Graduate Student publication: Brendan Cline

Brendan Cline, UB Philosophy Graduate Student

Published March 18, 2016 This content is archived.

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.”  

The paper responds to an argument for normative realism from David Enoch. The paper arose out of discussions in a reading group on meta ethics that Brendan and some other UB graduate students participated in last summer. Brendan delivered an abridged version of the paper as a Regent’s Lecture in Fall 2015 on meta-ethics. James Beebe is Brendan’s dissertation committee chair.

See the article on Philosophical Studies.


Published October 2, 2014 This content is archived.

UB Philosophy graduate student Brendan Cline has written a paper that was just accepted in the Review of Philosophy and Psychology, entitled "Nativism and the Evolutionary Debunking of Morality." The paper was written for an independent study he took with Professor James Beebe.


The publication is a forum for debate on research trends at the junction between philosophy, psychology and cognitive science including neural, behavioural and social sciences. It publishes theoretical works grounded in empirical research as well as empirical articles on issues of philosophical relevance. It also publishes themed issues featuring invited contributions from leading authors, together with submitted articles.

The quarterly Review of Philosophy and Psychology is hosted at the Jean Nicod Institute, a research centre of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.