Christopher Stratman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction, Philosophy and Classics

Christopher Stratman



I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the Graduate Advisor of Record in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, and the Humanities at The University of Texas at San Antonio. I completed my PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2022.

My research focuses on the first-person point of view of experiencing agents both in philosophy of mind (specifically the relationship between intentionality and consciousness), and various issues in biomedical ethics pertaining to reproductive ethics and personhood. Additionally, I am a part of an interdisciplinary research team across multiple academic institutions investigating nervous and artificial intelligence systems. As a Biomedical Ethicists and Senior Personnel on this team, my primary role will be to launch ethical and philosophical studies of the effects of AI adoption, which includes the design and implementation of professional workshops and Embedded Ethics Modules in both graduate and undergraduate STEM courses (e.g., engineering, neuroscience, and medical humanities) at UTSA.

Research Interests

Area of Specialization

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Biomedical Ethics

Area of Competence

  • Applied Ethics
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics


  • Ph. D. in Philosophy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (2022)
  • M.A. in Philosophy, University of Kansas (2015)
  • B.G.S. in Philosophy, University of Kansas (2014)


Invited Talks

“Exploring World Religion: Thinking About the Transcendent”
Keynote Speaker, Office of First Year Experience, Texas A&M at San Antonio. April 2023

Conference Talks

“Naturalizing Phenomenal Intentionality”
International Society for the Philosophy of the Sciences of the Mind December 2023

“Mereological Phenomenal Intentionality: A Proposal”
APA Central Division: poster session, Denver, CO, February 2023

“The Temporal Shape of Conscious Experience” (with Adam Thompson)
Central States Philosophical Association

Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials

NSF Grant. EFRI BRAID: Fractional-order neuronal dynamics for next generation memcapacitive computing networks ($2,000,000) NSF grant.


"The Limited Phenomenal Infallibility Thesis"
Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy (2022).

“Revisiting Moore’s Anti-Skeptical Argument in ‘Proof of an External World’”
International Journal for the Study of Skepticism (2021).

“Analytic Phenomenology and the Temporality of Consciousness”
ASEBL Journal, Volume 15, pp. 50-53, (2021).

“Replies to Kaczor and Rodger”
Philosophy and Technology (2021).

“Ectogestation and the Problem of Abortion”
Philosophy and Technology (2020).

Book Review

“Angela Mendelovici’s The Phenomenal Basis of Intentionality”
Philosophia Philosophical Quarterly of Israel (2021).

Work In Progress

Ectogestation and The Future of Reproductive Rights: Technology, Justice, and Abortion
Edited volume with Joona Räsänen. Under review with Routledge