James Darcy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Corcoran Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. James works in contemporary metaphysics, and his dissertation research focuses on the relationship between fundamentality and metaphysical explanation. He also has research interests in applied ethics and modern philosophy. He has presented research at a number of conferences including, the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophy Association, the North American Spinoza Society, the North Carolina Philosophical Society, and a meeting of the Spinoza Leibniz Workshop at Michigan State University. James graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University, majoring in philosophy, and received an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Otago in 2013. He has been awarded a Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year.