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Submitted by schnell on Thu, 02/08/2007 - 4:26pm

 

The Department offers a job placement service for its PhD recipients.

Placement and career information is included where known.

 

 

2014

Holter, Brandon

 

The Epistemic Significance of Values in Science
Supervisor: Marc Ereshefsky
External Examiner: Heather Douglas (Waterloo)
Currently: Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary 

Nordal, Salvör

Privacy as a Social Concept 
Supervisor: Ann Levey
External Examiner: Trudy Govier (Lethbridge)
Currently: Director, Centre for Ethics, University of Iceland 

 

2013

 

Bagg, Sara 

Sitting in Judgement: Moral Constraints on Judicial Reasoning within the Bounds of Law
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner: Eldon Soifer (Regina)
Currently:  Environmental Lawyer; Associate in the Calgary Office of Miller Thomson

 

2012

 

Anderson, Ardis

Playing by the Rules: A Theory of Embodied Human Rights
Supervisor: Mark Migotti
External Examiner: Roger Shiner (British Columbia)
Currently: Instructor, Philosophy Department, University of Lethbridge 

Dagsson, Jóhannes 

Meaning, Perception, and Works of Art
Supervisor: Jack MacIntosh
External Examiner: Peter Alward (Lethbridge) 

Mansur, Mostofa

Bertrand Russell's Theory of Definite Descriptions: An Examination"
Supervisor: Ali Kazmi
External Examiner: Bernie Linsky (Alberta) 

Payette, Gillman

A Study in the Logic of Institutions
Supervisor: Richard Zach
External Examiner: Allen Hazen (Alberta)
Recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal
Currently: Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University

Pedroso, Makmiller

A Critique of Modern Biological Essentialism
Supervisor: Marc Ereshefsky
External Examiner: John Beatty (British Columbia)
Currently: Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University 

 

2011

 

Guerrero, David

Against Naturalist Conceptions of Health: In Defence of Constrained Normativism
Co-Supervisors:  John Baker and Walter Glannon
External Examiner:  Glenn Griener (Alberta)

Murphy, Matthew

Why Not Be an Amoralist?
Supervisor:  John Baker
External Examiner:  Eldon Soifer (Regina)
Currently:  Sessional Instructor, Mount Royal University, Calgary

Steiner, Michael

An Anti-Realist Theory of Natural Kinds
Supervisor:  Marc Ereshefsky
External Examiner:  Alexander Bird (Bristol)
Currently:  Business Analyst, TransCanada Pipelines

Tanner, Ryan

Reasons, Final Value, and Relative Value
Supervisor:  John Baker
External Examiner:  Emer O'Hagan (Saskatchewan)
Fall 2012:  Law School, University of Toronto

 

2010

 

Dumsday, Travis

Defending an Essentialist Ontology of Kinds, Laws, and Biological Taxa
Supervisor:  Marc Ereshefsky
External Examiner:  Crawford Elder (Connecticut)
Fall 2012:  Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Concordia University College (Edmonton, AB)

Kasaki, Masashi Contextualism and the Reference Class Problem
Supervisor:  Jeremy Fantl
External Examiner:  Jonathan Vogel (Amherst)
Currently:  Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

Strasbourg, Tina

Feminist Hobbesian Contractarianism: A Defense
Supervisor:  Elizabeth Brake
External Examiner:  Ann Cudd (Kansas)

 

2009

Marriott, Chris

Folk Psychology, Cognitive Ethology and Artificial Agents
Co-Supervisors: John Baker, James Parker
External Examiner: Eric Neufeld (Saskatchewan)

Dolgetta, Speranza

 

The Moral Status of Germ Line Gene Manipulation: Practical Considerations
Supervisor:  John Baker
External Examiner:  Elisabeth Gedge (McMaster)
Completed joint MD/PhD at University of Calgary.
Currently:  Medical Residency, Saskatoon

Sager, Alexander

Immigration, Rights, and Equality
Co-Supervisors:  Dennis McKerlie, Kai Nielsen
External Examiner:  Michael Blake (Washington)
Currently:  Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Philosophy, Portland State University (Oregon).

 

2008

Edgar,
Stuart

Deciphering the World: A Study in Schopenhauer's Metaphysics
Supervisor:  Mark Migotti
External Examiner: Chris Janaway (Southampton)
Currently:  Philosophy Instructor, Athabasca University.

Runke, Jennifer 

 

The Ineliminability of Metaphors in Biology
Supervisor:  Marc Ereshefsky
External Examiner:  Richard Boyd (Cornell)
Currently: Attending Law School

Urbaniak, Rafal 

 

Leśniewski's Systems of Logic and Mereology: History and Reevaluation
Supervisor:  Richard Zach
External Examiner: John Kearns (University at Buffalo)
Currently:  Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism, University of Gdańsk (Poland); Associate Researcher, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent University (Belgium). 

 

2007

Fenton, Andrew

Aping the substantive epistemic subject? In search of epistemic equals in the genus Pan
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner: Bruce Hunter (University of Alberta)
Currently: Post-doctoral Fellow (since 2007), Novel Tech Ethics, Dalhousie University
Fall 2011:  Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Philosophy, California State University at Fresno

Kobasigawa, Yoshiki

Meinong Plus
Supervisor:  Ali Kazmi
External Examiner: David Kaplan (UCLA)
Currently:  Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary.

 

2006

Hendrikse, Jesse

Explanation and Inheritance
Supervisor: Marc Ereshefsky
External Examiner: James Griesemer (UC Davis)
Currently: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Community Health Services, University of Calgary

 

2005

Gillis, Marin

The Human Stem Cell Debate and the Commodification of Women: Ethical Considerations
Supervisor: Dennis McKerlie
External Examiner: Elisabeth Gedge (McMaster) 
Currently:  Assistant Professor of Health Care Ethics and Philosophy,  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA.

Janzen, Gregory

The Reflexive Nature of Consciousness
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner: William Seager (Toronto)
Currently:  Attending Law School

Albahari, Miri

The Two-Tiered Illusion of Self
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner: Uriah Kriegel (Arizona)
Currently: Lecturer (tenure-track) at the University of Western Australia

 

2003

Mellow, David

A Critique of Just War Theory
Supervisor: Thomas Hurka, Dennis McKerlie
External Examiner: Jeff McMahan (Rutgers) 

 

2002

Odenbaugh, Jay

Searching for Patterns, Hunting for Causes: A Philosophical Examination of Mathematical Modeling in Theoretical Ecology
Supervisor: Marc Ereshefsky
External Examiner: William Wimsatt (Chicago)
Currently:  Assistant Professor (tenure track), Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. 

 

2000

Sisson, Janet

The Influence of Mathematics on Plato's Moral Theory
Supervisor: John Baker
External:  David Hitchcock (McMaster) 

 

1999

Hoffman, Phillip

Aspects of Independence and Determinacy in Quantum Mechanics and Realism
Supervisors: C. B. Martin and W. Sharp (Alberta)
External Examiner:  J. R. Brown (Toronto)

 

1998

Bailey, Andrew

Phenomenal Properties: The Epistemology and Metaphysics of Qualia
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner:  William Seager (Toronto)
Currently:  Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph (Ontario). 

Ghate, Onkar

The Argument from Conflicting Appearances
Supervisor: Dennis McKerlie 
External Examiner:  Paul Snowdon (Oxford)
Currently:  Works as writer and researcher outside academia. 

Hudak, Brent

Belief Revision and Epistemic Value
Supervisor: Ali Kazmi
External:  Bruce Hunter (Alberta)
Currently:  Sessional Instructor, Mount Royal College

 

1997

Baumslag, David

A Goal-Oriented Theory of Science
Supervisor: Marc Ereshefsky 
External:  Ronald Giere (Minnesota)
Last Known: Postdoc Fellow at University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

1996

Elsamahi, Mohamed

A Coherentist View of Theory Acceptance and Change
Supervisor: Marc Ereshefsky
External Examiner:  J. R. Brown (Toronto)

 

1995

Sauve, Kevin

The Nature of Intentions
Supervisor: C. B. Martin
External Examiner:  John Heil (Davidson)
Last Known:  Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU School of Medicine.

Li, Li

Morality and Marx's Theory of Exploitation
Supervisor: Robert Ware
External Examiner:  Rodney Peffer (San Diego)

 

1993

Hadfield, Christopher

Transcendental Naturalism
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner:  James Bogen (Pittsburgh)

Okeke, Peter

John Dewey and Democracy
Supervisor: Robert Ware
External Examiner:  D. J. C. Carmichael (Alberta)

 

1992

Beards, Andrew Objectivity and Historical Understanding
Supervisor: Brenda Baker
External Examiner:  Mark Morelli (Loyola Marymount)
Currently: Maryvale Institute, England.
Milde, Michael Gauthier, Rawls and the Social Contract in Contemporary Political Philosophy
Supervisors: Kai Nielsen and John Baker
External Examiner:  Wesley Cooper (Alberta)
Currently:  Associate Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Western Ontario.

 

1991

Gitelman, Damon Conceptual Scheme Differentiation
Supervisor: Kai Nielsen
External Examiner:  David Henderson (Nebraska-Lincoln)
Currently: Research Consultant at Pivot Industries, Denver
Kang, Jian Frederic Fitch and Epistemic Blindspotting
Supervisor: Ali Kazmi
External Examiner:  Philip Hanson (Simon Fraser)

 

1989

Pugsley, John Materialism and Mental Realism
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner:  Philp Hanson (Simon Fraser)
Currently: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Okanagan College (British Columbia)

 

1988

Gordon, Robert Textual Representation: A Semeiotic Theory of Translation
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner:  Bela Szabados (Regina)

 

1986

Akhtar, Shabbir Religion in the Age of Reason
Supervisor: Kai Nielsen
External Examiner:  J. Bishop

 

1983

Cornett, Russell

Subjective Ethical Naturalism
Supervisor: Kai Nielsen
External Examiner:  Rodger Beehler (Victoria)

Wiebe, Nettie

Rights and Interests
Supervisor: Kai Nielsen
External Examiner:  David Lyons (Boston)
Currently:  Professor, St. Andrew's College (Saskatoon); politician

 

1982

Nagle, Michael

Normal K-5 Logics
Supervisor: Brian Chellas
External Examiner:  S. K. Thomason (Simon Fraser)

 

1981

Kornfein, Roger

Kant and the Metaphysics of Reference
Supervisor: Jack MacIntosh
External Examiner:  R. B. Bradley (Simon Fraser)

 

1980

Barrett, Richard

Thinking, Doing and Feeling
Supervisor: C. B. Martin
External Examiner:  Frithjoff Bergmann (Michigan)
Deceased September 2011

Bowles, William

On the Possibility of Social Welfare Function
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner:  Allan Gibbard (Michigan)

Godlovitch (nee Crowther), Glenys

Responsibility Under Criminal Law
Supervisor: Gordon Greig
External Examiner:  Richard Wasserstrom (California)
Currently:  Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary

Pfeifer, Karl

Events, Individuation and Identity
Supervisor: John Baker
External Examiner:  Irving Thalberg (Illinois)
Currently:  Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Saskatchewan.

 

1978

Brusegard, David

Word-Use and Meaning-Change
Supervisor: Gordon Greig

Hudson, Rory

A Theory of Warranted Assertion
Supervisor: John Heintz

Stanford, Anthony

Literature and Intention
Supervisor: Terry Penelhum

 

1977

Cooper, Wesley

Materialism and the Mind/Body Problem
Supervisor: John Baker
Currently:  Professor of Philosophy, University of Alberta.

Marks, Brian

Thought, Belief and the Will
Supervisor: Terry Penelhum

Strand, David

Judicial Discretion
Supervisor:  Marsha Hanen

 

1976

Cornwall, Claudia

The Evolution of Persons
Supervisor: John Heintz
Currently:  Instructor, Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts, Douglas College (British Columbia).

 

1975

Gedge, Elisabeth

Psychopaths and Responsibility
Supervisor: Brenda Baker
Currently:  Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, McMaster University

Cornwall, Gordon

Other Worlds: On The Possiblity of Alternate Adequate Theories
Supervisor: Marsha Hanen

Mercer, David

Vagueness and Precision
Supervisor: John Baker

 

1974

Dyck, Grace

Incorporeal Identity
Supervisor: Terry Penelhum

 

1973

Banks, John

Reference and Reportage
Supervisor: Gordon Greig

Ehrcke, William

Theories of Belief
Supervisor: Robert Jewell

Korth, Robert

Transcendental Illusions
Supervisor: Kai Nielsen

Portnoy, Mark

Self-Deception
Supervisor: Terry Penelhum

Poser, Steven

Meaning and Communication
Supervisor: B. Lohr

Stein, Stanley

The Ontological Status of Social Institutions
Supervisor: Kai Nielsen
Currently:  Professor Emeritus in Environmental Design, University of Calgary.

Monticone, G.

The Linguistic Critique of Religion
Supervisor: Kai Nielsen

 

1972

Beehler, Rodger

Moral Life
Supervisor: Kai Nielsen
Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria (deceased). 

Haynes, Peter

The Possibilities of Imagination
Supervisor: Robert Ware

Hewins, Patrick

Rationality in Science
Supervisor: Jack MacIntosh

Szabados, Béla

Self-Deception and Its Paradoxes
Supervisor: Gordon Greig
Currently:  Professor, University of Regina

 

1971

Shafer, John

Analysis and the Foundation of Esthetics
Supervisor: Marsha Hanen