Philosophy at St Andrews

PhD and MPhil student profiles

Marvin Backes | Moritz Baron | Lisa Bastian | Katharina Bernhard | Joseph Bowen | Maria Jimena Clavel Vazquez | Paul Conlan | Zuzana Dankova | Rasa Davidaviciute | Miguel Egler | Claire Field | Mirela Fus | Eline Gerritsen | Andrzej Hagger | Daniel Healey | Andres Hernandez Villareal | Jakob Hinze | Savvas Ioannou | Joshua Kelsall | Kristina Kersa | Ethan Landes | Hannah Laurens | Lorenzo Lazzarini | Sarah Lewin | Lixiao LIN | Stefano Lo Re | Indrek Lobus | Poppy Mankowitz | Travis Manuel | Deborah Marber | Ásgeir Berg Matthíasson | Thomas McKenna | Lukas J. Meier | José Mestre | Anh Quan Nguyen | Quentin Pharr | Kim Phillips Pedersen | Anuj Puri | Lewis Ross | Alessandro Rossi | Paolo Savino | Janis Schaab | Tom Schoonen | Lucas Sierra Velez | Wes Skolits | Jace Snodgrass | Saranga Sudarshan | Sam Symons | Ravi Thakral | Clotilde Torregrossa | James Ursell | Sara Vikesdal | Ashley Watkins | Xintong Wei | Geertje Bol | Matthew Green | Ziyun Huang | Tom Kaspers

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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Katharina Bernhard

Katharina Bernhard

Email: kb242@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Scientific expert testimony

Supervisors: Katherine Hawley, Jessica Brown

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Joseph Bowen

Joseph Bowen

Email: jb324@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website: http://joseph-bowen.weebly.com

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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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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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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Rasa Davidaviciute

Rasa Davidaviciute

Email: rd88@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: A Human Right to Cultural Heritage

Supervisors: Rowan Cruft, Adam Etinson

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Miguel Egler

Miguel Egler

Email: me49@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/miguelegler

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

Website: https://clairefieldphilosophy.wordpress.com/about/

Thesis/research: Epistemic rationality and normativity

Supervisors: Jessica Brown and Brian Weatherson

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Eline Gerritsen

Eline Gerritsen

Email: eg88@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Why be moral? Moral normativity and scepticism

Supervisors: Kent Hurtig, Sarah Broadie

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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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Jakob Hinze

Jakob Hinze

Email: jh284@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Democratic Theory, Epistemic Democracy, The Ethics of Voting and Enfranchisement

Supervisors: Adam Etinson and Jessica Brown

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Savvas Ioannou

Savvas Ioannou

Email: si24@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Multi-Descriptional Physicalism and the Mind-Body Problem

Supervisors: Derek Ball, Laurie Paul

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Joshua Kelsall

Joshua Kelsall

Email: jjck@st-andrews.ac.uk

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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

Website: http://www.hannahlaurens.com/philosophy/

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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Sarah Lewin

Sarah Lewin

Email: sl284@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Human Life-Extension and Ethics

Supervisors: Ben Sachs, Simon Hope

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Lixiao LIN

Lixiao LIN

Email: LL98@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: De Se Thought and Communication

Supervisors: Derek Ball, Simon Prosser

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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 J. Meier

Lukas J. Meier

Email: ljm32@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Brain Death: What We Are, and When We Die

Supervisors: Katherine Hawley; Michael Wheeler, Thomas Fuchs - https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php?id=6031&L=1

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José Mestre

José Mestre

Supervisors: Peter Sullivan, Colin Johnston

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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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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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Kim Phillips Pedersen

Kim Phillips Pedersen

Email: kpp2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Epistemology and Ethics of Linguistic Understanding

Supervisors: Katherine Hawley; Matthew McGrath

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Anuj Puri

Anuj Puri

Email: ap293@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Group right to privacy

Supervisors: Katherine Hawley, Kirstie Ball

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Lewis Ross

Lewis Ross

Email: ldr2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website: http://www.lewisdylanross.com/

Thesis/research: The aims and norms of inquiry

Supervisors: Jessica Brown and Matthew McGrath

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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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Paolo Savino

Paolo Savino

Email: ps244@st-andrews.ac.uk

Supervisors: Patrick Greenough, Philip Ebert

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Janis Schaab

Janis Schaab

Email: jds20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website: www.jdschaab.weebly.com

Thesis/research: Kantian Constructivism in Moral Philosophy

Supervisors: Jens Timmermann and Ben Sachs

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Tom Schoonen

Tom Schoonen

Email: ts237@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website: http://www.tomschoonen.com/

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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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Jace Snodgrass

Jace Snodgrass

Email: js413@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Ontological Status of Abstract Objects

Supervisors: Aaron Cotnoir, John Haldane

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Saranga Sudarshan

Saranga Sudarshan

Email: ss340@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website: http://www.sarangasudarshan.com/

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

Website: https://ravithakral.weebly.com

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

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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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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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 Aaron Cotnoir

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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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MPhil students


Geertje Bol

Geertje Bol

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Matthew Green

Matthew Green

Email: mg261@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: A Priority and Epistemic Norms

Supervisors: Crispin Wright, Sonia Roca-Royes

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Ziyun Huang

Ziyun Huang

Email: zh34@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Sensorimotor Theory of Perception and the Epistemological Challenges

Supervisors: Michael Wheeler

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Tom Kaspers

Tom Kaspers

Email: tk70@st-andrews.ac.uk

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