B.Phil., Oxford 2000; Ph.D., Princeton 2005. Boris Kment joined the Department in the Fall of 2009, having previously taught at the University of Michigan. He has written on the metaphysics of modality, the genealogy of modal thought, counterfactuals, essence, causation and causal reasoning, grounding, chance, and the metaphysical role of individuals. His side interests include decision theory and in the history of analytic philosophy, in particular in Wittgenstein's thought. He is the author of Modality and Explanatory Reasoning (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., Harvard 2001, joined the faculty in Fall 2004. Previously he was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows and taught at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests lie primarily within epistemology and the theory of rationality. Present interests include the relationship between theoretical and practical rationality, the epistemological significance of persistent disagreement, and the extent to which one’s starting point constrains the kinds of revisions in one’s views that philosophical argument might legitimately inspire.
Ph.D, Yale University, 2005. He joined the department in 2004. His interests include Kant, Leibniz and German rationalism, early modern philosophy, and questions about causation and freedom.
Ph.D., Pittsburgh, 2001. His current research focuses on applications of category theory in mathematical logic. He has also done research in philosophy of physics.
Ph.D. Harvard, 1975. Garber joined the Philosophy Department faculty at Princeton in 2002. He is also an Associate Member of both the Program in History of Science and the Politics Department. Garber’s principal interests are the relations between philosophy, science, and society in the period of the Scientific Revolution. Garber is the author of Descartes’ Metaphysical Physics (1992) and Descartes Embodied (2001), and is co-editor with Michael Ayers of the Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy (1998). Most recently he published Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad (2009).
Ph.D., M.I.T., 2001. Joined the department in Fall 2001. His interests include decision theory, game theory, epistemology, philosophy of science, the physics and metaphysics of time and temporal asymmetry, and the nature of chance.
BA 1992; BPhil 1994; DPhil 1997, all at Oxford. Post-doctoral Fellow of the British Academy (1997-2000); Michael Cohen Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Exeter College, Oxford (2001-9). He has published a monograph, "On Location: Aristotle's Concept of Place" (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), and contributed to the Cambridge Companion to Galen (Cambridge: CUP, 2008). Joined the Faculty in Fall 2009.