Ontology of Mind
Universals and Particulars
Evil and Design
Objects in Space and Time
Truthmaking and Fundamentality
Metaphysics of Theism
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Space and Time
Early Modern Philosophy
Faith and Reason
Science and Religion
Introduction to Philosophy
God, Evil, and Evidence
Evolution and Religion
Introduction to Ethics
Visiting Lecturer (2-week intensive graduate courses)
Science and Religion Tsinghua University, Beijing
Aspects of Responsibility Central European University, Budapest
PhD Thesis Director
- James Edwards, “Justification as Intra-Personal Argumentation,” 1999.
- Karen Brown, “Unthought-of Possibilities and the Sources of Belief,” 2002.
- Brian Morton, “Ineffability and Self-Refutation: Non-Monotonic Logic in the Thought of Pseudo-Dionysius, Sextus Empiricus, and the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita,” 2003.
- Jennifer Wolsing, “Free at Last: A Libertarian Defense of Free Will,” 2005.
- Kevin Kimble, “Phenomenal Character and Intentional Content: A Non-reductive Proposal,” 2006.
- Jonathan Jacobs, “Causal Powers: A Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysic,” 2007.
- Georg Theiner, “The Extended Mind,” 2008.
- Jaeho Lee, “Humean Supervenience and Humean Theories of Scientific Explanation,” 2010.
- John Ross Churchill, “Causal Exclusion and the Nature of the Mental,” 2010.
- Allen Gehring, “Truthmaker Theory and Its Applications,” 2012
- Philip Woodward, “Towards a Theory of Mental Content” 2015
- Tufan Kiymaz, “Phenomenal Knowledge of Physics Facts: What Mary Didn’t Know About Physicalism” (co-chair) 2017
- Hao Hong, “Truthmaking and Identity” in progress (2018)
- David Fisher, “Loosen Up: Logical Tools for Metaphysics” in progress
- Nicholas Montgomery, “Ontology and Arbitrariness” in progress
- Tim Leisz, “Ontic Indeterminacy and Material Composition” in progress
- Harrison Waldo, “Testimonial Injustice” in progress
* Examiner of 5 international PhD theses
Undergraduate Honors Thesis Supervisor
- Brian Sweeney, “‘Common Sense’ and the Theory of Knowledge,” 1996.
- Benjamin Singer, “Complete Liberation: The Sacred Biography of Tibetan Buddhist Master Gyalwang Lama Karma Lobsang,” 1999.
- Hong Yu Wong, “Making Sense of Multiple Realizability,” 2001.
- Paul Weaver, “A More Robust Understanding of Basicality,” 2001.
- Eric Charles, “Material Composition,” 2005.
- Matthew Laird, “The Evolution of Freedom,” 2006.
- Derrick Murphy, “The Problem of Universals,” 2007.
- Christopher Austin, “Essentialism,” 2008.
- Laura Frances Goins, “Faith and Sensibility,” 2011
- Michael Thomas, “Aristotle and Aquinas: Why Can’t We Be Friends (with God)?,” 2012
- Faiz Kidwai, “The Problem of Divine Hiddenness” 2013
- Erica Ridderman, “Free Will and the Possibility of Eternal Separation from God” 2014
- Nicholas Hartman, “Aquinas on Malice” 2015
- Dane Kirchoff-Foster, “The Limits of Just War Theory” 2017