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Current Graduate Students

 Allen Jeffrey Allen

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, University of California Los Angeles (2013)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, History of 20th Century Philosophy (esp. Logical Empiricism)
  • Email: quiddities87@gmail.com

 

Empty box Mark Anderson

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, California State University San Bernardino (2010)
  • Philosophical Interests: Metaphysics (esp. Possibility), Applied Ethics, Modern Philosophy
  • Email: mcanderson151@gmail.com
Uriel Barba

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, University of California Irvine (2005)
  • Philosophical Interests: Early Modern Metaphysics, Existentialism, Ethics. Uriel is currently finishing his comprehensive examinations in Early Modern.
  • Email: uriel.barba@student.csulb.edu
Barrett Emily Barrett

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, Colby College (2007)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Phenomenology, Pragmatism, Philosophy of Science. Emily is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Graduate Research Fellowship for the College of the Liberal Arts.
  • Email: barrett.emily@gmail.com
 Bollhagen Andrew Bollhagen

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, University of California Irvine (2009)
  • Philosophical Interests: History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Cognitive Science, Evolutionary Epistemology. Andrew is especially interested in folk psychology and eliminativism about propositional attitudes, and curious about the role of teleology in evolutionary explanations for biological phenomena; he is also interested in considering such issues within the context of evolutionary approaches to Psychology.
  • Email: andrewbollhagen@gmail.com
Cool James Cool

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, University of California Berkeley (2012)
  • Philosophical Interests: Epistemology (Belief, Theories of Justification and Rationality, Doxastic Voluntarism), History of Logic, History of Liberalism.
  • Email: jeffreysbrother@gmail.com
Photo of Philip Cross Philip Cross

  • Degrees: BA in Religious Studies, San Diego State University (2008); MA in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary (2010)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophical Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Early Modern, Metaphysics of Causation. Philip is working on a thesis, entitled ‘Causation and the cosmological argument’, which scrutinizes Hume’s theory of causation and the problem of causal closure with respect to the cosmological argument.
  • Email: mrphilcross@gmail.com
Photo of Joanne Dalby Joanne Dalby

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy with Honors, University of Oregon (2011)
  • Philosophical Interests: History/Philosophy of Logic, History/Philosophy of Science, Epistemology (esp. Rationality & Methods of Inquiry), Feminist Phenomenology, Animal Ethics, and Ancient Skepticism (esp. Sextus Empiricus)
  • Email: joanne.dalby@student.csulb.edu
Photo of Ronnie Demler Ronnie Demler

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, Biola University (2003)
  • Philosophical Interests: Ethics, Metaethics, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Religion
  • Email: rdemler@gmail.com
 Dupper Brianna Dupper

 Ha Donny Ha

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, California State University Fullerton (2013)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Time, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Physics
  • Email: donnyha1@yahoo.com
 Hurley Michael Hurley

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, California State University Long Beach (2012)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Deception, The Epistemological Role of Intuition, Applied Ethics
  • Email: m.a.hurley@gmail.com
 Lackey Nathan Lackey

  • Degrees: BS in Physics & Philosophy, University of North Carolina Asheville (2012)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Aesthetics
  • Email: ndlackey@alumni.unca.edu
 Mason Ryan Mason

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy & Linguistics, University of Hawai’i at Hilo (2010)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, and Philosophy of Language. Ryan is also interested in the development of Psychology during the 19th and 20th century, and issues concerning mental and cognitive disorders (esp. Autism Spectrum Disorder).
  • Email: ryanjmsn@gmail.edu
Photo of Holly Mikhael Holly Mikhael

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy & Sociology, University of California Irvine (2009)
  • Philosophical Interests: Early and Late Wittgenstein, Environmental Ethics, Free Will, Philosophy of Education. Holly is currently finishing up her comprehensive exams in Philosophy of Language.
  • Email: holly.mikhael@gmail.com
 Noble Tyler Noble

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, California State University Fullerton (2013)
  • Philosophical Interests: Phenomenology, Post-Structuralism, Feminist Philosophy, 19th Century German Philosophy, Post-Modernism
  • Email: tylermnoble@gmail.com
 Chauvie Rebekah Ochoa-Chauvie

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy, University of California Los Angeles (2013)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Language/Semantics, Philosophy of Mind
  • Email: rebekah.ochoachauvie@student.csulb.edu
 Padilla Zaqueo Padilla

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, University of California Riverside (2013)
  • Philosophical Interests: Meinong’s Theory of Objects, Representationalism and Anti-Representationalism, Pragmatism, Epicurus
  • Email: Zaqueo.Padilla@student.csulb.edu
Photo of Melissa Ramirez Melissa Ramirez

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, California State University Long Beach (2011)
  • Philosophical Interests: Applied Ethics (esp. Animal, Environmental, Medical), Ethics, British Empiricism, Philosophy of Religion, Early Modern Philosophy. Melissa is responsible for the annual CSULB beach clean-up day, and is working on her comprehensive exams in Applied Ethics.
  • Email: melissaraeramirez@gmail.com
 Sixta Alec Sixta

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy & Religious Studies, California State University Fullerton (2013)
  • Philosophical Interests: Applied Ethics (esp. Animal Rights and Veganism), Existentialism, Social and Political Philosophy (esp. The Prison Industrial Complex), Philosophy of Religion, and the application of Philosophy to non-philosophical disciplines.
  • Email: alecsixta@yahoo.com
 Swanson Regina Swanson

  • Degrees: BA in Philosophy & English, California State University Fullerton (1996); MA in English, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (1999)
  • Philosophical Interests: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind. Regina has publications and presentations in Animal Ethics and Philosophy of Martial Arts.
  • Email: lin_taitai@yahoo.com
 Watson Kevin Watson

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, California State University San Bernardino (2011)
  • Philosophical Interests: Applied Ethics (esp. Environmental Ethics, Animal Rights, Medical Ethics), Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, and Metaphysics. Kevin is also interested in Personal Identity, Utilitarianism, Eudaimonia, and the British empiricists. Currently, Kevin is working on his thesis, entitled ‘Tracing and Offloading: A Neo-Lockean Reply to Johnston’.  Kevin’s thesis focuses on the intersections between Personal Identity, Cognitive Science, and Developmental Psychology.
  • Email: kevin.wat11@yahoo.com
 Weede Christian Weede

  • Degree: BA in Philosophy, California State University San Bernardino (2011)
  • Philosophical Interests: Logical Pluralism, Four-dimensionalism, Incompatibilism, and Mathematical Antirealism
  • Email: christian.weede@student.csulb.edu
Nicholas Xenos

  • Degrees: BA in Political Science, California State University Long Beach (2007); MA in Political Science, California State University Fullerton (2009)
  • Philosophical Interests: Political PhilosophyEmail: nj.xenos@yahoo.com
Photo of David Ybarra David J. Ybarra

  • Degrees: BA in History, University of California, Riverside (2006); MA in History, California State University Los Angeles (2008)
  • Philosophical Interests: History of Philosophy (esp. Early Modern), Philosophy of Science, Ethics. David is currently beginning his thesis on Early Modern Theories of Language.
  • Email: david.ybarra@student.csulb.edu