I am available for, and interested in, supervising students, at any level, in any of the following areas:

If you are a student at Durham and interested in working with me, please send me an email to set up an appointment to meet. If you are not currently a student at Durham, but are interested in being supervised by me, please see the departmental pages on taught degrees and research degrees to see the possible opportunities.

Current students

Zekiye GozPhD, philosophy (Durham)
Jessica Lauman-LairsonMRes, philosophy (Durham)
Amber MullinsBA, philosophy (Durham)
Susan NotessPhD, philosophy (Durham)
George SingletonBA, philosophy (Durham)
Andrew ThomasPhD, philosophy (Durham)
Maria TolchenovaLaidlaw scholar, philosophy (Durham)

Previous supervision & examination


NameGraduatedDegree (Place)My roleThesis title
Andrew Woodard2019PhD, philosophy (Durham)Primary supervisor"Predication and Identity in Copular Sentences"
Thomas J. Hughes2015PhD, philosophy (Durham)Internal examiner"Grammar, Ambiguity, and Descriptions: A Study in the Semantics of Definite Descriptions"

Diplomas and Master's degrees

NameGraduatedDegree (Place)My roleThesis title
Joshua Patterson2017MRes, philosophy (Oxford Brookes)External examiner"Aristotelian Philosophy Applied to Interactive Virtual Media: On the Effects of Transportation on the Player and the Practical Applications of Virtual Realites"
Susan Notess2016Graduate Diploma, philosophy (Durham)Co-supervisor"Sacred Languages: A Phenomenological and Pragmatic Account of Sacred Language Use"
Andrew Thomas2016MA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"What is Anna Karenina? How Fictional Realism can help dissolve the Paradox of Fictional Emotions"
Antonio Florio2012Master of Logic (Amsterdam)Supervisor"Science in Axiomatic Perspective"
Spencer Johnston2011Master of Logic (Amsterdam)Internal examiner"John Buridan's Theory of Modal Consequence"
Lars Wortel2011Master of Logic (Amsterdam)Internal examiner"Side Effects in Steering Fragments"
Caroline Foster2008Master of Logic (Amsterdam)Co-supervisor"The Problem of the Perfect Agent: Investigations into Determinism"

Undergraduate degrees

NameGraduatedDegree (Place)My roleThesis title
Richard Burn2018BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Identity of Fictional Characters Across and Within Media"
Luciana di Mascio2018BA, philosophy & psychology (Durham)Supervisor"A Philosophical Analysis of J.K. Rowling's Account of Life After Death in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter"
Samin Gokeckus *2018BA, philosophy & psychology (Durham)Supervisor"Elizabeth Hamilton's Early 19th Century Scottish Associationism; Tracking Modern Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience"
Grace Greer2018BA, natural sciences (Durham)Supervisor"Do Mathematical Statements Have Objective Truth-Values?"
Tom Rojas2018BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Can Pascal's Wager Resist Infinitesimal Probabilities?"
Tomas Bermejo2017BA, natural sciences (Durham)Supervisor"Carnap and Quine's Debate on Ontology"
Nathan Davies2017BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"A Meaningless Dissertation: Why Meaning Can't be Analysed in Terms of Truth"
Amber Donovan *2017BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Egotistical Investigations: Diagnosing the Problem of My 'Self'"
Dan Foggin2017BA, natural sciences (Durham)Supervisor"Where Are They? A Solution to the Fermi Paradox Using the Anthropic Principle"
Daniel Fox2017BA, philosophy & physics (Durham)Supervisor"Towards a New Conception of Human Rights"
Andrea Mikulandova2017BA, natural sciences (Durham)Supervisor"Using Temporal Logic to Construct a Model of Restricted Time Travel Via Time Turners"
Constance O'Conor2017BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"The Fairy Tale Paradox: Logical and Ethical Tensions in Teaching Fantastic Morals by Fantastic Means"
Sophie Oliver2017BA, natural sciences (Durham)Supervisor"Realism in Mathematics: Set Theoretic Commitment to the Infinite"
Sam Courtney-Guy2016BA, PPE (Durham)Supervisor"What Kind of Problem is Kripke's Rule-Following Paradox?"
David Harris2016BA, natural sciences (Durham)Supervisor"Artificial Intelligence and Philosophical Logic"
Dirk Hofland2016BA, PPE (Durham)Supervisor"The School-Choice Trilemma"
Imogen Maclaren2016BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Reappraising The Harm in Hate Speech: A Dynamic Approach to Freedom of Speech"
Toby Smith2016BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Modelling Knowledge- and Belief-Based Moral Obligations: An Accessible Tool For Philosophical Analysis"
Kim Tullar *2016BA, natural sciences (Durham)Supervisor"Clarifying and Solving Newcomb's Problem"
Anna Wallace2016BA, combined arts (Durham)Supervisor"Can There Be A Neuroscience of Grammaticalized Thought?"
Kishen Vora2015BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Can Robots Be Moral?"

* Winner of the Philosophy Department Dissertation Prize for dissertation with the highest mark of the year.

Omnia disce, videbis postea nihil esse superfluum
--Hugh of S. Victor

This page was last updated 11 February 2019.