James Darcy

John S. Lillard Jefferson Fellow
Madison, Wisconsin
B.A. St. John's University (2011)
M.A. University of Otago (2013)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


James Darcy is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Virginia. James’ research is focused on contemporary metaphysics. He is particularly interested in questions about temporal ontology, modality, and composition. James also has interests in ancient philosophy, especially Plato’s metaphysics and epistemology, and modern philosophy, especially Spinoza. He has had papers accepted and made presentations at notable conferences including, the North American Spinoza Society at the 2017 Central APA, the 2016 meeting of the International Association for the Philosophy of Time, the 2016 meeting of the Spinoza-Leibniz workshop at Michigan State University, and the 2015 Virginia Tech Graduate Philosophy Conference. James received his B.A. in philosophy from St. John’s University, his M.A. from the University of Otago.

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