Sinan Dogramaci (Fall 2012, Spring 2013) is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, having received his Ph.D. from NYU in 2009. His research is mainly in epistemology. His papers include 'Reverse Engineering Epistemic Evaluations', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 84, No. 3, May 2012, which won the Young Epistemologist Prize for the biennial Rutgers Epistemology Conference in 2011.
Marcus Giaquinto (Fall 2011) is a professor of philosophy at University College London. His main research has been in philosophy of mathematics. He has written two books: The Search For Certainty: a philosophical account of foundations of mathematics and Visual Thinking in Mathematics. His most recent publication is “Crossing Curves: a limit to the use of diagrams in proofs” to appear in Philosophia Mathematica. Areas of research of more general philosophical relevance include the possibility and nature of (a) knowing abstracta and (b) conceptual propositional knowledge. Courses he has recently taught: philosophy of mathematics (two distinct courses), basic axiomatic set theory, rational inquiry (epistemology of science), and a course for graduates called “Computability, Incompleteness and Mind.”
Friederike Moltmann (Spring 2012) is research director at the CNRS in Paris. She works both in philosophy and in linguistic semantics, and especially the interface between the two. She has published on a great range of topics in the interface between linguistic semantics and ontology, such as part-whole structure, plurality, abstract objects, and the theory of tropes. Further topics of her research include ‘propositional attitudes without propositions’, ‘first-person based genericity’, relative truth, as well as anaphora and presuppositions. She is author of Parts and Wholes in Semantics (1997) and Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language (Oxford UP, forthcoming 2012).
David Owens (Fall 2011) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading. He has held visiting appointments at All Soul's College, Oxford, Yale University, London University, Sydney University and the University of Lublin. He is the author of Causes and Coincidences andReason Without Freedom and his latest book Shaping the Normative Landscape will appear in 2012.
Nicholas Shea (Fall 2011) is an interdisciplinary philosopher of mind, and of psychology, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford, based in the Faculty of Philosophy, with attachments to the Oxford Martin School and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics. As well as philosophical work on mental representation, consciousness and the metaphysics of mind, he has published in scientific journals in collaboration with psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists and biologists. His current focus is on the nature of representation, concentrating on two very different types of relatively low-level representing systems: the neural mechanisms underpinning reward-guided decision making, and inheritance systems.
Amia Srinivasan (Spring 2012) is a Prize Fellow in Philosophy at All Souls College, Oxford, where she is currently working toward her DPhil. Her research focusses on the epistemology of genealogical debunking, the nature of epistemic norms, and related issues in meta-philosophy. She has a paper, co-authored with John Hawthorne, forthcoming in The Epistemology of Disagreement: New Essays (OUP), and has also written for the London Review of Books.