Johns Hopkins University Date of Birth: May 15, 1982
Department of Philosophy Citizenship: United States
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Ph.D. Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, expected 2011.
Dissertation: Hypothetical Entities in the History of Chemistry (working title)
Advisor: Robert Rynasiewicz
M.A. Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 2007.
B.A. Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 2004.
Minors: Japanese and Asian Studies.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude.
Areas of Specialty
History and Philosophy of Science, esp. Chemistry; Philosophy of Language
Areas of Competence
Logic, Applied Ethics
Instructor, Maryland Institute College of Art
Objectivity, Spring 2010.
Instructor, Johns Hopkins University
Future of Humanity, 2010. Co-taught with John Waterman.
Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University
Bioethics, Fall 2007 and 2008. (Prof. Hilary Bok)
Introduction to Formal Logic, Spring 2008. (Prof. Peter Achinstein)
Introduction to Formal Logic, Spring 2009. (Prof. Timothy Rosenkoetter)
Introduction to Greek Philosophy, Fall 2009. (Prof. Richard Bett)
Introduction to the Foundations of
Logic, Mathematics and Computation, Spring 2010 (Prof. Robert Rynasiewicz)
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(Sample teaching evaluations available upon request.)
Hammond Society President, Johns Hopkins University, 2006–2007.
Hammond Society Librarian, Johns Hopkins University, 2008–2009.
Graduate Advisor, Prometheus, Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, Johns Hopkins University,
(seven online editions, one print edition yearly), 2008–present.
Hammond Society Essay Contest Judge, Johns Hopkins University, 2009.
Organizer, Prometheus Forum Series, Johns Hopkins University, 2009.
Organizer, Prometheus Seminar Series, Johns Hopkins University, 2010.
Organizer, The Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, Johns Hop-
kins University, 2010.
“Dworkin on the Moral Psychology of Abortion,” Madness & Religion: Graduate Workshop on
Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Religion and Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University, April
“Metaphysics and Chemistry: Atoms and Gunk in Philosophy and Science,” Prometheus Semi-
nar Series, Johns Hopkins University, March 2010.
“Inference to the Best Explanation: So Hot Right Now,” Summer Seminar, Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity, June 2009.
“On the Reference of Theoretical Terms Before and After Discovery,” Summer Seminar, Johns
Hopkins University, July 2008.
“Constructive Empiricism, Discovery, and Observability,” Third Year Paper Conference, Johns
Hopkins University, April 2008.
“Salmon and van Fraassen on Realism and Empiricism,” Summer Seminar, Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity, June 2007.
“A Response to Nussbaum on Theory and Practice,” First Annual Baltimore-Washington Phi-
losophy Graduate Conference, Georgetown University, April 2007.
“Empirical Adequacy and Vagueness,” Hammond Society Colloquium, Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity, February 2007.
Skill Set and Languages: HTML, CSS, L TEX, BibTeX
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Honors & Awards
Johns Hopkins University Fellowship, 2005–2007.
University Scholar, 2003 and 2004.
University Scholarship Recipient, 2000–2004.
Wilma Binder Zeder Memorial Scholarship Recipient, 2003.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2002.
National Deans List, 2001.
Golden Key International Honour Society, 2003.
Robert Rynasiewicz Timothy Rosenkoetter
Professor of Philosophy Lecturer in Philosophy
Johns Hopkins University Dartmouth College
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Last updated: May 2, 2010