Samuel Pell

Cornell University, BA

Purdue University, MA

I graduated from Cornell University in 2013 with bachelor's degrees in chemistry and classics, after which I taught chemistry and Latin for six years at a Catholic high school in Virginia.  My attempts to teach atomic theory to my students strengthened my interest in philosophy of mind and the metaphysics of quantum objects.  I began my formal training in philosophy in 2020, with a master's degree at Purdue University.  I continued on for my PhD at Notre Dame, starting in the fall of 2022.  My research mainly focuses on Aquinas' account of the development of cognition, particularly his explanation of why we often find it difficult to articulate what we know.

Research Interests

Medieval Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind

Curriculum Vitae