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Michelle Panchuk

Department of Philosophy
University of South Carolina

Office: Byrnes 429
Office Hours:

Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30/Thursdays: 2:45-4:00

Research Interests 

My dissertation is on the relationship between the God of classical theism and universals construed abstractly. I argue that divine concepts can do all of the work for which metaphysicians posit abstract universals and that such a theory is consistent with the doctrine of divine simplicity. I am also interested in medieval understandings of the relationship between God and the problem of universals and in neo-platonism in 19th century Russian philosophy, especially the work of Vladimir Solovyov.