Philosophy at St Andrews

PhD and MPhil student profiles

Marvin Backes | Moritz Baron | Lisa Bastian | Jessica Bernard | Paul Black | Joseph Bowen | Matthew Cameron | Laurence Carrick | Filippo Casati | Maria Jimena Clavel Vazquez | Paul Conlan | Niel Conradie | Vladimiros Dagkas-Tsoukalas | Zuzana Dankova | Miguel Egler | Claire Field | Joshua Habgood-Coote | Andrzej Hagger | Daniel Healey | Andres Hernandez Villareal | Joseph Higgins | Patrik Hummel | Ryo Ito | Kristina Kersa | Ethan Landes | Hannah Laurens | Lorenzo Lazzarini | Stefano Lo Re | Indrek Lobus | Poppy Mankowitz | Travis Manuel | Deborah Marber | Ásgeir Berg Matthíasson | Thomas McKenna | Lukas Meier | Ryan Nefdt | Anh Quan Nguyen | Lisa Nowak | Panagiotis Sotirios Paris | Quentin Pharr | Mahdi Ranaee | Parttyli Rinne | Lewis Ross | Alessandro Rossi | Wolfgang Sattler | Janis Schaab | Lucas Sierra Velez | Wes Skolits | Joe Slater | Yu-Ting Su | Saranga Sudarshan | Sam Symons | Ravi Thakral | Clotilde Torregrossa | Caroline Touborg | Michael Traynor | James Ursell | Emma Veitch | Sara Vikesdal | Ashley Watkins | Xintong Wei | Alexander Yates | Alper Yavuz | Matthew Green | Bas Tönissen | Andy Williams

PhD students


Marvin Backes

Marvin Backes

Email: mb302@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Epistemic Justification as Multiply Realizable

Supervisors: Patrick Greenough and Crispin Wright

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Moritz Baron

Moritz Baron

Email: mvb3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Epistemology of Modality

Supervisors: Sonia Roca-Royes; Philip Ebert

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Lisa Bastian

Lisa Bastian

Email: lb225@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: A contextual account of reasons and ought-statements and the normativity of rationality

Supervisors: Justin Snedegar, Kent Hurtig, Jessica Brown

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Jessica Bernard

Jessica Bernard

Email: jeb21@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Philosophy of Language and Early Analytic Philosophy (especially Wittgenstein)

Supervisors: Colin Johnston and Peter Sullivan

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Paul Black

Paul Black

Email: pb53@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: Simon Prosser and Michael Wheeler

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Joseph Bowen

Joseph Bowen

Email: jb324@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Moral, Political, and Legal Theory. Particularly, rights theory and the justifications and the limits of harming.

Supervisors: Rowan Cruft; Theron Pummer

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Matthew Cameron

Matthew Cameron

Email: mc232@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Methodology and Ontology in Linguistics; Semantics for Generative Grammar

Supervisors: Derek Ball and Josh Dever

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Laurence Carrick

Laurence Carrick

Email: lc367@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: Philip Ebert and Patrick Greenough

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Filippo Casati

Filippo Casati

Email: fgec@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: Aaron Cotnoir and Michael Wheeler

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Maria Jimena Clavel Vazquez

Maria Jimena Clavel Vazquez

Email: mjcv@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Beyond embodiment and extendedness: a Heideggerian approach to a unified theory of the mind

Supervisors: Michael Wheeler; Adrian Haddock

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Paul Conlan

Paul Conlan

Email: pjc24@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Self-Knowledge and Scepticism

Supervisors: Adrian Haddock; Peter Sullivan

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Niel Conradie

Niel Conradie

Email: nhc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: Justin Snedegar and John Haldane

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Vladimiros Dagkas-Tsoukalas

Vladimiros Dagkas-Tsoukalas

Email: vdt@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Epistemic Theories of Justice, Liberalism, Political Equality

Supervisors: Rowan Cruft and Ben Sachs

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Zuzana Dankova

Zuzana Dankova

Email: zf7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Wittgenstein and Transcendental Idealism, Kant, Theory of Judgement

Supervisors: Peter Sullivan and Colin Johnston

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Miguel Egler

Miguel Egler

Email: me49@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Cognitive Basis of Intuitions & Philosophical Methodology

Supervisors: Jessica Brown and Simon Prosser

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Claire Field

Claire Field

Email: caf20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Epistemic rationality and normativity

Supervisors: Jessica Brown and Brian Weatherson

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Joshua Habgood-Coote

Joshua Habgood-Coote

Email: jhc20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Knowledge-How

Supervisors: Katherine Hawley and Adrian Haddock

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Andrzej Hagger

Andrzej Hagger

Email: ah21@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: Patrick Greenough and Herman Cappelen

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Daniel Healey

Daniel Healey

Email: djh23@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Early Analytic Philosophy of Language

Supervisors: Peter Sullivan and Colin Johnston

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Andres Hernandez Villareal

Andres Hernandez Villareal

Email: ahv@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Aristotle's Theory of Causality: Is it Possible to Find Second Degree Causes in Nature?

Supervisors: Sarah Broadie; Barbara Sattler

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Joseph Higgins

Joseph Higgins

Email: jbeh@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Phenomenology (particularly Heidegger) and Social Cognition

Supervisors: Michael Wheeler and Simon Hope

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Patrik Hummel

Patrik Hummel

Email: pah20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Personal Identity

Supervisors: Katherine Hawley and Steinvör Thöll Árnadóttir

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Ryo Ito

Ryo Ito

Email: ri27@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: History of Analytic Philosophy

Supervisors: Peter Sullivan and Peter Milne

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Kristina Kersa

Kristina Kersa

Email: kk203@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Problem of Unity in Kant's Conception of Philosophy

Supervisors: Jens Timmermann

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Ethan Landes

Ethan Landes

Email: el60@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Diachronic Stability of Intuitions

Supervisors: Jessica Brown; Derek Ball

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Hannah Laurens

Hannah Laurens

Email: hpel@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Aristotle on the Intellect

Supervisors: Sarah Broadie, Barbara Sattler

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Lorenzo Lazzarini

Lorenzo Lazzarini

Email: ll68@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Classic natural philosophy, Plato's philosophy of time

Supervisors: Barbara Sattler and Sarah Broadie

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Stefano Lo Re

Stefano Lo Re

Email: slr7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: Jens Timmermann and Sarah Broadie

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Indrek Lobus

Indrek Lobus

Email: il44@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Early Wittgenstein on Logical Form

Supervisors: Peter Sullivan

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Poppy Mankowitz

Poppy Mankowitz

Email: pm204@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Models, Modality and Meaning

Supervisors: Ephraim Glick and Derek Ball

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Travis Manuel

Travis Manuel

Email: tm203@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Is Composition a Superinternal Relation?

Supervisors: Aaron Cotnoir, Katherine Hawley

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Deborah Marber

Deborah Marber

Email: cvh6@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Belief control

Supervisors: Patrick Greenough and Crispin Wright

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Ásgeir Berg Matthíasson

Ásgeir Berg Matthíasson

Email: abm8@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Wittgenstein and the philosophy of mathematics

Supervisors: Peter Sullivan, Crispin Wright

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Thomas McKenna

Thomas McKenna

Email: tm77@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Responsibility within unstructured collectives

Supervisors: Elizabeth Ashford and Rowan Cruft

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Lukas Meier

Lukas Meier

Email: ljm32@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Brain death and personal identity

Supervisors: Katherine Hawley; Michael Wheeler

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Ryan Nefdt

Ryan Nefdt

Email: rmn@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: On Compositionality

Supervisors: Ephraim Glick and Josh Dever

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Anh Quan Nguyen

Anh Quan Nguyen

Email: aqn@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Temporal Neutrality

Supervisors: Theron Pummer; Simon Prosser

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Lisa Nowak

Lisa Nowak

Email: ln31@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Classification in psychiatry

Supervisors: Katherine Hawley and Simon Prosser

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Panagiotis Sotirios Paris

Panagiotis Sotirios Paris

Email: psp5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: Berys Gaut and Sarah Broadie

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Quentin Pharr

Quentin Pharr

Email: qpp@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Modal Epistemology

Supervisors: Sonia Roca-Royes and Jessica Brown

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Mahdi Ranaee

Mahdi Ranaee

Email: mr223@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Kant on Scepticism: Elaboration and Evaluation. A Critical Assessment of Kant's Proposed Response to the Veil of Perception Scepticism

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Parttyli Rinne

Parttyli Rinne

Email: pr51@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Kant on Love

Supervisors: Jens Timmermann and Sarah Broadie

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Lewis Ross

Lewis Ross

Email: ldr2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Intuition, Ethics & Philosophical methodology

Supervisors: Jessica Brown and Tim Mulgan

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Alessandro Rossi

Alessandro Rossi

Email: ar279@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Modal Logic

Supervisors: Kevin Scharp; Aaron Cotnoir

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Wolfgang Sattler

Wolfgang Sattler

Email: ws22@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Comparison of Aristotelian Essentialism with contemporary forms of Essentialism

Supervisors: Sarah Broadie and Sonia Roca-Royes

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Janis Schaab

Janis Schaab

Email: jds20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Kantian Constructivism in Moral Philosophy

Supervisors: Jens Timmermann and Ben Sachs

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Lucas Sierra Velez

Lucas Sierra Velez

Email: lsv2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Foundations of Morality: Unifying Kantianism and Hedonism about Moral Patienthood

Supervisors: Jens Timmermann and Tim Mulgan

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Wes Skolits

Wes Skolits

Email: ws38@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Epistemology

Supervisors: Jessica Brown and Matthew McGrath

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Joe Slater

Joe Slater

Email: js558@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Demands of Morality

Supervisors: Justin Snedegar and Tim Mulgan

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Yu-Ting Su

Yu-Ting Su

Email: ys294@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Ethics and Political Philosophy: Ethics of Pro-Creation

Supervisors: Tim Mulgan and Ben Saunders

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Saranga Sudarshan

Saranga Sudarshan

Email: ss340@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Towards a Hyperintensional Account of Constructivist Justice

Supervisors: Ben Sachs, Simon Hope

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Sam Symons

Sam Symons

Email: ss356@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Ravi Thakral

Ravi Thakral

Email: rt37@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Logic, Metaethics

Supervisors: Derek Ball and Josh Dever

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Clotilde Torregrossa

Clotilde Torregrossa

Email: ct65@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Medium Specificity and Film

Supervisors: Berys Gaut and Simon Prosser

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Caroline Touborg

Caroline Touborg

Email: ctt@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: A Theory of Deterministic Causation

Supervisors: Derek Ball and Katherine Hawley

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Michael Traynor

Michael Traynor

Email: mtt3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: Katherine Hawley and Aaron Cotnoir

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James Ursell

James Ursell

Email: ju5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Aesthetic Judgements: Objectivity and Justification

Supervisors: Berys Gaut and Lisa Jones

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Emma Veitch

Emma Veitch

Email: ejv@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: James Harris and Richard Whatmore

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Sara Vikesdal

Sara Vikesdal

Email: skv2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Cognitive Significance and Deductive Reasoning: The Individuation of Concepts and Thoughts

Supervisors: Derek Ball; Josh Dever

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Ashley Watkins

Ashley Watkins

Email: aew9@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Theories of fiction, the metaphysics and semantics of fictional objects

Supervisors: Berys Gaut and Lisa Jones

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Xintong Wei

Xintong Wei

Email: xw30@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: A pluralist account of epistemic norms

Supervisors: Philip Ebert, Crispin Wright

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Alexander Yates

Alexander Yates

Email: ary4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Frege, Philosophy of Logic

Supervisors: Peter Milne and Peter Sullivan

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Alper Yavuz

Alper Yavuz

Email: ay24@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Philosophy of Metaphors

Supervisors: Derek Ball and Josh Dever

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MPhil students


Matthew Green

Matthew Green

Email: mg261@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Bas Tönissen

Bas Tönissen

Email: bbmt@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Kant's account of the good and practical reason

Supervisors: Jens Timmermann; Justin Snedegar

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Andy Williams

Andy Williams

Email: asw8@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: An account of linguistic meaning in terms of analogy

Supervisors: Ephraim Glick; Patrick Greenough

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