Research Interests and Publications

Michael Bergmann 

Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion


Bergmann, M. (2001), “Skeptical Theism and Rowe’s New Evidential Argument from Evil,” Noûs 35: 278-96.

Bergmann, M. (2005), “Defeaters and Higher-Level Requirements,” The Philosophical Quarterly 55: 419-36.

Bergmann, M. (2006),  Justification without Awareness (New York: Oxford University Press).

Bergmann, M. (2009), “Rational Disagreement after Full Disclosure,” Episteme 6: 336-53.

Bergmann, M. (2013), “Externalist Justification and the Role of Seemings,” Philosophical Studies 166: 163-84.

Mark Bernstein 

Interests: Metaphysics


Bernstein, M. (2015), The Moral Equality of Humans and Animals (London: Palgrave Macmillan).

Bernstein, M. (2004), Without A Tear: Our Tragic Relationship With Animals (Urbana-Champaign: Illinois).

Bernstein, M. (1998), On Moral Considerability: An Essay on Who Morally Matters (New York: Oxford).

Bernstein, M. (2017), "On the Relative Value of Human and Animal Lives", Philosophical Studies 174/6. DOI: 10.1007/s11098-016-0770-8

Bernstein, M. (2000)  "Opportunistic Carnivorism" (with M. Almeida), Journal of Applied Ethics  17/2.  DOI: 10.1111/1468-5930-00154.


Rod Bertolet 

Interests: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind


Bertolet, R. (1984), “Reference, Fiction, and Fictions”, Synthese 60: 413-38.

Bertolet, R. (1987), “Speaker Reference”, Philosophical Studies 52/2: 199-226.

Bertolet, R. (1990), What is Said: A Theory of Indirect Speech Reports, (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishing).

Bertolet, R. (1993), “Demonstratives and Intentions, Ten Years Later”, Communication and Cognition 26/1: 3-16.

Bertolet, R. (2017) “On the Arguments for the Existence of Indirect Speech Acts,” Philosophia 45/2: 533-540.  [A reply to some criticisms of Bertolet, R. (1994) “Are There Indirect Speech Acts?”, in S. L. Tsohatzidis (ed.), Foundations of Speech Act Theory: Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge), 335-449.]


Jeffrey E. Brower 

Interests: History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion


Brower, J., and Guilfoy, K. (2004), The Cambridge Companion to Abelard (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Brower, J. and Brower-Toland, S. (2008), “Aquinas on Mental Representation: Concepts and Intentionality,” The Philosophical Review 117: 193–243.

Brower, J. (2010). “Aristotelian Endurantism: A New Solution to the Problem of Temporary Intrinsics,” Mind 119: 883–905.

Brower, J. (2014), Aquinas’s Ontology of the Material World (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Brower, J. (2016), “Aquinas on the Problem of Universals,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92: 715–735.

Jan Cover 

Interests: History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion


Curd, M., Cover, J. A., and Pincock, C. (2013), Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues, 2nd ed. (New York: W. W. Norton & Company).

Cover, J. A., and Hawthorne, J. (1999), Substance and Individuation in Leibniz (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

 Cover, J. A. (1999), “Miracles and (Christian) Theism”, in E. Stump and M. Murray (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers), 334-352.

 Hawthorne, J. and Cover, J. A. (1996), “Haecceitism and Anti-Haecceitism in Leibniz’s Philosophy”, Noûs 30/1, 1-30.

 Cover, J. A. and Hartz, G. A. (1988), “Space and Time in the Leibnizian Metaphysic”, Noûs 22/4, 493-519.

Martin Curd 

Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science


Curd, M. (2012), “Carl G. Hempel: Logical Empiricist,” in J. R. Brown (ed.), Key Thinkers in the Philosophy of Science (New York, Continuum Press), 83-111.

Curd, M. (2012), J. Cover, and C. Pincock (eds), Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues, 2nd edition (New York: W. W. Norton).

Curd, M. (2013), “The Future of Philosophy of Science: Armchair Philosophers Need Not Apply,” review of Steven French and Juha Saatsi (eds), The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Metascience 22: 159-64.

Curd, M. (2013), and S. Psillos (eds), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science, 2nd edition (London: Routledge).

Curd, M. (2014), “Review of Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry," eds, Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem.” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Patricia Curd 

Interests: Ethics, History of Philosophy(ancient)


Patricia Curd (ed) 2008. The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Co-edited with Daniel Graham. Oxford University Press.

Patricia Curd 2007. Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: Fragments and Testomonia. A Text and Translation with Notes and Essays. Toronto: Phoenix Presocratic Series, University of Toronto Press.

Patricia Curd: "Divinity and Intelligibility in Parmenides," in L. Riggiu and C. Natali, eds., Ontologia Scienza Mito: Per una Nuova Lettura di Parmenide (Milan: Mimesis Edizione, 2011) pp. 117-133.

Patricia Curd: "New Work on the Presocratics," part of the journal's Current Scholarship Series, appears in the January, 2011 issue of the Journal of the History of Philosophy (Volume 49, 1, pp 1-37).

Patricia Curd: "Thought and  Body in Parmenides" in Néstor-Luis Cordero, ed., Parmenides, Venerable and Awesome: Proceedings of the International Symposium.  Parmenides Publishing, 2012, pp. 115-134.

Patricia Curd: "Thought and Body in Heraclitus and Anaxagoras," Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 25, (Brill, 2009), ed. G. Guertier and W. Wians, 1-20, 39-41.

Taylor Davis 

Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science


Kelly, D. and Davis, T. (forthcoming), “Social Norms and Human Normative Psychology” Social Philosophy and Policy. (Word count: 7,289).

Davis, T. (2017), “The Goldberg Exaptation Model: Integrating Adaptation and By-product Theories of Religion.” Review of Philosophy and Psychology 8/3: 687-708.

Davis, T. (2015), “Group Selection in the Evolution of Religion: Genetic Evolution or Cultural Evolution?” Journal of Cognition and Culture 15/3-4: 235-253.

Deery, O., Davis, T., and Carey, J. (2014), “The Free-Will Intuitions Scale and the Question of Natural Compatibilism.” Philosophical Psychology 28/6: 776-801.

Davis, T. and Margolis, E. (2014), “The Priority of the Individual in Cultural Inheritance.” Comment on P. E. Smaldino, The Cultural Evolution of Emergent Group-Level Traits. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37/3: 257-258.

Paul Draper 

Interests: Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science


Draper, P. (2017), “Atheism and Agnosticism”, in E. N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

 Draper, P., and Nichols, R. (2013), “Diagnosing Bias in Philosophy of Religion”, The Monist 96/3, 422-448.

 Draper, P. (2002), “Irreducible Complexity and Darwinian Gradualism: A Reply to Michael J. Behe”, Faith and Philosophy 19: 3-21.

 Draper, P. (1996), “The Skeptical Theist”, in D. Howard-Snyder (ed.), The Evidential Argument from Evil (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 175-192.

 Draper, P. (1989), “Pain and Pleasure: An Evidential Problem for Theists”, Nous 23: 331-350.

Daniel Frank 

Interests: History of Philosophy (Greek philosophy; medieval Islamic and Jewish philosophy); History of Political Philosophy; Ethics


D. Frank and A. Segal (eds) (2017), Jewish Philosophy Past and Present: Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources (London and New York: Routledge).

D. Frank and J. Waller (2016), Spinoza on Politics (Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks Series) (London and New York: Routledge).

D. Frank (2009), “Divine Law and Human Practices”, in S. Nadler and TM Rudavky (eds), The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: From Antiquity through the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 790-807.

D. Frank and O. Leaman (eds) (2003), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

D. Frank and O. Leaman (eds) (1995), History of Jewish Philosophy (London and New York: Routledge).

Leonard Harris 

Interests: American Philosophy, Continental European Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy


“Looking for Locke,” Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race, Naomi Zack, ed., Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 125-133.

“Telos and Tradition: Making the Future, Brides to Future Traditions,” Philosophia Africana, 16:2 (Winter 2014)59-71.

“Philosophy of Philosophy: Race, Nation and Religion,” Graduate Journal of Philosophy, 35:1-2(2014)1-12.

“Memorial of Mandela or the Mystic Cords of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's (Madiba's) Shadow,” Black Diaspora Review, 4:2(2014)77-81.

“Walker: Naturalism and Liberation,” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy, 49:1(2013)93-111.

Michael Jacovides 

Interests: History of Philosophy (ancient and early modern), Philosophy of Mind


Jacovides, M. (2017), Locke’s Image of the World (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Jacovides, M. (1999), “Locke’s Resemblance Theses, The Philosophical Review 108: 461-96.

Jacovides, M. (2007) “How is Descartes’s Argument Against Skepticism Better Than Putnam’s?,” Philosophical Quarterly, 57: 593-612.

Jacovides, M. (2010) “Hume’s Vicious Regress,”  in D. Garber and S. Nadler (eds.), Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, vol. 5: 246-97 

Jacovides, M. (2010) ”Experiences as Complex Events,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 48: 141-59.

Patrick Kain 

Interests: Ethics, History of Philosophy (modern, Kant)


Kain, P. (forthcoming), “The Development of Kant’s Conception of Divine Freedom,” in Leibniz and Kant, ed. B. Look. (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Bergmann, M and Kain, P. (eds.) (2014), Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution,  ( Oxford: Oxford University Press). ISBN: 9780199669776.

Kain, P. (2010), “Practical Cognition, Intuition and the Fact of Reason,” in Kant’s Moral Metaphysics: God, Freedom and Immortality, ed. B. Lipscomb and J. Krueger (Berlin: DeGruyter)

Kain, P. (2009), “Kant’s Defense of Human Moral Status,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 47:59-102.

Kain, P. (2004), “Self-legislation in Kant’s Moral Philosophy,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 86: 257-306.

Daniel Kelly 

Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science


Kelly, D. (2014). ‘Selective Debunking Arguments, Folk Psychology, and Empirical Moral Psychology,’ Advances in Experimental Moral Psychology: Affect, Character, and Commitments, Eds. Wright, J.C. & Sarkissian, H. New York: Continuum Press, pages 130 - 147.

Kelly, D. (2011). Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Kelly, D., Machery, E. and Mallon, R. (2010).‘Race and Racial Cognition,’ The Moral Psychology Handbook, Eds. J. Doris et al. New York: Oxford University Press, pages 433 - 472.

Kelly, D. and Roedder, E. (2008). ‘Racial Cognition and The Ethics of Implicit Bias,’Philosophy Compass, 3/3, April 2008, pages 522 - 540. doi:10.1111/j.1747-9991.2008.00138.x

Kelly, D. and Stich, S. (2007). ‘Two Theories of the Cognitive Architecture Underlying Morality,’ The Innate Mind Vol 3.: Foundations and Future Horizons, Eds. Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence and Stephen Stich. New York: Oxford University Press. Pages 348-366. Reprinted (2011). 'Due Teorie Dell'Architettura Cognitiva Soggiacente La Moralità,' Sistemi Intelligenti, Vol. XXIII (1): 163 - 185. Translated into Italian by M. Marraffa.

Jacqueline Mariña 

Interests: History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion


Transformation of the Self in the Thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2008.

The Cambridge Companion to Friedrich Schleiermacher, Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2005.

“Transcendental Arguments for Personal Identity in Kant’s Transcendental Deduction,” Philo 14 no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2011): 109-135.

 “Where Have All the Monads Gone?  Substance and Transcendental Freedom in Schleiermacher,” Journal of Religion, Volume 95, No 4, October 2015, pp. 477-505.

“What Perfection Demands: An Irenaean Reading of Kant on Radical Evil,” Kant and the Question of Theology, edited by Chris L. Firestone, Nathan A. Jacobs, and James H. Joiner, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; forthcoming. 

William McBride 

Interests: American Philosophy, Continental European Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy


McBride, W. (1977),The Philosophy of Marx, (London: Hutchinson Univ. Library), Reprint (2015). (London: Routledge),

McBride, W. (1991), Sartre’s Political Theory, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).

McBride, W. (1994), Social and Political Philosophy, (New York: Paragon),

McBride, W. (2001), From Yugoslav Praxis to Global Pathos: Anti-Hegemonic Post-Post-Marxist Essays,  (Lanham, MD.: Rowman & Littlefield). Serbian tr. (2007) by N. Mićunović, (Belgrade, Hedone).

 McBride, W. (2016), “Is a Rational Politics a Real Possibility?” in H. Y. Jung and L. Embree, eds., Political Phenomenology: Essays in Memory of Petee Jung, (Switzerland: Springer International), 35-42.

Daniel Smith

       Interests: Continental European Philosophy


Smith, D. (2012), Essays on Deleuze (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press).

Smith, D., Morar, N., and Nail, T. (eds.) (2016), Between Deleuze and Foucault (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press).

 Smith, D., and Somers-Hall, H. (eds.) (2012), The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

 Smith, D., and Jun, N. (eds.), Deleuze and Ethics (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press). 

 Smith, D. (2017), “Pierre Klossowski: From Theatrical Theology to Counter-Utopia,” in D. Smith, N. Morar, and T. Nail (eds.), Pierre Klossowski, Living Currency (London: Continuum), 1-40.

Dana Tulodziecki 

Interests: Logic, Metalogic, Philosophy of Science


 Dana Tulodziecki: 'Epistemic Virtues and the Success of Science', in A. Fairweather (ed.) Virtue Epistemology Naturalized: Bridges between Virtue and Philosophy of Science, Synthese Library, Springer (forthcoming).

Dana Tulodziecki: 'Shattering the Myth of Semmelweis', Philosophy of Science 80: 5 (2013), 1065-1075.

Dana Tulodziecki: 'Underdetermination, Methodological Practices, and Realism', Synthese, 190: 17 (2013), 3731-3750(20).

Christopher Yeomans 

Interests: Continental European Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy


Yeomans, C., and Litaker, J. (2018), “Towards an Immanent Conception of Economic Agency: Or, A Speech on Metaphysics to its Cultured Despisers”, Hegel Bulletin.

Yeomans, C. (2018), “The One and the Many in the Philosophy of Action”, in V. Soni & T. Pfau (eds.), Judgement & Action: New Interdisciplinary Essays (Evanston: Northwestern University Press). 

Yeomans, C., and Kaufmann, R. (2017), “Math by Pure Thinking: R First and the Divergence of Measures in Hegel’s Philosophy of Mathematics”, European Journal of Philosophy.  Doi. 10.1111/ejop.12258

Yeomans, C. (2014), The Expansion of Autonomy: Hegel’s Pluralistic Philosophy of Action (New York: Oxford University Press).

Yeomans, C. (2011), Freedom and Reflection: Hegel and the Logic of Agency (New York: Oxford University Press).

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