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Samuel Elgin

Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science

Samuel Elgin’s research interests concern foundational metaphysics and its implications for other fields. In particular, he studies modality, morality and the conditions under which a philosophical account is correct. He has published in The Journal of Philosophical Logic, Synthese, Erkenntnis, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.  At UCSD, he teaches courses on ethics and society, as well as on critical reasoning.  He received his BA from Reed College in 2011 and his PhD from Yale University in 2018. 

PhD, Yale, 2018
Political Philosophy

Curriculum Vitae