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

Richard BurnBA, philosophy (Durham)
Milos ChristoforouBA, philosophy & mathematics (Durham)
Luciana Di MascioBA, philosophy (Durham)
Samin GokcekusBA, philosophy & psychology (Durham)
Grace GreerBA, natural sciences (Durham)
Susan NotessPhD, philosophy (Durham)
Tom RojasBA, philosophy (Durham)
Angelos SofocleousBA, joint honors (Durham)
Andrew ThomasPhD, philosophy (Durham)
Andrew WoodardPhD, philosophy (Durham)

Previous supervision & examination

NameGraduatedDegree (Place)My roleThesis title
Tomas Bermejo2017BA, philosophy & mathematics (Durham)Supervisor"Carnap and Quine's Debate on Ontology"
Sam Courtney-Guy2016BA, PPE (Durham)Supervisor"What Kind of Problem is Kripke's Rule-Following Paradox?"
Nathan Davies2017BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"A Meaningless Dissertation: Why Meaning Can't be Analysed in Terms of Truth"
Amber Donovan2017BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Egotistical Investigations: Diagnosing the Problem of My 'Self'" *
Antonio Florio2012Master of Logic (Amsterdam)Supervisor"Science in Axiomatic Perspective"
Dan Foggin2017BA, philosophy & mathematics (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"
Caroline Foster2008Master of Logic (Amsterdam)Co-supervisor"The Problem of the Perfect Agent: Investigations into Determinism"
David Harris2016BA, philosophy & computer science (Durham)SupervisorArtificial Intelligence and Philosophical Logic
Dirk Hofland2016BA, PPE (Durham)Supervisor"The School-Choice Trilemma"
Thomas J. Hughes2015Ph.D., philosophy (Durham)Internal examiner"Grammar, Ambiguity, and Descriptions: A Study in the Semantics of Definite Descriptions"
Spencer Johnston2011Master of Logic (Amsterdam)Internal examiner"John Buridan's Theory of Modal Consequence"
Imogen Maclaren2016BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Reappraising The Harm in Hate Speech: A Dynamic Approach to Freedom of Speech"
Andrea Mikulandova2017BA, philosophy & mathematics (Durham)Supervisor"Using Temporal Logic to Construct a Model of Restricted Time Travel Via Time Turners"
Susan Notess2016Graduate Diploma, philosophy (Durham)Co-supervisor"Sacred Languages: A Phenomenological and Pragmatic Account of Sacred Language Use"
Constance O'Conor2017BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"The Fairy Tale Paradox: Logical and Ethical Tensions in Teaching Fantastic Morals by Fantastic Means"
Sophie Oliver2017BA, philosophy & mathematics (Durham)Supervisor"Realism in Mathematics: Set Theoretic Commitment to the Infinite"
Toby Smith2016BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Modelling Knowledge- and Belief-Based Moral Obligations: An Accessible Tool For Philosophical Analysis"
Andrew Thomas2016MA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"What is Anna Karenina? How Fictional Realism can help dissolve the Paradox of Fictional Emotions"
Kim Tullar2016BA, philosophy & mathematics (Durham)Supervisor"Clarifying and Solving Newcomb's Problem" *
Kishen Vora2015BA, philosophy (Durham)Supervisor"Can Robots Be Moral?"
Anna Wallace2016BA, combined arts (Durham)Supervisor"Can There Be A Neuroscience of Grammaticalized Thought?"
Lars Wortel2011Master of Logic (Amsterdam)Internal examiner"Side Effects in Steering Fragments"

* 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 20 June 2017.