George Stamets

George Stamets

PhD student

Summary: Philosophy of action (including free will and moral responsibility), mind, and metaphysics generally (especially causation, personhood)

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in metaphysics, and have to do with the prospects for a non-causal libertarian view of free action, built upon a substance dualism and a broadly neo-Aristotelian metaphysics including a substance-powers theory of causation (I closely adopt and defend an overall framework laid out by E.J. Lowe). I am therefore especially interested in theories of personhood, theories of mental causation and causation generally, and the free will debate.

Beyond these, I have interests in epistemology (defense of a moderate form of rationalism, following Laurence BonJour), ethics (defense of a view in the direction of Rossian ethical intuitionism), and social and political philosophy.

Academic History

MA in Philosophy, Florida State University, 2016

BA in Politics and Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 2008

Funding

I am extremely grateful to have received a School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science PhD Scholarship, which will support me for the duration of my studies.

For more information, including a copy of my CV, see my personal website.