Zach sitting in McCorkle Place


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Zach Thornton 

I am a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to UNC, I completed my BA at Michigan State University. I am a graduate fellow in the Applied Epistemology Project at UNC. During the fall of 2022, I was a visiting scholar at the University of Virginia.

I work primarily in metaphysics, particularly on issues related to identity and distinctness. My dissertation "Essays on Identity" investigates numerical identity and why it matters.

In addition to my work in metaphysics, I also have projects in social philosophy of language on speaking up against harmful speech.