ANDREW LAW

Ph.D. in Philosophy

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ABOUT ME

I am currently a lecturer at the University of Southern California. I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside in June of 2020. My research is primarily on freedom and moral responsibility, although I also have interests in metaphysics and analytic philosophy of religion. Here is my CV, if you are interested. Thanks for visiting my site!

 

RESEARCH

"What Does Indeterminism Offer Agency?" forthcoming in Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

"From the Fixity of the Past to the Fixity of the Independent," forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.

"The Dependence Response and Explanatory Loops," Faith and Philosophy 37 (3), 2020: 294-307.

"Freedom, Foreknowledge, and Dependence: A Dialectical Intervention" (with Taylor W. Cyr), American Philosophical Quarterly 57 (2), 2020: 145-154.

"Free Will and Two Local Determinisms" (with Neal A. Tognazzini), Erkenntnis 84 (5), 2019: 1011-1023. 

"The Puzzle of Hyper-Change," Ratio 33 (1), 2019: 1-11.

"Review of Carolina Sartorio's Causation and Free Will " (with Peter J. Graham and Jonah Nagashima), Analysis (78), 2018: 371-373. 

 

TEACHING

Below are courses I have taught as the primary instructor. If you would like to see my syllabi, please feel free to contact me.

PHIL133: METAPHYSICS

Fall, 2019 (UC, Riverside)

An upper-division course focused on traditional metaphysical issues such as the nature of time, freedom, and causation, along with their application to less traditional issues such as time travel.

PHIL112: MORTAL QUESTIONS

Summer, 2019 (UC, Riverside)

An upper-division course focused on philosophical questions surrounding death, such as: What, if anything, makes death bad? What, if anything, makes for a meaningful life? Would an immortal life be better than a mortal one? Is there any reason to think there is an afterlife?

PHIL113: GOD

Spring, 2019 (UC, Riverside)

An upper-division course focused on issues such as the nature of God, arguments for and against God's existence, faith and reason, as well as freedom and foreknowledge.

PHIL008: INTRODUCTION TO SYMBOLIC LOGIC

Summer, 2018 (UC, Riverside)

An introductory course focused on propositional logic and its applications.

PHIL007: INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING

Summer, 2017 (UC, Riverside)

An introductory course focused on different types of reasoning, such as deductive, abductive, and analogical.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Andrew Law
Philosophy Department
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave., 92521

arlaw[at]usc[dot]edu

 
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