Rhys Borchert

rhysborchert [at] arizona [dot] edu


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. I have a wide variety of philosophical interests, including epistemology, decision theory, metaphysics, action theory, philosophy of physics, normativity, well-being, animal ethics, and moral responsibility. My dissertation focuses on foundational issues in epistemology.

Before coming to the University of Arizona, I received a BPhil in philosophy from Oxford University. My BPhil thesis was on the metaphysics of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Before that, I received a B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Works-in-Progress [drafts available upon request]


I love teaching philosophy. I emphasize curiosity, reflection, and open-mindedness. I have experience teaching ethics, well-being, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, epistemology, logic & critical thinking, and metaphysics.

Here are the classes I have taught at the University of Arizona:

In-Person Instructor

Online Instructor

Graduate Teaching Assistant