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1st year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College, 2015
Areas of Interest: philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of mathematics; ancient and medieval philosophy, especially Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas; synthesis of the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition with the discoveries of modern empirical science.
2nd year, Philosophy Track
Education: M.Phil., Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 2014; B.A.(Hons)(First Class), Philosophy, University of Canterbury, 2012; B.Sc., Philosophy, University of Canterbury, 2012
Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics
2nd year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Philosophy and History, University of Minnesota (2008), M.A., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2012)
Research Interests: Philosophy and History of Science, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics
6th year, History Track
Education: B.Sc., Mathematics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2009
Research: My research interests cover the history of the disciplines of learning in Islam, including both the exact and the traditional sciences, as well as the historical, philosophical, and contemporary aspects of the relationship between science and religion.
Education: B.Sc., Mathematics and Biology, University of Michigan, 1993
Current position: Society Coordinator for the History of Science Society
2nd year, Theology and Science track
Education: B.A. Mathematics and Music (double major), SUNY Potsdam, 2004; M.Ed. Roberts Wesleyan College, 2006; MA(TS) St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, 2014
Research: Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, Memory of Theological Identity. My primary interests address the question: What happens to self-identity when, through neuro-degenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer's Disease), a person forgets God? I hope to use an interdisciplinary approach to work towards understanding what it means to forget God and/or self, to examine how such forgetting is related to perception of identity, and to investigate how we can establish a ministry to work with people who are experiencing the dehumanizing impact of memory loss.
5th year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.Sc., Mining Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2006; M.A. Philosophy, Shahid Beheshti University, 2009
Research: Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics (esp. Naturalized or Scientific Metaphysics), Early Modern Philosophy of Science
Dissertation Title: “Theoretical Virtues from Science to Metaphysics” Advisor: Anjan Chakravartty Committee: Katherine Brading, Lynn Joy, Janet Kourany, Meghan Sullivan
4th year, History Track
Education: AB History and Biology (double major) Lafayette College, 2012
Research interests: History of Medicine, 18th and Early 19th-Century American History, Atlantic History.
Research: My research focuses on American medical theory and practice at the turn of the nineteenth century. I explore the role of Benjamin Rush's attempt develop an American medical practice distinct from both traditional European and emerging "tropical" medicine.
Dissertation Title: “Revolutions in the Atmosphere: Benjamin Rush and the Making of American Medicine” Advisor: Christopher S. Hamlin Committee: Jon Coleman, Patrick Griffin, Evan Ragland
1st year, History Track
Education: BS, Microbiology, Ohio State University, 2012; MA, Molecular Biology, Princeton University, 2014
Areas of Interest: Medieval science and medicine.
Sebastian Murgueitio Ramirez
1st year, Philosophy track
Education: B.A., Philosophy and B.S., Physics, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2014
Areas of Interest: Philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, and metaphysics.
4th year, Theology and Science Track
Education: B.S., Computer Science, Georgetown University. MA(TS), Systematic Theology, Saint Paul School of Theology
Research: My main area of research focuses around the interplay of the recent theology/science dialogue as it relates to dialogues between faith and reason in the late 20th century, as well as discussions between the philosophy and theology at the dawn of modern science in the 16th and 17th centuries. In doing this, I hope to advance the place of the theology/science dialogue within historically fundamental theological discussions within Christianity.
Dissertation Title: "Old Science, New Problems: A Theological Analysis of John Zahm's Attempt to Bridge Evolution and Roman Catholicism" Advisor: J. Matthew Ashley Committee: Robert Krieg, Celia Deane-Drummond, Don Howard
3rd year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.S. Physics, MIT, 2013.
Areas of Interest: History of philosophy of science, methodology, philosophy of physics
6th year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Computer Science, University of Bucharest, 2006; B.A., Philosophy, University of Bucharest, 2010
Research: Philosophy of time; Early Modern & early analytical mechanics (Newton, Descartes, Huygens); Ignorance and skepticism; Philosophy and practice of mathematics (mathematical explanation, mathematics in the seventeenth century). I wish I could free Newton's genius from the bottle of history and see the world through the lenses of a "naturalism without mirrors." I find Stoic advice useful and (Socratic) irony indispensable.
Dissertation Title: "On the Interactions between Mathematical Methods and Metaphysics in Isaac Newton’s Writings: the Case of Mathematical Forces" Advisor: Katherine Brading Committee: Curtis Franks, Lynn Joy, George Smith