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Daniel Giberman

Name

[Giberman, Daniel]
  • Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Humanities

Biography

I work primarily in contemporary analytic metaphysics, including its overlap with philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. I also have interests in the history of modern philosophy and many other sub-fields. I came to UTA in 2015, after completing a research postdoc at the University of Gothenburg in beautiful western Sweden. I earned my PhD on The Farm, and my BA at this football powerhouse

Professional Preparation

    • 2010 PhD in PhilosophyStanford University
    • 2004 BA (magna cum laude) in PhilosophyNew York University
    • 2004 BA (magna cum laude) in Art HistoryNew York University

Appointments

    • Aug 2015 to Present Assistant Professor of Philosophy
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Oct 2013 to Sept 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Philosophy
      University of Gothenburg   University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Jan 2011 to Aug 2013 IHUM Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
      Stanford University

Memberships

  • Member,
    • Sept 2004 to Present American Philosophical Association

Research and Expertise

  • Metaphysics; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language

    I work in contemporary analytic metaphysics, including its overlap with philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. My research addresses issues involving properties, objects, time, change, consciousness, predication, and identity. My work has appeared in numerous internationally recognized academic journals and I frequently present my original research at both peer-reviewed and invited conferences.

Publications

      Journal Article 2018
      • "A Reason for the Non-Specialist to Care About the Metaphysics of Properties and Persistence" Inquiry. (2018) 61.2: 162-177.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2017
      • "Bent, Not Broken: Why Exemplification Simpliciter Remains a Problem for Eternalist Endurantism" Erkenntnis (2017) 82.5: 947-966.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2016
      • "Indiscernibility Does Not Distinguish Particularity" Thought 5.4: 249-256.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • "Moving Parts: A New Indexical Treatment of Context-Shifting Predication" Synthese. 193.1: 95-124.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      • "Is Mereology a Guide to Conceivability?" Mind. (2015) 124: 121-146.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • "Junky Non-Worlds" Erkenntnis. (2015) 80.2: 437-433.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • "A Topological Theory of Fundamental Concrete Particulars" Philosophical Studies. 172.10: 2679-2704. (2015)

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • "Tropes in Space" Philosophical Studies. (2014) 167.2: 453-472.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2014
      • "Passing Through: Why Intrinsic-to-a-Time Endurantism Should Not Persist" Analytic Philosophy. (2014) 55.1: 89-101.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • "T-Gunk and Exact Occupation" American Philosophical Quarterly. (2012) 49: 165-174.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • "Against Zero-Dimensional Material Objects (and Other Bare Particulars)" Philosophical Studies. (2012) 160.2: 305-321.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • "Who They Are and What De Se: Burge on Quasi-Memory" Philosophical Studies. (2009) 144: 297-311.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

  • Past
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      "Property Monopoly and Temporal Mereology"
      Colloquim paper, SMU
  • Past
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      "Comments on Cowling's 'Abstract Objects'"
      Comments given at Junior Metaphysics Workshop, TCU
  • Past
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      "Space in Tropes"
      Colloquium Session, Central Division, American Philosophical Association, Chicago
  • Past
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      "On Two Motivations for Trope Theory"
      Colloquium Paper, University of Gothenburg
  • Past
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      "Explanation and Properties"
      Conference Paper, Metaphysical Explanation Conference, Gothenburg
  • Past
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      "Property Exemplification, Property Conferral, and Ostrich Tropes"
      Plenary Speaker, Nordic Network in Metaphysics III, Tampere (Finland)
  • Past
    •  
      TBD
      Conference paper, Metaphysical Explanation II, Gothenburg
  • Past
    •  
      TBD
      Colloquium paper, Ohio State

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Aug 2015 to Present Research Project Funding (1 year) sponsored by  - $135000
    • Oct 2013 to Sept 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Theoretical Philosophy sponsored by  - $125000

Courses

      • PHIL 2300-003 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

        This course is an introductory partial survey of western analytic philosophy and its history. Some of the questions to be explored include the following. What factors, if any, determine which actions are morally right? Under what conditions do we know anything about the world around us, or even ourselves? What criteria determine that you are the same person as someone who existed yesterday? Can the physical sciences account fully for mental phenomena? How is change over time possible? What criteria determine whether something is possible? While exploring these and other questions, the course will emphasize clarity in thought, argumentation, and writing. Readings range from Plato and Hume to Mill and Russell to Lewis and Haslanger.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PHIL 2300-004 Introduction to Philosophy

        This course is an introductory partial survey of western analytic philosophy and its history. Some of the questions to be explored include the following. What factors, if any, determine which actions are morally right? Under what conditions do we know anything about the world around us, or even ourselves? What criteria determine that you are the same person as someone who existed yesterday? Can the physical sciences account fully for mental phenomena? How is change over time possible? What criteria determine whether something is possible? While exploring these and other questions, the course will emphasize clarity in thought, argumentation, and writing. Readings range from Plato and Hume to Mill and Russell to Lewis and Haslanger.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PHIL 3321-001 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

        This course is a non-exhaustive survey of topics central to contemporary analytic philosophy of language and its beginnings: meaning, reference, names, definite descriptions, attitude ascriptions, truth, modality, demonstratives, vagueness, and the relationship between semantics and pragmatics. Readings include work by, inter alia, Frege, Russell, Quine, Grice, Kripke, Kaplan, and Graff Fara. Evaluation will consist of a midterm examination, a short “term” paper, and a final examination, on each of which students will be assessed for conceptual clarity, communicative economy, and critical reasoning.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PHIL 2300-003 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

        An introductory partial survey of (western, analytic) philosophy, including both historical and contemporary readings. Areas covered include ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PHIL 2300-002 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

        This course is an introductory partial survey of western analytic philosophy and its history. Some of the questions to be explored include the following. What factors, if any, determine which actions are morally right? Under what conditions do we know anything about the world around us, or even ourselves? What criteria determine that you are the same person as someone who existed yesterday? Can the physical sciences account fully for mental phenomena? How is change over time possible? What criteria determine whether something is possible? While exploring these and other questions, the course will emphasize clarity in thought, argumentation, and writing. Readings range from Plato and Hume to Mill and Russell to Lewis and Haslanger. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PHIL 2300-004 Introduction to Philosophy

        An introductory partial survey of (western, analytic) philosophy, including both historical and contemporary readings. Areas covered include ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PHIL 4389-001 Philosophy of Mind

        An introductory partial survey of topics in contemporary western analytic philosophy of mind

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PHIL 2300-003 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

        This course is an introductory partial survey of western analytic philosophy and its history. Some of the questions to be explored include the following. What factors, if any, determine which actions are morally right? Under what conditions do we know anything about the world around us, or even ourselves? What criteria determine that you are the same person as someone who existed yesterday? Can the physical sciences account fully for mental phenomena? How is change over time possible? What criteria determine whether something is possible? While exploring these and other questions, the course will emphasize clarity in thought, argumentation, and writing. Readings range from Plato and Hume to Mill and Russell to Lewis and Haslanger. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Service to the Profession

  • Other
    • Jan 2012 to  Present Journal Referee

      Mind, Philosophers' Imprint, Philosophical Studies, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Linguistics and Philosophy, Synthese, Erkenntnis, American Philosophical Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Ergo, Inquiry, Dialectica, Theoria, Disputatio, Philosophical Papers

  • Appointed
    • Sept 2013 to  Jan 2017 Editorial Board Member

      American Philosophical Quarterly

Service to the University

  • Volunteered
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Curriculum Committee

      Member, Philosophy Department

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Graduate Education Advisory Committee

      Member, Philosophy Department

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Invited Speakers Committee

      Member, Philosophy Department

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee for the Responsible Conduct of Research

      Member