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I am a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Southern California. Previously, I completed a BA in Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill.
I work primarily on issues in metaphysics and philosophical logic. My current research focuses on the power of "anti-arbitrariness" considerations in metaphysics and on the limits of radically permissive ontologies. In my dissertation, Unlimited Ontology and Its Limits, I explore material plenitude, the view that there is a multitude of coincident objects wherever there is any material object.
I was a co-founder and international organizer for MAP (Minorities and Philosophy), which is a network of graduate students dedicated to facilitating increased participation of underrepresented groups in academic philosophy. I am now on the MAP Board of Trustees, and am excited to continue to support all of the great work the new organizers are doing. Check out my Teaching and Outreach page for more on MAP and other outreach efforts I've been involved in.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, I am serving as the Director of Academic Affairs in USC's Graduate Student Government.
mfairchi at usc dot edu