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David Coady

David Coady

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy

Room 363, Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2272 (phone)

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David.Coady@utas.edu.au

Dr David Coady is a Senior Lecturer in philosophy & Gender Studies in the School of Humanities.

Career summary

Biography

David Coady’s research covers a wide variety of philosophical topics. Most of his current work is on applied philosophy, especially applied epistemology. He has published on rumour, conspiracy theory, the blogosphere, expertise and democratic theory. He has also published on the metaphysics of causation, the philosophy of law, climate change, cricket ethics, police ethics, and the ethics of horror films. He is the author of What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues (2012), the co-author of The Climate Change Debate: an Epistemic and Ethical Enquiry (2013), the editor of Conspiracy Theories: the Philosophical Debate (2006) and the co-editor of A Companion to Applied Philosophy (2016).

Teaching

Teaching expertise

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Fields of Research

  • Epistemology (220304)
  • Social Philosophy (220319)
  • Applied Ethics (220199)
  • Metaphysics (220309)
  • Ethical Theory (220305)
  • Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition) (220314)
  • Philosophy (220399)
  • Legal Ethics (220105)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics) (220107)
  • Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609)
  • Environmental Philosophy (220303)
  • International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
  • Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation (180122)
  • History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science) (220206)
  • Human Rights and Justice Issues (220104)
  • Philosophy of Religion (220315)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies (970122)
  • Political Systems (940203)
  • Law Enforcement (940404)
  • Social Ethics (950407)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Legal Processes (940406)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Civics and Citizenship (940201)
  • The Media (950204)
  • Environmental Education and Awareness (960703)
  • International Relations (940399)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Law, Politics and Community Services (949999)
  • Electoral Systems (940202)

Publications

He is the author of What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues (2012, Wiley-Blackwell), the co-author of The Climate Change Debate: An Epistemic and Ethical Enquiry (2013, Palgrave),  and the editor of Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate (2006, Ashgate).

Total publications

47

Highlighted publications

(9 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2012BookCoady D, 'What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues', Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 202. ISBN 9781405199940 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

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2011Journal ArticleCoady D, 'An epistemic defence of the blogosphere', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 28, (3) pp. 277-294. ISSN 0264-3758 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5930.2011.00527.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2010Journal ArticleCoady D, 'Two concepts of epistemic injustice', Episteme, 7, (2) pp. 101-113. ISSN 1742-3600 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3366/epi.2010.0001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 13

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2007Journal ArticleCoady DA, 'Are Conspirary Theorists Irrational?', Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology, 4, (2) pp. 193-204. ISSN 1742-3600 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3366/epi.2007.4.2.193 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2006Journal ArticleCoady DA, 'When experts disagree', Episteme, 3, (1-2) pp. 68-79. ISSN 1742-3600 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/epi.0.0002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14

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2006Journal ArticleCoady DA, 'Rumour Has It', International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 20, (1) pp. 41-53. ISSN 0739-098X (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006BookCoady DA, 'Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate', Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 184pp. ISBN 0-7546-5250-5 (2006) [Edited Book]

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2004Chapter in BookCoady DA, 'Preempting Preemption', Causation and Counterfactuals, The MIT Press, John Collins, Ned Hall and L.A. Paul (ed), Cambridge Massachusetts, pp. 325-340. ISBN 0-262-03317-8 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002Journal ArticleCoady DA, 'Testing for Causation in Tort Law', Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 27, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1440-4982 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Journal Article

(18 outputs)
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2017Coady D, Fricker M, 'Journal of Applied Philosophy', 34, (2) ISSN 0264-3758 (2017) [Edited Journal]

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2017Coady DA, Fricker M, 'Introduction to Special Issue on Applied Epistemology', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 34, (2) pp. 153-156. ISSN 1837-5081 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/japp.12207 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Coady D, 'Decision-Making and Credibility', Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 1, (8) pp. 13-15. ISSN 1464-5297 (2012) [Non Refereed Article]

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2012Coady DA, 'Critical reply to 'Culpability for Epistemic Injustice: Deontic or Aretetic' by Wayne Riggs', Social Epistemology: Review and Reply Collective, 1, (5) pp. 3-6. ISSN 2471-9560 (2012) [Non Refereed Article]

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2011Coady D, 'An epistemic defence of the blogosphere', Journal of Applied Philosophy, 28, (3) pp. 277-294. ISSN 0264-3758 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5930.2011.00527.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2010Coady D, 'Two concepts of epistemic injustice', Episteme, 7, (2) pp. 101-113. ISSN 1742-3600 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3366/epi.2010.0001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 13

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2009Coady DA, 'Are horror films immoral?', Qualia, 3, (5) pp. 8-12. ISSN 0204-0204 (2009) [Non Refereed Article]

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2009Coady DA, Chopra S, 'To walk or not to walk', Res Publica, 18, (1) pp. 20-23. ISSN 1324-8200 (2009) [Non Refereed Article]

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2007Chopra S, Coady DA, 'Not Cricket', Sport in Society, 10, (5) pp. 729-743. ISSN 1743-0437 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17430430701442447 [eCite] [Details]

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2007Coady DA, 'Introduction: Conspiracy Theories', Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology, 4, (2) pp. 131-134. ISSN 1742-3600 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3366/epi.2007.4.2.131 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2007Coady DA, 'Are Conspirary Theorists Irrational?', Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology, 4, (2) pp. 193-204. ISSN 1742-3600 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3366/epi.2007.4.2.193 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2007Coady DA, 'Special Issue of Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology on Conspiracy Theories', 4, (2) pp. 131-232. ISSN 1742-3600 (2007) [Edited Journal]

DOI: 10.3366/epi.2007.4.2.131 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2006Coady DA, 'When experts disagree', Episteme, 3, (1-2) pp. 68-79. ISSN 1742-3600 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/epi.0.0002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14

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2006Coady DA, 'Rumour Has It', International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 20, (1) pp. 41-53. ISSN 0739-098X (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2003Coady DA, 'Conspiracy Theories and Official Stories', International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 17, (2) pp. 197-209. ISSN 0739-098X (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2002Coady DA, 'Testing for Causation in Tort Law', Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 27, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1440-4982 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2001Coady DA, 'Stanley Milgram and Police Ethics', Australian Journal of Applied Philosophy, 3, (1) pp. 16-28. ISSN 1440-4982 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2001Coady DA, 'Review of Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 79, (3) pp. 1-10. ISSN 0004-8402 (2001) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Lippert-Rasmussen K, Brownlee K, Coady D, 'A Companion to Applied Philosophy', John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 664. ISBN 9781118869130 (2016) [Edited Book]

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2013Coady D, Corry R, 'The Climate Change Debate: An Epistemic and Ethical Enquiry', Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 130. ISBN 9781137326270 (2013) [Authored Research Book]

DOI: 10.1057/9781137326287 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Corry R

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2012Coady D, 'What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues', Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 202. ISBN 9781405199940 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

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2006Coady DA, 'Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate', Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 184pp. ISBN 0-7546-5250-5 (2006) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Coady D, 'Applied Epistemology', A Companion to Applied Philosophy, John Wiley & Sons, K Lippert-Rasmussen, K Brownlee and D Coady (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 51-60. ISBN 9781118869130 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1002/9781118869109.ch4 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Coady D, 'Two Epistemic Errors in the Climate Change Debate', Ethical Values and the Integrity of the Climate Change Regime, Ashgate, Breakey H, Poplovsk V and Maguire R (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 167-178. ISBN 9781472469595 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Coady D, 'Geruchte, Verschworungstheorien und Propaganda', Konspiration: Soziologie des Verschworungsdenkens, Springer, Andreas Anton, Michael Schetsche and Michael Walter (ed), Wiesbaden, pp. 277-299. ISBN 9783531193236 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-531-19324-3_13 [eCite] [Details]

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2006Coady DA, 'Conspiracy Theories and Official Stories', Conspiracy Theories: The Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate, Ashgate, David Coady (ed), Aldershot, pp. 115-127. ISBN 10: 0-7546-5250- 5 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Coady DA, 'An Introduction to the Philosophical Debate about Conspiracy Theories', Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate, Ashgate, David Coady (ed), Aldershot, pp. 1-11. ISBN 10:o-7546-5250-5 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Coady DA, 'The Pragmatic Rejection of Conspiracy Theories', Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate, Ashgate, David Coady (ed), Aldershot, pp. 167-170. ISBN 0-7546-5250-5 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Coady DA, 'Preempting Preemption', Causation and Counterfactuals, The MIT Press, John Collins, Ned Hall and L.A. Paul (ed), Cambridge Massachusetts, pp. 325-340. ISBN 0-262-03317-8 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Coady D, 'Review of 'Gelfert, Axel, A Critical Introduction to Testimony'', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 94, (4) pp. 837-838. ISSN 0004-8402 (2016) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2016.1174278 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Coady DA, 'A Legal Theory for Autonomous Artificial Agents by Samir Chopra and Laurence F White', Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 37, (2012) pp. 349-50. ISSN 1440-4982 (2012) [Review Single Work]

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2008Coady DA, 'Raphael , DD., The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 86, (3) pp. 523-524. (2008) [Review Single Work]

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2001Coady DA, 'Michael Rosen and Jonathan Wolff, editors, Political Thought', American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, 1, (1) pp. 204-205. (2001) [Review Single Work]

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2000Coady DA, 'Kenneth Clatterbaugh: The Causation Debate in Modern Philosophy 1637-1739', American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, 00, (1) pp. 1-2. (2000) [Review Single Work]

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Other Public Output

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Coady D, 'Do we have a loyalty problem?', Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, Australia, 20 Sept (2015) [Media Interview]

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2011Coady DA, 'Our Wiki, Wiki Ways, Beautiful in Imperfection', The Australian, News Limited, Sydney, 1, 19.2.2011, p. 1. (2011) [Media Interview]

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2011Coady DA, 'Report on 'What to Believe Now'', Mehr News, Mehr News, Tehran, 1, 29.10.2011, pp. 1-4. (2011) [Media Interview]

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2011Coady DA, 'The Pernicious Effects of Conspiracy Theories', The Australian, News Limited, Sydney, 1, 27.8.2011, p. 1. (2011) [Media Interview]

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2010Coady DA, 'Jesse Ventura Takes the Soaring Interest in Conspiracy Theory to TV', Alternet, Alternet, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1, 30.1.2010, p. 1. (2010) [Media Interview]

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2009Coady DA, 'The Epistemology of Blogging', Philosopher's Zone, ABC Radio National, Sydney, 1, 1 (2009) [Media Interview]

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2008Coady DA, 'The Philosophy of Conspiracy', Unleashed online journal, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1, 1, p. 1. (2008) [Magazine Article]

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2007Atkins KM, Coady DA, Crowley CM, Gale F, Henning T, et al., 'Academics lash Lennon 'ethics'', The Mercury, Davies Brothers (News Limited), Hobart, March 24 (2007) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Atkins KM; Crowley CM; Gale F; Henning T; Lawrence PM; Lockwood M; Malpas J; Snell RD; Stamm M; Stokes MD; Stratford E; Warner K; White RD

2007Coady DA, 'Conspiracy Theories and Rationality', Online Opinion, Online Opinion, Sydney, 1, 1, p. 1. (2007) [Magazine Article]

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2006Coady DA, 'Red Tape Hits Our Joy', The Mercury, News Limited, Hobart, 20.9.2006, p. 10. (2006) [Media Interview]

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2006Coady DA, 'Brethren Playing Political Game', The Examiner, Davis Brothers, Launceston, 4.9.2006, p. 1. (2006) [Media Interview]

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2002Coady DA, 'Dismiss Absurd Stories', The Saturday Mercury, News Limited, Hobart, 1, 21.12.2002, p. 1. (2002) [Media Interview]

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2002Coady DA, 'Academic Dismisses Hobart Attack Rumour', The Mercury, News Limited, Hobart, 20.12.2002 (2002) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$20,306

Projects

How do we improve our understanding and commitment to 'science' in international agreements to protect the global (2016)$6,806
Description
The global ecosystem is at significant risk from human activity, particularly in the global commons areas such as the high seas and atmosphere. The United Nations Environment Program has noted that whilst "frameworks currently address natural resource issues in the global commons thre are fundamental gaps andinconsistencies that require immediate attention". This project will help us understand and bridge the implementation gap (between treaty and parctice) byidentifying the sources of disagreement about scientific obligations that currently gridlocks commons governance.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,806)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gogarty B; McGee JS; Coady DA
Year
2016
The Epistemology of Politics (2006)$1,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Coady DA
Year
2006
Conceptual Structure in Ethics and Epistemology (2005)$12,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($12,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chase JK; Coady DA
Year
2005

Research Supervision

Current

4

Completed

14

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Foundations of Flourishing and Our Obligations to Infants2012
MastersDescribing Inter-generational Justice in an Australian and Tasmanian Context: Expanding social understanding of intergenerational justice philosophy is far more than intergenerational accounting2015
PhDPolitics, Democracy and Applied Epistemology: A Defence of Ways of Knowing with Regards to Politics2016
PhDAn Investigation into the Links Between Epistemology and Ethics, with Reference to the Debate about Climate Change2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDProblems of Ideology
Candidate: Liam John Nehrmann
2017
PhDThe Bionic Self-Implications of Bionics for Selfhood and Social Relations
Candidate: Eliza Miriam Chelsea Goddard
2015
PhDScreen Thought Time Place People Action
Candidate: Robert Stewart Watson
2015
PhDA Re-evaluation of Marcuse's Philosophy of Technology
Candidate: Michael Robert Kidd
2013
MastersIs Laplacian Determinism Compatible with Reasons-based Freedom?
Candidate: Gabrielle Christine Sauvage
2011
MastersHomo credulus: Bio-philosophical Reflections on Evolution and Religious Belief
Candidate: Delton Laud Hedges
2010
PhDThree Mistakes about the Senses
Candidate: David Vender
2010
PhDMorality on a Leash: Walking the Dogma. A Search for Plausible Connections between Morality and Biology
Candidate: Jillian Louise Britton
2010
PhDTransformation in Knowledge: The Aristotelian Concepts of Actuality and Potentiality and the Cartesian Method
Candidate: Andrew Francis Piskun
2009
PhDBeyond Beliefs: A Philosophical Examination of Anomalous Phenomena and Explanation Theory
Candidate: Hannah Blanch Jenkins
2007
PhDEthics and Fiction: Moral Philosophy and the Role for Literature
Candidate: David Timothy Moltow
2006
PhDThe Fine-Tuning of the Universe: A Philosophical Analysis
Candidate: Graham John Wood
2005
MastersA Philosophical Interpretation of Judea Pearl's Theory of Causality
Candidate: Joel Stafford
2005
PhDIntellectualism versus Voluntarism in the development of Natural Law from Zeno to Grotius
Candidate: Anna Taitslin
2004