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Joungbin Lim

Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Joungbin Lim
Office: 256 Moore Hall
Address: Campus Box 848
(252) 335-3378
Fax: (252) 335-3683

Joungbin Lim is an assistant professor of philosophy in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He works mainly in metaphysics, with particular interests in personal identity, material constitution, and related topics in philosophy of mind. He is also interested in philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, Asian philosophy, and early modern philosophy. In 2012, he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the National Society of Leadership and Success in recognition of his teaching excellence and dedication to student success.

• Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Virginia (2011)
Dissertation: "Bodies and Persons: An Essay on Animalism" Advisor: Trenton Merricks
• M.A., Philosophy, Texas A&M University (2005)
Thesis: "A Thomistic Account of Divine Providence and Human Freedom" Advisor: Hugh McCann
• Pre-doctorate program, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2002-2003)
• M.A., Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2002)
Thesis: "Plantinga and Foundationalism" Advisor: Douglas Blount
• B.A., Philosophy, Chung-Ang University (1995)

• "Derivative Properties and the Too Many Thinkers Problem" Metaphysica, vol. 15, 2014, pp. 369 - 380.
• “Divine Providence and Human Freedom in the Tradition of Aquinas: A Defense of Theological Compatibilism” Testamentum Imperium, vol. 2, 2014, pp. 1 - 14.
• “Naturalistic Epistemology, Normativity, and Self” Rethinking Philosophy Today: Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 53, Theory of Knowledge, 2010, pp. 171 - 182.
• “Dualism, Physicalism, and the Passion of the Christ” Rethinking Philosophy Today: Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, vol. 45, Philosophy of Religion, 2010, pp. 185 - 197.

Refereed paper presentations (selected list):
• “Animals, Brains, and Thinkers: A Defense of Animalism," North Carolina Philosophical Society, 2015.
• “The Incompatibility of Animalism and Eliminativism," North Carolina Philosophical Society, 2014.
• “Functionalism, Supervenience, and Neo-Lockeanism about Persons” Evangelical Philosophical Society, 2013.
• “Are We Essentially Animals?” American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, 2012; The Joint Meeting of North Carolina Philosophical Society and South Carolina Society for Philosophy, 2012.
• “Two Dilemmas for the Eliminativist Ontology of Brains” American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, 2011.
• “Derivative/ Nonderivative Properties and the Too Many Thinkers Problem” Society of Christian Philosophers, 2011.
• “Derivative Properties and the Too Many Thinkers Problem” Midsouth Philosophy Conference, 2011.
• “Taking Brains Seriously” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, 2009.
• “Baker, Animalism, and Mental Capacities” The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: Themes from the Work of Lynne Rudder Baker, 2009.

PhD, University of Virginia (2005-2011)