Graduate Student Publications


This page contains a selection of publications authored by UB Philosophy graduate students who are currently enrolled or recently graduated.

On this page:

Recent and forthcoming publications by our graduate students.

Francesco Franda

Co-authored publication:  "SNOMED CT standard ontology based on the ontology for general medical science", BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making18:76

David G. Limbaugh

"The Harm of Medical Disorder as Harm in the Damage Sense," Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. (Forthcoming)

Co-Authors: David G. Limbaugh and Robert Kelly

"Libet and Freedom in a Mind-Haunted World," American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience. (forthcoming).

Jake Monaghan

“On Enforcing Unjust Laws in a Just Society," Philosophical Quarterly (forthcoming)

“The Special Moral Obligations of Law Enforcement," The Journal of Political Philosophy 25 (2017): 218-37.

 “Biological Ties and Biological Accounts of Moral Status," The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (forthcoming).

Killing in Self-Defense and the Case for Biocentric Individualism," Environmental Values (forthcoming).

“Epistemic Closure in Folk Epistemology" (with James R. Beebe), in Oxford Studies in Experimental Epistemology, Joshua Knobe, Tania Lombrozo, and Shaun Nichols (eds.) (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Ariane Nomikos

“Place Matters”, Journal of Aesthetic and Art Criticism, Vol. 76:4 “Environmental Aesthetics and Ethics: At the Intersection.” (Fall, 2018)


Justin Donhauser's paper “Invisible Disagreement: An Inverted Qualia Argument for Realism” has been accepted by Phil Studies. His dissertation “A Philosophy of Theoretical Ecology for Environmental Policy” was defended in 2015 under the supervision of Ken Shockley and Neil Williams.

Robert Kelly's paper "Remembering past lives" is one of the chapters in a volume entitled Advances in Religion, Cognitive Science, and Experimental Philosophy. Bob's co-authors are Claire White and Shaun Nichols.
It has been a good week for David Limbaugh. He had a paper accepted by Ethics, Medicine and Public Health and then won the Evangelical Philosophical Society's prize for the Best Graduate Student Paper at their Mid West regional conference.  
It seems that every few months the department is announcing a Brendan Cline publication and each time the paper is published in a more elite journal. His latest publication is in Philosophical Studies. Phil Studies is widely recognized as one of the top seven philosophy journals.  Brendan’s paper is entitled "Against Deliberative Indispensability as an Independent Guide to What There Is.”  
Philosophical Studies has been ranked as one of the seven best general philosophy journals. 
The University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Matt LaVine has published an article in Synthese entitled   "Prior's Thank-Goodness Argument Reconsidered."  Synthese is a highly ranked, selective journal, rejecting 90% of its submissions.

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Justin Donhauser's paper "On How Theoretical Analyses in Ecology Can Enable Environmental Problem-solving"​ has been accepted for publication in the journal "Ethics & the Environment."


The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the recent achievements of our alums - Berit Brogaard, Daniel Novotny, and Matt Lavine.

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that Neil Otte won the Kane-Dennett prize for his submission to the Free Will Conference sponsored by the University of Michigan - Flint campus's Center for Cognition and Neuroethics.