Graduate Supervision

Dissertations and Theses Supervised

  • 1992: MA Alex Zieba, Onward Through the Fog. Morality and Postmodernism. Queen’s.
  • 1992: MA Robert Olson, Scientism and Meaning Holism in the Work of V.W. Quine. Queen’s
  • 1994: MA Deborah Therrian, Autonomy, Community and Justice as Fairness. Queen’s.
  • 1994: MA John Hinchcliffe, Charles Taylor’s Moral Ontology: An Examination. Queen’s.
  • 1995: PhD J. Nathan, Philosophy and the Limits of Mechanistic Explanation. Queen’s.
  • 1996: MA Allison Dawe, Values, Objectivity and the Furniture of the World: John McDowell on Morality and Mathematics. Queen’s.
  • 1996: MA Angela Fernandez, On the Future of Ethical Theory: Bernard Williams vs. Neo-Aristotelianism. Queen’s.
  • 1997: PhD Jianwu Guo, Contemporary Chinese Marxism. Queen’s. (co-supervisor with M. Fox)
  • 1998: MA K. Jane Forsey, Interpretation, Identity, and Moral Realism: Taylor’s Ontology of the Self. Queen’s.
  • 1999: MA Kevin Armstrong, Ethics/Aesthetics: Two Modern Views. Queen’s.
  • 1999: MA Sean Finn, Being Interpreted: Third-person Perspectives on the Self. Queen’s.
  • 1999: PhD Andrew Sneddon, Agents and Actions: Causation and Responsibility. Queen’s.
  • 2000: MA Sheri Coombs, Perspectives on Perception: The Debate Between Davidson and McDowell Concerning the Nature of Experience. Queen’s.
  • 2000: MA Rachel Sheffrin, A Question of Priority: Finding the Place of the Self-Concept Through Transcendental Argument. Queen’s.
  • 2001: MA Ying Lok (Faustus) Tang, An Attempt to Bridge the Fact/Value Distinction. Queen’s. (co-supervisor with Stephen Leighton)
  • 2002: PhD K. Jane Forsey, Overcoming Aesthetics: Creative Expression and Human Agency. Queen’s.
  • 2002: PhD Shaun Perceval-Maxwell, Information and Consciousness. Queen’s. (co-supervisor with Sergio Sismondo)
  • 2004: MA Brian Lawson, Rescuing Kant from Coldness: An Examination of the Place of Inclinations in Kantian Deontology. Queen’s.
  • 2004: MA Paula Schwebel, Guiding Concepts: The Ethics of Articulacy. Queen’s
  • 2005: MA Nicole Bernhardt, Nietzsche Contra Kant. Queen’s. (co-supervisor with Albert Fell).
  • 2005: MA Efrat Shapir, Aesthetic Particularism: A Study from Dancy to Gadamer. Queen’s.
  • 2006: MA Shane Gallagher, Sympathy as a Moral Resource: An Analysis of Jonathan Glover’s Concept of Sympathy. Queen’s.
  • 2006: PhD Rachel Fern, Interpretation and the Written Word: the Intentional Fallacy. Queen’s.
  • 2007: PhD Rachel Sheffrin, Thinking Beyond the Bounds of Sense.   Queen’s.
  • 2007: MA Katy Allen, Moral Responsibility and the Natural Order. Queen’s.
  • 2007: MA G. Anthony Bruno, The Bounds of Justification. Queen’s.
  • 2007: MA Octavian Busuioc, Returning to Our Senses. Queen’s
  • 2007: MA John Symons, The Structure of Perceptual Content. Queen’s
  • 2009: MA Ryan McInerney, The Meaning(lessness) of our (Un)certainty: A Study of Wittgenstein, Skepticism, and the Aspirations of Philosophy. Queen’s
  • 2010: MA Tom Brannen, Sensations as Reasons: A Study in Self-Knowledge. Queen’s
  • 2010: MA Katie Howe, Wittgenstein and the Appeal to our Practices. Queen’s
  • 2011: MA Colin Conrad, Making Sense of Moral Relativism, Queen’s
  • 2012: MA Melaina Weiss, Transforming Philosophy: A Call for Somatic Cultivation. Queen’s
  • 2013: PhD Octavian Busuioc, Taking the World In. Queen’s (Winner of the C. G. Prado Dissertation Prize 2013)
  • On-going: PhD Ryan McInerney (area: philosophy of education)
  • On-going: PhD Michael Vossen (area: ethics and philosophy of action)
  • On-going: MA Lesley Jamieson (area: metaethics)