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    Marco Forgione

Marco Forgione
My main interests are in the history and philosophy of physics. More specifically, my dissertation focused on the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, Feynman diagrams, and on the history of modern quantum field theories. I am currently working on some philosophical aspects of quantum gravity. I investigate the problem of verification for theories that do not admit spacetime in their fundamental ontology and how to characterize geometrogenesis as a physical process.

AOS: Philosophy of Physics, History and Philosophy of Science
AOC: General philosophy of science, Logic, Ethics

Dissertation: History and Philosophy of Feynman's Electrodynamics: from the Absorber Theory of Radiation to Feynman Diagrams.
(Supervisor: Michael Stölzner)
"Feynman’s Space-time View in Quantum Electrodynamics." with Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 93, 136-148. (2022)
"The philosophical underpinning of the absorber theory of radiation." Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 72, 91-106. (2020)

"Path Integrals and Holism." Foundations of Physics, 50(8), 799-827. (2020)

Marc Lange: Because Without Cause: Non-causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics (book review). Journal for General Philosophy of Science. (2018)

mike gregory

Mike Gregory
My interests are in Kant's political philosophy, particularly his concept of rights and state power. I also examine smaller historical figures surrounding Kant, including conservative reactions to Kant in the late 18th century. I am also interested in 20th century German legal philosophy, particularly the philosophy of Ernst Cassirer and Hans Kelsen. 
Dissertation: Kant's Naturrecht Feyerabend and Kantian Republicanism.
(Supervosor: Pauline Kleingeld)
Project: "Kant, Kantianism and Morality" at the University of Groningen, Netherlands
"Kant’s Hylomorphic Formulation of Right and the Necessity of the State” (forthcoming) Kant-Studien.
“Kant and Rehberg on Political Theory and Practice” (2022) British Journal of the History of Philosophy 30 (4): 566-588.
“Kant’s Duty to Make Virtue Widely Loved” (2022) Kantian Review 27 (2): 195-213.
“Whose Vocation? Which Being?: A.W. Rehberg on the Vocation of the Human Being and Political Theory” (forthcoming) in Studies in Modern German Philosophy: The Vocation of the Human Being. Edited by Courtney Fugate and Anne Pollok. Bloomsbury.
“Kant’s Naturrecht Feyerabend, Achenwall and the Role of the State”. (2021) Kant Yearbook 13 (1):49-71.
“History, Freedom, and Normativity in Cassirer”. (2021) In Anne Pollok & Luigi Filieri (eds.), The Method of Culture. Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy: pp. 167-192.

 Emily Matthias

Emily Mathias
I am interested in policymaking for student affairs, especially on the topics of speech on campus. I received my MA in philosophy from Western Michigan University (2016) and am currently a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). I am serve as the Coalition Coordinator for Substance Use Prevention and Education (SAPE) at UofSC, under the Office of the Dean of Students, as part of a grant funded by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol ad Other Drug Abuse Services.
Dissertation Topic: Philosophy of Student Affairs
(Supervisor: Brett Sherman) 

Publications: "Groundwork for the Moral Evaluation of Speech Acts". Social Philosophy Today v.35, 2019, 129-142.

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 Justin Price

Justin Price
My research analyzed the ontological assumptions made by scientists when they use models. I now apply this background to research and develop ontologies within the information technology industry. In this industry, an ontology is a formal (machine readable) theory that describes fundamental (domain specific) relationships/entities for the purpose of information management. A really brief way to describe how these get used is to 'upgrade' data into information with an implicit structure - i.e. with a table of employee data, with the right ontology, we can infer that each row is a person and they are unique, valuable inferences to be able to make algorithmically when you try to merge this table into a larger system or have millions of entries.
AOS: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Chemistry
AOC: Formal Logic, Metaphysics, Applied Ethics, Engineering Ethics, Philosophy of Technology
Dissertation:  Models in Scientific Inquiry, Knowing What We Don’t Know.
(Supervisor: Michael Dickson)

“Model Transfer and Conceptual Progress - tales from chemistry and biology.”  Foundations of Chemistry, 22, 43–57 (2020)

“Landing Zones - ground for model transfer in chemistry.” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science part A, 77,  21-28 (2019)
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 Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart
I am interested in trust, trustworthiness, Artificial Intelligence, and online speech. I graduated with my Msc in psycholinguistics from the University of Edinburgh (2014) and my Ph.D in Philosophy at the University of South Carolina (2022). I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Howard University. My current research focuses on connecting the philosophical literature on trust and trustworthiness to current issues in ethics of AI..

AOS: Applied Ethics (Ethics of Information and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence) 
AOC: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science 

Dissertation: Alexa, Should I Trust You? A Theory of Trustworthiness for Artificial Intelligence.  (Supervisor: Brett Sherman)

Publications: “Detecting Fake News: Two Problems for Content Moderation.” Philosophy and Technology, 34, 923-940 (2021)    

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