Ephemeris, the Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

Volume 20, Issue 1 (2020)

Letter from the Editors

We are pleased to present the 2020 edition of Ephemeris, the Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. For the past 20 years, Ephemeris has highlighted outstanding contributions from undergraduate philosophers around the world. This year has been no exception and the task of selecting only a few of many excellent submissions was a very difficult one. We thank all of the authors who submitted their work over the past year. This is the second issue wholly sponsored by the Union College Department of Philosophy; we thank the Department again for its generous support. This is also the first issue that is wholly online; we will not for the foreseeable future publish in print. We thank the staff at Schaffer Library, Union College, for their indispensable and literally tireless help in setting up the pages, with particular gratitude extended to J. DiPasquale and R. Fried. We are proud to share our selections and hope that you enjoy Ephemeris 2020.



Trust, Friendship and Evidence
Anna Cheng, University of Richmond


Defining Philosophy and Philosophers in the 'Theaetetus'
Harper Lyon, Union College, Schenectady


Correspondence Theory as a Genuine Theory of Truth
Micah Philips-Gary, College of Wooster


Faculty Editor-in-Chief
Professor Andrea Pedeferri
Faculty Co-advisor
Professor Felmon Davis
Student Editors Ephemeris 2020
John J. Costello
Harper L. Lyon
William F. McCann
James S. Segee-Wright
Scott M. Williams