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Noël Saenz

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Contact Information

208 Gregory Hall
Assistant Professor


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I work in metaphysics. I also have interests in the philosophy of religion and value theory.

Research Interests

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Value Theory


2014 Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
2009 M.A., Western Michigan University
2006 B.A., Biola University

Courses Taught

Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Reasoning, Introduction to Logic, Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy and Society, Recent Modern Philosophers, Value Theory, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Graduate Seminar on Composition, Graduate Seminar on Grounding, Dissertation Seminar

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Recent Publications

Saenz, N. B. (2023). Properties and a grounding principle. Inquiry (United Kingdom), 66(10), 2024-2036.

Saenz, N. B. (2022). On a causal principle in an argument for a necessary being. Analysis, 82(2), 272-277.

Saenz, N. B. (2022). The Taming of the Grounds. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 52(8), 789-809.

Saenz, N. B. (2020). An account of truthmaking. Synthese, 197(8), 3413-3435.

Saenz, N. B. (2020). Ontology. In The Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding (pp. 361-374). Taylor and Francis.

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