms and Nature: Engagements between Ethical Theory and the Biological Sciences
Robert Audi, Grant Ramsey
Initial Placement: Indiana State Univ. (F16) and one yr. fellowship
            with Kansas City's CMH Genome Center 
Current Placement:  Indiana State Univ. (F16) and one yr. fellowship
            with Kansas City's CMH Genome Center 

Naomi Fisher
Kant, Schelling, and a New Philosophy of Nature
Karl Ameriks, Fred Rush
Initial Placement:  Clark University (F16)
Current Placement:  

Robert Gustin
Kant’s Argument for the Transcendental Ideality of Time
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: Non-academic
Current Placement: Non-academic

Scott Hagaman
Content and Justification: Prospects for Epistemological Rationalism
Robert Audi
Initial Placement:  Non-academic
Current Placement: Non-academic

Daniel Immerman
Now That’s a No-Know! The Best Argument for External World Skepticism
Ted Warfield
Initial Placement:  Notre Dame, Arts and Letters Postdoc (F15)
Current Placement: Notre Dame, Arts and Letters Postdoc (F15)

Ryan Kemp
On the Possibility of Radical Ethical Transformation: med stadigt Hensyn til Kierkegaard
Fred Rush
Initial Placement:  Wheaton College, tenure track (F15) 
Current Placement: Wheaton College, tenure track (F15) 

Daniel Sportiello
The Primacy of the Practical in the History of Philosophy
David Solomon
Initial Placement:  Santa Clara University, renewable visiting (F15) 
Current Placement: Santa Clara University, renewable visiting (F15) 


2014

Beau Branson
The Logical Problem of the Trinity
Richard Cross
Initial Placement: Non-academic
Current Placement: Asst. Professor Kazakh-British University  (F15)

Manuela Fernandez-Pinto
Learning from Ignorance: Agnotology's Challenge to Philosophy of Science
Janet Kourany
Initial Placement:  3 yr. Postdoc, University of Helsinki (F14)
Current Placement: Univ. de los Andes in Bogota, tenure track (S16)

Amelia Hicks
Moral Particularism: The Nonexistence of Moral Principles and the Nature of Proper Moral Deliberation 
Michael DePaul
Initial Placement: Visiting Asst. Professor, Kansas State University (F13)
Current Placement: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Kansas State University,   (S15)
 

Matthew Lee
Belief, Doubt, and Confidence: A Threshold Account
Robert Audi, Michael DePaul
Initial Placement: Berry College, tenure track (F14)
Current Placement: Berry College, tenure track (F14)
 

Charles Pence
Chance in Evolutionary Theory: Fitness, Selection, and Genetic Drift in Philosophical and Historical Perspective
Grant Ramsey
Initial Placement: Louisiana State University, tenure track (F14)
Current Placement: Louisiana State University, tenure track (F14)

Anne Peterson
Hylomorphism in Aristotle’s Metaphysics: Constituent Ontology without Derivitave Diversification
Michael Loux
Initial Placement: University of Utah, tenure track (F14)
Current Placement: University of Utah, tenure track (F14)

Bradley Rettler
Grounding Truthmaking
Michael Rea
Initial Placement: Baylor University, 3 yr. postdoc (F14)  
Current Placement: Baylor University, 3 yr. postdoc (F14)  

Amy Seymour
ABD
Michael Rea
Initial Placement:  Fordham University, tenure track (F14)
Current Placement:  Fordham University, tenure track (F14)
 

2013

Natalia Baeza 
Contradiction, Critique, and Dialectic in Adorno
Fred Rush
Intial Placement: Postdoctural Fellow, University of Florence, Italy (F12)
Current Placement: Postdoctural Fellow, University of Florence, Italy

Kenneth Boyce
Towards a Fictionalist Nominalism
Michael Rea
Intial Placement: University of Missouri, tenure track (F13)
Current Placement: University of Missouri, tenure track  

Isaac Choi
Expertise: Its Nature and Appraisal
Ted Warfield
Initial Placement: None (F13)
Current Placement:  Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut (F16)

Eric Hagedorn
The Language of Scientia: Ocham’s Mental Language as the Subject Matter of Aristotelian Science
Richard Cross
Initial Placement:  St. Norbert’s Teaching Fellow, 3 yr. renewable
Current Placement:  St. Norbert’s, tenure track (F14)

Graham Leach-Krouse
Conceptions of Absolute Provability 
Michael Detlefsen, Tim Bays, Paul Larson
Initial Placement: Kansas State, tenure track (F13)
Current Placement:  Kansas State, tenure track 

Aaron Segal
Hume-Inspired Metaphysics
Alvin Plantinga and Peter van Inwagen
Initial Placement: Yeshiva University, tenure track (F13)
Current Placement:  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, tenure track (F16)

Alexander Skiles
Getting Grounded: Essays in the Metaphysics of Fundamentality
Michael Rea
Initial Placement: University of Geneva,Switzerland, postdoc (F12)
Current Placement: University of Neuchâtel,Switzerland, 3 yr. postdoc (F14)

Joshua Tepley
Being in Heidegger’s Being and Time
Gary Gutting
Initial Placement: Saint Anselm College, visiting (F12)
Current Placement: Saint Anselm College, tenure track (F14)

2012

Alex Arnold 
An Essay on Evidence
Ted Warfield
Intial Placement: Templeton Foundation, non-academic (F12)
Current Placement: Templeton Foundation, non-academic

Andrew Bailey
Person and Animal
Alvin Plantinga, Michael Rea
Intial Placement: Notre Dame, Arts and Letters Postdoc 
Current Placement: Yale-NUS College, tenure track  (F12)

Karen Chan 
The Conclusion to the Practical Syllogism: A Comparison of the Aristotelian-Thomistic and Contemporary Analytic Traditions
David Solomon
Intial Placement: St. Patrick's Seminary & University, regular faculty (S2013)
Current Placement: St. Patrick's Seminary & University, regular faculty  

Daniel Hicks
Scientific Practices and their Social Context
Don Howard
Intial Placement: Notre Dame Arts and Letters Postdoc (F12)
Current Placement:  Fellowship with the EPA (F15)

Lorraine Juliano Keller
Whence Structured Propositions
Marian David
Intial Placement:  did not seek
Current Placement:  Niagara University, adjunct professor

Richard Kim
The Nature of Well-Being: Towards a Defense of Aristotelian Perfectionsim
David Solomon
Intial Placement:  City University of Hong Kong, 5 yr. Postdoc (F12)
Current Placement:  Saint Louis University, 3 yr. Postdoc (F15)  

Lee Mayo (HPS)
Simulation and Replication: How Digital Computer Simulations Serve as Scientific Experiments
Don Howard
Intial Placement:   did not find
Current Placement:  Lipscomb University, visiting (F13)

Thomas Mulherin
The Antinomy of Musical Meaning
Fred Rush
Intial Placement:  Georgetown, 1 yr. visiting (F12)
Current Placement:  Georgetown, 1 yr. visiting (F12)

Bryan Pilkington
The Problem of Human Dignity
David Solomon
Intial Placement:  Notre Dame teaching Postdoc (F12)
Current Placement:   Aquinas College, tenure track (F13)

Christopher Porter
Mathematical and Philosophical Perspectives on Algorithmic Randomness
Michael Detlefsen, Curtis Franks, Peter Cholak 
Intial Placement: NSF research fellowship in Paris, France, 2 yr. (F12)  
Current Placement:  Assistant Professor, Drake University

Luke Potter
The Incarnate Word: Philosophical Essays on the Christian  Doctrine of Scripture
Intial Placement: Center for Philosophy of Religion, Notre Dame (F2012)
Current Placement: Non-academic

Jennifer Rodriguez
The Ethics of War and Peace: From Pacifism to Crusade and In Between
David Solomon
Intial Placement:  Notre Dame, adjunct asst. professor (F12)
Current Placement:  Notre Dame, adjunct asst. professor 

Iulian Toader
Objectivity Sans Intelligibility: Hermann Weyl’s Symbolic Constructivism
Michael Detlefsen, Don Howard
Intial Placement:  Marie Curie Int'l Research fellowship, 3 yrs at U of Bucharest, Romania (S12)
Current Placement:  Marie Curie Int'l Research fellowship, 3 yrs at U of Bucharest, Romania (S12)

2011

Barham, James
Teleological Realism in Biology
Philip Sloan
Initial Placement: None
Current Placement; None

Boeninger, Brian
Partial Freedom and Degrees of Moral Responsibility: The Metaphysics of Influence and Libertarianism
Thomas Flint
Initial Placement:  Providence University, Visiting (F11)
Current Placement:  Providence University Visiting

Brown, Claire
Supererogation for a Virtue Ethicist
W. David Solomon
Initial Placement: Bridgewater State College, tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Asbury College, tenure track (F11)

Crull, Elise
Quantum Decoherence and Interlevel Relations
Don Howard
Initial Placement: St. Andrew’s University, 3 year post-doc (F11)
Current Placement:  City College, CUNY, tenure track (F14)

Korkut-Raptis, Buket
The Narrative Nature of Ethical Discourse
David Solomon
Initial Placement:  Notre Dame, post-doc, 1 year (F11)
Current Placement: Muğla University (Turkey), Tenure Track (S12)

Miller, Jason
Subjectivity in Hegel’s Aesthetics
Karl Ameriks, Fred Rush
Initial Placement: Rice University, visiting (F11)
Current Placement: Warren Wilson College, tenure track

Morris, Dolores Griffin
Physical Dualism and the Mind-Body Problem
Alvin Plantinga
Initial Placement: University of South Florida, visiting
Current Placement:  University of South Florida, visiting

Schwenkler (Smith), Angela
Prolegomena to a Kantian Theory of Moral Judgment
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: Mount Saint Mary’s University, Adjunct and tenure track
Current Placement: Florida State University, Adjunct (F13)

Thames, Bradley
History, Contingency, and Virtue
W. David Solomon
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, post-doc, 1 year (F11)
Current Placement: Ashford University, permanent position F13

Vande Wall, Holly
Philosophical Assumptions in U.S. Environmental and Public Health Policy: A Case Study of the Clean Water Act
Vaughn McKim
Initial Placement: Boston College, visiting (F11)
Current Placement: Boston College, visiting

Walsh, Sean
Arithmetical Knowledge and Arithmetical Definability: Four Studies
Michael Detlefsen, Peter Cholak
Initial Placement: Birkbeck, University of London, Post-doc
Current Placement: Associate Professor (tenured), University of California, Irvine    

Wicks, Peter
Everything is What It Is: Ethical Theory and the Language of Judgment
David Solomon
Initial Placement: Princeton, postdoc (F10)
Current Placement: Villanova, fellow (F11-S15)

2010

DiQuattro, David
Learning to Speak: A Prelude to an Augustinian Conception of Practical Reason
Michael DePaul
Initial Placement: Grove City College, tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Grove City College, tenure track

Megan Halteman-Zwart
What Simple Description....Can Never Grasp: Heidegger and the Plato of Myth
Stephen Watson
Initial Placement: St. Mary’s College (IN) visiting (F09)
Current Placement: St. Mary’s College (IN) tenure track (F11)

Keller, John
Telling the Whole Truth: The Role of Paraphrase in Philosophical Inquiry
Peter van Inwagen
Initial Placement: Niagara University, tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Niagara University, tenure track

Rasmussen, Joshua
What Propositions Correspond To and how They Do It
Peter van Inwagen
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, 2 year Sorin Post-doc (F10)
Current Placement: Asuza Pacific University, tenure track (F13)

Reed, Philip
The Virtue of Vanity in Hume’s Moral Theory
David Solomon
Initial Placement: Canisius College, tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Canisius College, tenure track

Rosato, Jennifer
Opening Oneself to an Other: Sarte’s and Levinas’ Phenomenological Ethics
Gary Gutting
Initial Placement: St. Thomas University (MN), tenure track (F10)
Current Placement: Mount St. Mary's, tenure track (F13)

Watkins, Brian
Good Taste: Pleasure and Practice in Kant’s Critique of Aesthetic Judgment
Karl Ameriks, Anja Jauernig
Initial Placement: Duke University, Writing Program, 3 year visiting (F10)
Current Placement: Non-academic position (F13)

2009

Baldwin, Jason
A Social Requirement Theory of Moral Obligation
Michael DePaul
Initial Placement: Did not seek academic employment
Current Placement: Did not seek academic employment

Frost, Gloria
Thomas Aquinas on Necessary Truths about Contingent Beings
Alfred Freddoso
Initial Placement: University of St. Thomas (MN), tenure track (F09)
Current Placement: University of St. Thomas (MN), tenure track

Garcia, Robert
Nominalist Contituent Ontologies: A Development and Critique
Michael Loux
Initial Placement: Texas A&M Universtiy, tenure track (F09)
Current Placement: Texas A&M Universtiy, tenure track

Hain, Raymond
Practically Virtuous: Instrumental Practical Reasoning and the Virtues
Ralph McInerny and David Solomon
Initial Placement: Catholic University of America, 1 year visiting (F09)
Current Placement: Providence University, tenure track (F11)

Hebbeler, James
Critical Belief in the Unconditioned: Kant’s Antinomy as a Positive Response to Skepticism about Reason
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: St. Joseph’s University, tenure track (F09)
Current Placement: St. Joseph’s University

Jech, Alexander
Wholehearted Love: An Augustinian Reconstruction of Frankfurt
David O'Connor
Initial Placement: University of Virginia, post-doc, 2 years (F09)
Current Placement: University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, 2 yr. visiting (F12)

King, Nathan
The Epistemology of Disagreement: Puzzles, Solutions, and Applications
Ted Warfield and Robert Audi
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, Sorin Post-doc, 2 years (F09)
Current Placement: Whitworth College, tenure track (F10)

Mihut, Cristian
Diachronic Agency and Narrative Understanding
David Solomon
Initial Placement: Bethel College (IN), tenure track
Current Placement:  Bethel College (IN)

Zepeda, Joseph
The Problem of the Vacuum in the Rationalist Tradition
Karl Ameriks, Anja Jauernig
Initial Placement: St. Mary’s (CA), tenure track (F09)
Current Placement: St. Mary’s (CA)

2008

Fogel, Brandon
Epistemolgy of a Theory of Everything: Weyl, Einstiein, and the Unification of Physics
Don Howard
Initial Placement: Harper Fellow, University of Chicago, 4 year post-doc (F08)
Current Placement: Harper Fellow, University of Chicago

Jensen, Jennifer
The Grounding Objection to Molinism
Thomas Flint
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, Adjunct (F08)
Current Placement: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Adjunct Instructor (S11)

Khawaja, Irfan
Foundationalism and the Foundations of Ethics
David Solomon
Initial Placement: 
Current Placement: Felician College, tenure track 

Morris, Michael
The Unity of Identity and Difference as the Ontological Basis of Hegel’s Social and Political Philosophy
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: Post-Doctoral Research Appointment – Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (F08)
Current Placement: University of South Florida, tenure track, (F10)

Pitts, James Brian
General Covariance, Artifcial Gauge Freedom, and Empirical Equivalence
Don Howard
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, Sorin Post-doc, 2 year (F08)
Current Placement: Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Cambridge (F13)

2007

Green, Jeffrey
Work for a New Theory of Modality
Michael Rea, Peter van Inwagen
Initial Placement: Wheaton College, visiting (F07)
Current Placement: Houston Baptist, tenure track (F09)

McKaughan, Daniel
Toward a Richer Vocabulary for Epistemic Attitudes: Mapping the Landscape of Cognitive Attitudes
Don Howard
Initial Placement: Notre Dame, Sorin Post-doc, 2 year (F07)
Current Placement: Boston College, tenure track (F08)

Walsh, Sean
Modern Moral Theory and the Indeterminacy Objection to Aristotelian Virtue Ethics
Karl Ameriks and David Solomon
Initial Placement: University of Minnesota, Duluth, tenure track (F07)
Current:  : University of Minnesota, Duluth, tenure track

2006

Biddle, Justin
Socializing Science: On the Epitemic Sginificance of the Institutional Context of Science
Don Howard
Initial Placement: Post-Doctoral Appointment, Bielefeld University (F06)
Current Placement: Georgia Tech School of Public Policy (F09)

Botham, Thad
Rendering Free Will Intelligible: A Defense of Agent-Causation
Thomas Flint and Alvin Plantinga
Initial Placement: Valparaiso University, Visiting (F06)
Current Placement: Arizona State University, lecturer

Coffman, Eldon Franklin Jr.
An Essay on the Logic of Warrant
Alvin Plantinga and Ted Warfield
Initial Placement:  Notre Dame, post-doctoral appointment (F06)
Current Placement: University of Tennessee, tenure track (F07)

Green, Christopher
The Epistemic Parity of Testimony, Memory, and Perception
Michael DePaul and Alvin Plantinga
Initial Placement: University of Mississippi School of Law tenure track (F06)
Current Placement: University of Mississippi School of Law

Huff, Benjamin
Friendship and the Shared Life of Virtue
David O'Connor
Initial Placement: Randolph-Macon College, tenure track (F06)
Current Placement: Randolph-Macon College, tenured

Jensen, Mark Nathan
A Theory of Civil Society
Paul Weithman
Initial Placement: Hope College – 2 year visiting (F06)
Current Placement: United States Air Force Academy, tenure track (F10)

Kennedy, Matthew John
Second Naivete: Essays on the Structure of Experience
Michael Loux and Leopold Stubenberg
Initial Placement: University of Nottingham, tenure track (F06)
Current Placement: non-academic

Ostaric, Lara
Between Insight and Judgment: Kant’s Conception of Genius and its Fate in German Idealism
Karl Ameriks
Initial Placement: Saint Michael’s College (Vermont) tenure track (F06)
Current Placement:  Temple University, tenure track (F12)

Shrader, Warren
The Metaphysics of Ontological Emergence
Alvin Plantinga and Ted Warfield
Initial Placement:  Indiana University South Bend tenure track (F06)
Current Placement: Indiana University South Bend

 

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