Joshua (J. A.) Smart

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  • Education

(In Progress) PhD, University of Missouri

Dissertation: Epistemic Rationality as Meeting One’s Own Standards

Advisor: Matthew McGrath

MA Philosophy, University of Missouri (2011)

BS Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Philosophy, Vanderbilt University (2005)

  • Areas of Specialization

Epistemology

Philosophy of Science (esp. of Biology)

  • Areas of Competence

Ethics (Theoretical and Applied)

Logic (Formal and Informal)

Philosophy of Religion

Metaphilosophy

  • Letters of Recommendation

Matthew McGrath (Research and Teaching)

André Ariew (Research and Teaching)

Peter Markie (Research)

Don Sievert (Teaching)

  • Grants & Fellowships

Kline Fellowship in Epistemology (8/2012)

Florence G. Kline Endowment Fund

Kline Fellowship in Philosophy of Science (8/2011)

Florence G. Kline Endowment Fund

  • Awards & Honors

Teaching Assistant Choice Award, Missouri Student Association (12/2012)

Instructor of Record

Teaching Assistant Choice Award, Missouri Student Association (04/2012)

Teaching Assistant Choice Award, Missouri Students Association (12/2011)

  • Professional Activities

Virtual Dissertation Groups (Fall 2014 to Present)

Created and run group connecting graduate students from around the world to exchange comments and feedback on writing from their dissertations.

Missouri Scholars Academy (Summer 2015)

Taught “Philosophical Investigations” and “Philosophy of Religion,” and participated in and led a variety of activities at this three week program for gifted high school students.

  • Publications

(2011). Interdisciplinary Modeling: A case study of evolutionary economics (with Collin Rice). Biology & Philosophy, Vol. 26, 655-675

  • Work in Progress

(Under Review) Dialecticism about Philosophical Appeals to Intuition

(Under Review) Pritchard’s Disjunctivism and the Epistemic Role of Factive Attitudes

(Under Revision) Universal Darwinism and Economics–Some Clarifications

(Under Revision) Objective Own-Standards Rational Belief

  • Presentations

National/International

(2016). Dialecticism About Philosophical Appeals to Intuition. Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association.

(2016). Objective Own-Standards Rational Belief. Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association.

(2013). “Theistic Moral Nihilism, the Very Idea, or, Might Mackie and Moses Both Be Right?” Analytic Theology Project Summer Workshop

(2011). “Beg, Borrow, Steal: Evolutionary Economics as Model Borrowing.” Conference for the International Society of the History and Philosophy of Social Sciences and Biology

Regional

(2015). “Dialecticism about Philosophical Appeals to Intuition.“ Central States Philosophical Association Meeting.

(2015). “Serious Problems and Radical Solutions for Own-Standards Epistemic Rationality.“ Midsouth Philosophy Conference

(2014). “Might Mackie and Moses Both Be Right: The Very Idea of Theistic Moral Nihilism.” Midsouth Philosophy Conference

(2012). “Dialecticism, or how to do philosophy with personal intuitions.” Midsouth Philosophy Conference

Local/Graduate/Comments

(2015). “Towards an Own-Standards Conception of Epistemic Rationality.“ Notre Dame/Northwestern University Graduate Student Epistemology Conference

(2015). Comments on Andrew Moon’s “A Dilemma for Credal Expressivism.” Central States Philosophical Association Meeting

(2013). “A Dialectical Conception of Philosophy”. Mark L. Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference at Brown

(2013). “A Dialectical Conception of Philosophy.” Graduate Student Conference at St. Louis University

(2012). Comments on Bekka Williams’ “What Does Subjective Ought Imply?” Central States Philosophical Association Conference

(2012). “Only You Can Prevent Robot Uprisings.” Presentation to ΑΩΕ (University of Missouri engineering and technical sciences sorority)

  • Teaching Experience

Instructor University of Missouri

Business Ethics (Su11, Sp13)

General Introduction to Philosophy (Su12, F12, F14, F15)

Logic and Reasoning (Sp13, F14)

Medical Ethics (Sp14)

Assistant – University of Missouri

Ancient Philosophy (Sp11, F13)

General Introduction to Philosophy (F10, Sp10)

Introduction to Ethics (F09)

Medical Ethics (F11)

Instructor – Harrison College

Critical Thinking (online, Su12 – Sp13)

Instructor – Moberly Area Community College

Bioethics (Online, Sp13)

Introduction to Ethics (Online, F12 – Sp13)

Instructor – Moberly Area Community College

Bioethics (Online, Sp13)

Introduction to Ethics (Online, F12 – Sp13)

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