Katelyn Aberl

Graduate Student

Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology

Nazim Adakli

Graduate Student

BA, Bogazici University, Turkey
MA, Bogazici University, Turkey

Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind
  • Office Address: Cocke Hall 200
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00-1:00
  • Class Schedule:

    Thursday, 6:00-6:50

    Friday, 8:00-8:50

    Friday, 3:00-3:50

Sahar Akhtar

Assistant Professor

Political Philosophy, Bioethics, Philosophy of Economics
  • Office Address: 104 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 9:45-10:45 & 12:30-1:30

Matthew Andler

Graduate Student

Social Ontology, Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality, Feminist Philosophy

Benjamin Bagley

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

  • Office Address: 109 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 & by appointment
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 3720 Contemporary Ethics

    MW 2:00-3:15

    MW 3:30-4:45

Elizabeth Barnes


Metaphysics, Social Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Ethics
  • Office Address: 111 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:45-9:45
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 2500 Philosophy of Health & Healthcare  TR 10:00-10:50

    PHIL 3810 Sex, Sexuality, and Gender  TR 12:30-1:45

Elizabeth Barnes works on metaphysics, social philosophy, and feminist philosophy - and is particularly interested in the areas where these subjects interact. She's currently writing a book on disability and thinking a lot about the metaphysics of social structures. She's also the editor of Philosophy Compass.


Colin Bird

Associate Professor (Politics) & Director of Political Philosophy, Policy and Law


Talbot Brewer


Ethics, Political Philosophy

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  • Office Address: 212 Levering Hall
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30-3:30
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 8540 Contemporary Ethical Theory: R 1:00-3:30

Talbot Brewer is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Virginia. He specializes in ethics and political philosophy, with particular attention to moral psychology and Aristotelian ethics.  He is the author of numerous essays, including “Virtues We Can Share: A Reading of Aristotle’s Ethics” (Ethics 115, 2005), “Savoring Time: Desire, Pleasure and Wholehearted Activity” (Ethical Theory and Moral 6, 2003), “Two Kinds of Commitments (And Two Kinds of Social Groups)” (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66, 2003), and “Maxims and Virtues” (The Philosophical Review 3, 2002). He has been a visiting professor in the Harvard University Philosophy Department and has been invited to present his work to audiences at a number of universities and professional conferences in North America, South America, Europe, China and the Middle East. He has authored two books, the most recent of which is The Retrieval of Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Selected Publications

The Retrieval of Ethics – (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009; paperback in May 2011). Reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Ethics, The Philosophical Quarterly, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, The Review of Metaphysics, and Analysis.

Reflections on the Cultural Commons” – Forthcoming in Alejandro Nestor García, editor, Being Human in a Consumerist Society (Ashgate Publishing, October 2014).

“Kant and Rawls on the Cultivation of Virtue” – Theory and Research in Education (July, 2013)

“Virtue” – Hugh LaFollette, Sarah Stroud and John Deigh, eds., International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

Alienated Emotions” – Carla Bagnoli, editor, Morality and the Emotions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, October 2011), 275-98.

“Two Pictures of Practical Thinking” – Lawrence Jost and Julian Wuerth, editors, Perfecting Virtue: New Essays on Kantian Ethics and Virtue Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, February 2011), 116-146.

 “The Foundations of Neo-Aristotelianism: Critical Notice of Michael Thompson, Life and Action” – Philosophical Books (Volume 50, Number 4, October 2009), 197-212.

 “On Moral Alchemy: A Critical Examination of Post-9/11 U.S. Military Policy” – Matthew J. Morgan, editor, The Day that Changed Everything? The Impact of 9/11, Volume VI: Religion and Philosophy (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009) 221-32.

“Is Welfare an Independent Good?” – Social Philosophy & Policy (Volume 26, Number 1, Winter 2009), 96-125.

“Three Dogmas of Desire” – in Timothy Chappell, editor, Values and Virtues (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), 257-284.

“The Patina of the Past: Meditations on Memory and Home” – The Hedgehog Review (Volume 7, Number 3, Fall 2005), 46-55.

“Virtues We Can Share: A Reading of Aristotle’s Ethics” – Ethics (Volume 115, Number 4, July 2005), 721-58.

“Savoring Time: Desire, Pleasure and Wholehearted Activity” – Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (with other selected papers from the annual meeting of the British Society for Ethical Theory, in Volume 6, Number 2, June 2003), 143-160.

“Two Kinds of Commitments (And Two Kinds of Social Groups)” – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (Volume 66, Number 3, May 2003), 554-583.

“The Real Problem with Internalism about Reasons” – Canadian Journal of Philosophy (Volume 42, No. 4, December 2002), 443-473.

“Maxims and Virtues” – The Philosophical Review (Vol. 3, No. 4, October 2002), 539-72.

Ethan Butt

Philosophy of Mind, Action Theory, Free Will, Philosophy of Religion

Ross P. Cameron

Professor & Director of Undergraduate Program

Metaphysics, Logic, History of Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion
  • Office Address: 108 Levering Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10:30-11:30
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 2420 Intro to Symbolic Logic TR 9-9:50

    PHIL 4010 Seminar For Majors: Metaphysics of Time and Possibility - TR 9-9:50

Ross is interested in all areas of metaphysics.  He has published extensively on traditional metaphysical topics like the nature of time, possibility, existence and truth.  He is also interested in the history of metaphysics, especially the medievals, Leibniz and early analytic philosophy.  He enjoys exploring the connections between metaphysics and other areas of philosophy, especially aesthetics, the philosophy of religion and epistemology.



James Cargile

Professor Emeritus

Epistemology, Ethics, History of Philosophy, Logic, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics

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Jeffrey Carroll

Political Philosophy
  • Office Address: Cocke Hall 209
  • Office Hours: Friday 12:00 - 2:00
  • Class Schedule:

    Fr 8:00-8:50 in New Cabell Hall 211

    Fr 9:00-9:50 in New Cabell Hall 303

    Fr 10:00-10:50 in New Cabell Hall 232

Nikolina Cetic

Metaphysics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of the Mind
  • Office Address: Alderman Cafe
  • Office Hours: Mondays, 9:45-10:45 and Fridays, 1:45-2:45

Dominick Cooper

Graduate Student

Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Ethics
  • Office Address: 209 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Thursday 4:00-5:00 & Friday 11:00-2:00

James Darcy

Graduate Student


Daniel Devereux

Professor Emeritus

Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics

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Cora Diamond

Kenan Professor of Philosophy Emerita

Wittgenstein, Frege, Philosophy of Language, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature

Recent talks

"Wittgenstein's 'Unbearable Conflict'" (Philosophy and Psychoanalysis seminar, Tavistock Clinic, London)

"On there not being anything else to think" (Jowett Society, Oxford)

"Murdoch off the map, or Taking Empiricism back from the Empiricists". (Moral Philosophy seminar, Oxford; Amherst College)

Recent publications

"G.H. von Wright on Wittgenstein in Relation to His Times".  In Acta Philosophica Fennica, vol. 93, 2017.

"Asymmetries in Thinking about Thought: Anscombe and Wiggins".  In the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 90, Spring 2016.

"Wittgenstein and What Can Only Be True". Nordic Wittgenstein Review 3 (Dec. 2014).

Erin Eaker

A&S Assistant Dean & Assistant Professor

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Biology, Environmental Philosophy
  • Office Address: 201-D Monroe Hall
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 12:30-1:30PM & by Appointment
  • Class Schedule:

    Spring 2016:

    PHIL 2510 Darwin & Philosophy - MW 3:30-4:45pm Cocke Hall 115

M. Jamie Ferreira

Professor Emerita (Religious Studies)

Philosophy of Religion, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, J. H. Newman, Victorian Studies, 20th Century Philosophy, Religious and Ethical Imagination

Kim Ferzan

Caddell & Chapman Professor of Law

Criminal Law, Evidence, Prosecution, Jurisprudence, Ethics

Torrance Fung

Graduate Student

Philosophy of Mind
  • Office Address: Alderman Library Main Lobby
  • Office Hours: Monday & Thursday 2:00-3:00

Brie Gertler

Interim Associate Dean for the Arts & Humanities, Commonwealth Professor

Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology

For information about my research, please see my HOMEPAGE

Lily Greenway

Graduate Student

Ethics, Political Philosophy
  • Office Address: 209 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 9:30-10:30

Paul Humphreys

Commonwealth Professor

Philosophy of Science, Epistemology

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  • Office Address: 105 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Mondays 11:00-12:00 & Wednesdays 10:00-11:00
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 2450 Philosophy of Science - MW 2:00-3:15

    PHIL 7575 Reduction adn Emergence - T 1:00-3:30

Paul Humphreys, Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, specializes in the philosophy of science. He is co-director of UVA’s Center for the Study of Data and Knowledge; co-director of the Human and Machine Intelligence group; series editor of Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science; a member of the editorial boards of Synthese, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, and Foundations of Science; and a member of the governing board of the Philosophy Documentation Center. For more information see http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/Paul_Humphreys_Home_Page/




Selected Publications
Emergence: A Philosophical Account (Oxford, 2016)

Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science (Oxford, 2016)

`Explanation as Condition Satisfaction’ PSA 2012: Symposia Papers (December 2014)

`Scientific Metaphysics and Speculative Metaphysics’, pp.51 – 78 (Chapter 3) in Scientific Metaphysics, Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Science and Philosophy. Mark Bedau and Paul Humphreys (eds). The MIT Press, 2007

Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method (Oxford, 2004)

"Some Considerations on Conditional Chance," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2004)

"Are There Algorithms that Discover Causal Structure?" Synthese (1999, with David Freedman)

"How Properties Emerge," Philosophy of Science 64 (1997), 1-17

The Chances of Explanation (Princeton, 1989)

"Why Propensities Cannot Be Probabilities," The Philosophical Review 94 (1985), 557-570

Kirra Hyde

Graduate Student

B.A. in philosophy from Southern Virginia University
M.A. in philosophy from Brandeis University

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Early Modern Philosophy
  • Office Address: 209 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00-2:00

My name is Kirra Hyde. Originally from Idaho, I attended Southern Virginia University for my undergraduate education, where I majored in philosophy and music.  And I completed a Master’s Degree in philosophy at Brandeis University.  I am thrilled to be back in Virginia, doing more philosophy! 

I like metaphysics.  I am interested in the nature of this world and the objects in it.  In addition to such central problems in metaphysics, I am intrigued by problems at the intersection of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind, such as truth, objectivity, and perception.  I care about what we can know about the nature of this world.  And I care about how perception, beliefs, and language connect to the external world and to each other.  My most recent work has been in perception, particularly how objective it is and what makes it so.  I plan to continue to work in questions at the intersection of metaphysics, epistemology, and mind.  They are great questions!

Other than philosophy, my greatest hobby is music.  I play percussion, I pretend to play the piano, and I will sing in a choir when anyone will let me.  I also enjoy cooking novel dishes, spending time outdoors, and playing all sorts of games.

Zachary Irving

Assistant Professor

  • Office Address: 207 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 12:30-1:00 and Thursday 4:00-5:00
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 2500 Minds and Machines - TR 5:00-5:50

    PHIL 3330 Philosophy of Mind - TR 11:00-12:15

George Klosko

Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor (Politics)

Political Theory, History of Political Thought

Harold Langsam

Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology

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  • Office Address: 107 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesday, 4:30-5:30; Thursday 11:15-12:15 & by appointment
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL1710 Human Nature - TR 3:30-4:20

    PHIL 3180 Nietzsche - TR 12:30-1:45


Professor of Philosophy. Professor Langsam works primarily in the areas of philosophy of mind and epistemology. He is especially interested in the nature of conscious states and their relevance to epistemic justification. He also teaches Nietzsche at the undergraduate level and human nature at the introductory level.


The Wonder of Consciousness: Understanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011).


Recent Articles:

“ Why Intentionalism Cannot Explain Phenomenal Character,” Erkenntnis DOI: 10.1007/s10670-018-0031-7

“Nietzsche and Value Creation: Subjectivism, Self-Expression, and Strength,” Inquiry 61 (2018): 100-113.

“The Intuitive Case for Naïve Realism,” Philosophical Explorations 20 (2017): 106-122.

Jimin Lee

Graduate Student

Early Modern Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy
  • Office Address: 200 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 2:30-3:30 and Fridays 9:00-10:00
  • Class Schedule:

    Fr 8-8:50
    Fr 2-2:50
    Fr 3-3:50

C. Ambrose Little

Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Natural Philosophy
  • Office Address: 208 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Mondays 12pm-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-3pm.
  • Class Schedule:

    F 8:00-8:50 in Ruffner 139

    F 9:00-9:50 in Ruffner 139

    F 10:00-10:50 in Ruffner 139

Antonia LoLordo

Professor & Department Chair

History of Modern Philosophy

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  • Office Address: 113 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Antonia LoLordo is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. She specializes in early modern philosophy. She is the author of Locke’s Moral Man (Oxford, 2012) and Pierre Gassendi and the Birth of Early Modern Philosophy (Cambridge, 2007).

Loren Lomasky

Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Gastronomy
  • Office Address: 124 Kerchoff Hall
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 and by appointment
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 1730 Introduction to Moral and Political Philosophy - MW 3:00-3:50

    PHIL 2770 Political Philosophy - MW 5:00-5:50

Samuel Lundquist

Graduate Student

Ethics, Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy
  • Office Address: 209 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 11:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00
  • Class Schedule:

    Fr 12-12:50 in Shannon House 109

    Fr 1-1:50 in New Cabell Hall 389

    Fr 2-2:50 in New Cabell Hall 132

Andrei Marasoiu

Graduate Student

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology
  • Office Hours: by appointment

Stephen Marrone

Ethics, Normativity, Ancient Philosophy
  • Office Address: 200 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-12:00

John Marshall

Professor Emeritus

Ethics, Political Philosophy

Felicity Martin

Moral Philosophy and ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Ian McCready-Flora

Assistant Professor

Ancient Greek Philosophy, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Applied Ethics
  • Office Address: 203 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30-4:45; Fridays 12:30-2:00
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 3110 Plato - TR 2:00-3:15

    PHIL 7510 Aristotle R 3:30-6:00

Ian specializes in Ancient Greek Philosophy and has substantial side interests in contemporary Aesthetics, Epistemology and Applied Ethics.

His book-length project concerns Aristotle's conception of rationality. What is it about human thinking that distinguishes it from the sorts of thinking other animals are capable of? Of particular importance is our capacity to form beliefs. Unlike wisdom, understanding and expertise—all high-level perfections of reason—beliefs are piecemeal and fallible, yet still beyond the reach of any non-human mind. Aristotle's theory of belief, however, gets relatively little attention compared to his deductive model of science and knowledge. A serious effort at understanding it, then, can tell us what on his view distinguishes the rational from the non-rational.

Ian is also writing on ancient conceptions of knowledge and its relation to other mental states; Aristotle’s response to Protagoras, both the sophist himself and his Platonic shadow; and the history and prehistory of the emotions and their place in our mental lives.


Representative Publications

2015. "Protagoras and Plato in Aristotle: Rereading the Measure Doctrine." Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 49: 71-129.
2014. "Aristotle’s Cognitive Science: Belief, Affect and Rationality." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 89: 394-435.
2013. “Aristotle and the Normativity of Belief.” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 44:67-98.

Trenton Merricks

Commonwealth Professor & Director of Placement

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind
  • Office Address: 103 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Mondays, noon-2:00 & by appointment
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 2660 Philosophy of Religion - MW- 10:00-10:50

    PHIL 7500 Metaphysical Survey -    W- 1:00-3:30

Elyse Oakley

Graduate Student

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science
  • Office Address: 209 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Thursday 11:00-12:00 & Friday 2:00-3:00
  • Class Schedule:

    Friday 8-8:50

    Friday 3-3:50

    Friday 6-6:50

Walter Ott

Professor & Director of Graduate Admissions

Modern Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology

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  • Office Address: 122 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesday, 12:30 to 1:30, & by appt.
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 1750 The Meaning of Life

    MW 11:00-11:50

    PHIL 3160 18th Century Philosophy

    MW - 2:00-3:15

My research focuses on metaphysics (especially causation and laws of nature) and philosophy of mind (especially perception) in the modern period.

Selected Publications

‘The Case Against Powers.’ In Causal Powers in Science: Blending Historical and Conceptual Perspectives. Ed. Benjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund, and Stathis Psillos. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming


‘Archetypes without Patterns: Locke on Relations and Mixed Modes.’ Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. Forthcoming


Descartes, Malebranche, and the Crisis of Perception. Oxford University Press, UK, 2017


Laws of Nature. Co-editor, with Lydia Patton. Oxford University Press, UK, 2017


‘Phenomenal Intentionality and the Problem of Representation.’ Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2, 1 (2016)


‘Leibniz on Sensation and the Limits of Reason.’ History of Philosophy Quarterly 33, 2 (2016)


‘Malebranche and the Riddle of Sensation.’ Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 88, 3 (2014)


‘What is Locke’s Theory of Representation?’ British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 20, 6 (2012)


Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy.  Oxford University Press, UK, 2009


‘Causation, Intentionality, and the Case for Occasionalism.’  Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 90, 2 (2008)


Locke’s Philosophy of Language.  Cambridge University Press, UK, 2004

Zoe Pettler

Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality, Social Philosophy

Zachary Puetz

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind

Joshua Schwartz

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

  • Office Address: 200 Ccoke Hall
  • Office Hours: Mondays by appointment, Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, and Fridays 10:00-12:00

Jorge Secada


History of Modern Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy

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  • Office Address: 208 Levering
  • Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:00-8:45; Monday 10:00-12:00 & by appt.
  • Class Schedule:

    PHIL 2110 History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval  - MW 9:00-9:50

    PHIL 7530 The Meditations - M 1:00-3:30



A. John Simmons

John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Philosophy

Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law
  • Office Address: 102 Cocke Hall, 163 Withers Brown
  • Office Hours: On Leave

A. JOHN SIMMONS is the John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976.  He received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1972 and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University in 1977.  He has been an editor of the journal Philosophy & Public Affairs since 1982.  He is the author of Moral Principles and Political Obligations (Princeton, 1979), The Lockean Theory of Rights (Princeton, 1992), On the Edge of Anarchy: Locke, Consent, and the Limits of Society (Princeton, 1993),  Justification and Legitimacy: Essays on Rights and Obligations (Cambridge, 2000), Is There a Duty to Obey the Law? For and Against (with C.H. Wellman)(Cambridge, 2005), Political Philosophy (Oxford, 2008), Boundaries of Authority (Oxford, 2016), and many other publications on topics in moral, political, and legal philosophy.  Two of his articles have been selected for inclusion in The Philosopher’s Annual.  He has edited the books International Ethics (Princeton, 1985) and Punishment (Princeton, 1995).  Professor Simmons has chaired the University of Virginia’s Philosophy Department and its Program on Political and Social Thought, and he received Virginia’s All-University Teaching Award in 1992-93 (in the inaugural year of that award).  He taught Ethics as a special consultant for six years at the F.B.I. National Academy and has given the Becker Distinguished Alumnus Lecture at Cornell University, the Safra Lecture at Harvard, and the 2013 Auguste Comte Lectures at the London School of Economics.

Selected Publications

Boundaries of Authority (Oxford University Press, 2016; vii + 263 pp.)

“Human Rights, Natural Rights, and Human Dignity”, in R. Cruft, M. Liao, and M. Renzo (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015), 138-52.

“Rights-Based Justifications for the State”, in A. Byrne, J. Cohen, G. Rosen, and S. Shiffrin (eds.), The Norton Introduction to Philosophy (W.W. Norton & Co., 2015), 955-62.

“Territorial Rights: Justificatory Strategies”, in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Vol. I (Oxford University Press, 2015), 145-72.

“Locke on the Social Contract”, Ch. 21 of M. Stuart (ed.), A Companion to Locke (Wiley Blackwell, 2016), 413-32.

“Self-Determination and Territorial Rights”, Philosophy and Public Issues (New Series), Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016), 51-65.

Rebecca Stangl

Associate Professor

Ethics, History of Philosophy

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  • Office Address: 124 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm; Thursdays 1:00-1:45pm; and by appointment
  • Class Schedule:

    New College Curriculum:

    EGMT 1510: Ethical Engagement - What Isn't For Sale? And What Shouldn't Be?

    8/28-10/17 - MW 3:30-4:45

    10/18-12/7 - TR 11:00-12:15 & 2:00-3:15

Rebecca Stangl is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, specializing in contemporary virtue ethics and bioethics.

Recent and forthcoming essays include:
•    “Neo-Aristotelian Supererogation,” Ethics, 126:2 (January 2016) 339-365. (Published Online: December 2015.)
•    “Cultural Relativity and the Justification of the Virtues,” in Nancy Snow, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Virtue (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2015.)
•    “Taking Moral Risks Virtuously,” in Christian Miller, ed. The Character Project: New Perspectives in Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 215-233.
•    “Particularism”, “Thick Ethical Property”, and “Trolley Problem,” in Robert Audi, ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 3rd Edition (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
•    “Asymmetrical Virtue Particularism,” Ethics, 121: 1 (October 2010): 37-57.
•     “Selective Termination and Respect for the Disabled,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 35:1 (February 2010) 32-45. (Published Online: December 24, 2009.)  
•    “Plan B and the Doctrine of Double Effect,” Hastings Center Report, 39:4 (July 2009) 21-25.
•    “A Dilemma for Particularist Virtue Ethics,” Philosophical Quarterly, 58:233 (October 2008) 665-678. (Published Online: November 5, 2007.)
•    “Particularism and the Point of Moral Principles,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 9:2 (April 2006) 201-229.

She is currently at work on a book called Neither Heroes nor Saints: Neo-Aristotelian Self-Cultivation.  This research was supported by a grant from The Character Project at Wake Forest University, sponsored by the Templeton Foundation. 

She was also a recipient of The University of Virginia’s 2012 All-University Teaching Award.

Peter Tan

Graduate Student

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science
  • Office Address: 209 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 3-4PM and Thursday 3:30-5PM

Travis Tanner

Early Modern Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, Skepticism
  • Office Address: 200 Cocke Hall
  • Office Hours: Fridays 12:00-2:00

George Thomas

Professor Emeritus

Ethics, Kant, Free Will

Stacie Thyrion

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Bill Vincent

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic, Philosophy of Religion
  • Office Address: Cocke 206
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-11:00

Chunling Yan

Graduate Student

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Physics

Katelyn Aberl

Graduate Student

Nazim Adakli

Graduate Student

Matthew Andler

Graduate Student

Dominick Cooper

Graduate Student

James Darcy

Graduate Student

Torrance Fung

Graduate Student

Lily Greenway

Graduate Student

Kirra Hyde

Graduate Student

Jimin Lee

Graduate Student

Samuel Lundquist

Graduate Student

Andrei Marasoiu

Graduate Student

Elyse Oakley

Graduate Student

Peter Tan

Graduate Student

Chunling Yan

Graduate Student