Renz has successfully defended his dissertation "Painless Hylomorphism: A Deflationary Metaphysics of Form"
The Philosophy Department is delighted to announce that Philosophy PhD student Graham Renz has successfully defended his dissertation, entitled Painless Hylomorphism: A Deflationary Metaphysics of Form. John Heil was the Chair of the dissertation committee, which also included Kathrin Koslicki (University of Neuchâtel), Eric Brown, Jon Kvanvig, and Allan Hazlett. In his dissertation, Graham defends a novel form of hylomorphism -- the view that material substances are composites of matter and form -- on which forms are collective manifestations of powers of matter. His work has appeared in Ratio, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Metaphysica, Religious Studies, and Analytic Philosophy, among other venues. Congratulations, Graham!