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Department of Philosophy

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2014-2015 Events

Department

  • The Philosophy Department Picnic, May 3rd, 2015.
  • The Philosophy Department Picnic, September 15th, 2014.

Faculty

  • On March 14th, Professor Jim Hamilton presented his paper "Spaces, places and sounds in performance arts" at the University of the Arts in London. Abstract.

  • On March 10th, Assistant Professor Rosa Terlazzo presented her paper "Do we have a duty to resist oppression that benefits us?" at the University of Kansas Philosophy Department Colloquium. Abstract.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor Amelia Hicks presented her paper, "Hedging Moral Bets" at the University of Kansas Philosophy Department Colloquium on November 8th.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Amelia Hicks published her paper "Particularism Doesn't Flatten" in the Journal of Moral Philosophy (November 2014).

Students

  • Congratulations to philosophy major Huxley Gay on the acceptance of her paper, "Towards and Inclusive Account of Gender," to the 2015 Gender and Sexuality Conference at Wichita State. Huxley will present her paper on April 3rd. Abstract.
  • Congratulations to philosophy major Chelsie Crook on her acceptance to the University of Munich's Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy!
  • In April, philosophy major Dillon Rockrohr will present his paper "Dismantling the Race Label" at Pacific State University’s Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. Abstract.
  • Congratulations to philosophy major Taylor Wisneski-Gray, on the acceptance of his paper “Neutralities Much Needed Place in John Dewey’s two-part Criterion for Democratic Education”.  He will be presenting at the North Carolina Philosophical Society 2015 meetings, Feb. 27-28, and North Carolina State University.  Well done, Taylor!​
  • Philosophy major Taylor Wisneski-Gray has been accepted to the Kansas Legislative Internship Program.  He will be working for Ron Highland, Chair of the Education Committee.  Congratulations Taylor!
  • Congratulations to philosophy major Taylor Wisneski-Gray for winning an Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship! Taylor will be evaluating arguments for the claim that hat consumers have a right to know about the content of food products, with special reference to GMOs. Project Description.
  • Congratulations to philosophy major Ross Allen on becoming a Rhodes finalist!
  • We want to congratulate Ross Allen, majoring in both Philosophy and Economics, for winning a Truman Scholarship!
  • We also congratulate Jonathan Bostrom, majoring in both Philosophy and Anthropology, for his election to Phi Beta Kappa!

2013-2014 Events

Faculty

  • Visiting Assistant Professor Amelia Hicks presented her paper "Internalism, Moral Recklessness, and Vegetarianism" at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress at UC-Boulder, on August 8th.
  • Assistant Professor Jon Herington presented “Liberty, Fear and the State: Philosophical Perspectives on Security” at the workshop Security: Dialogue across disciplines to be held at the Université de Namur, Belgium, June 10 and 11.
  • Assistant Professor Jon Herington presented “Liberty, Fear and the State: Philosophical Perspectives on Security” at the workshop Security: Dialogue across disciplines to be held at the Université de Namur, Belgium, June 10 and 11.
  • Assistant Professor Salvatore Florio organized an international workshop “Abstraction: Philosophy and Mathematics,” to be held at the University of Oslo on May 22-24.
  • Jon Mahoney, Associate Professor of Philosophy, was awarded a 10 month teaching/research Fulbright Grant for the Kyrgyz Republic, in Central Asia.
  • Associate Professor Jon Mahoney gave a number of lectures on democracy, liberty and freedom of the press to graduate students at al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan on May 12th-May 24th. This event was made possible by a grant from the Kazakh Ministry of Education.
  • On February 21st, Visiting Assistant Professor Amelia Hicks presented her paper "Particularism Doesn't Flatten" at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society.
  • On February 15th, Visiting Assistant Professor Amelia Hicks presented her paper "Particularism Doesn't Flatten" at the Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society, at Kansas State University.

Students