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Recent Publications and Presentations

Nathan Biebel

  • "Epistemic Justification and the Ignorance Excuse," Philosophical Studies (forthcoming)

Christopher Boom

  • "Justice, Coordination, and Legal Certainty: A Rawlsian Functionalist Defense of the Rule of Law," 2017 Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Annual Meeting (w/ C. Van Schoelandt, Tulane University) [upcoming]
  • "Respecting Human Rights: The Primacy of Non-Interference," 2016 Cambridge Doctoral Workshop in Legal Theory.
  • "Comparative Constitutional Law in Dworkinian Jurisprudence," 2016 Juris Diversitas Annual Conference.
  • "Beyond Persecution: In Defense of Expanding Refugee Status," 2016 London School of Economics Graduate Conference in Political Theory.
  • "The Importance of the Thin Conception of the Rule of Law for International Development: A Decision-Theoretic Account," Law and Development Review 8: 2 (2015): 293-332.
  • "Legal Responsibility and the Substantive Demands of the Rule of Law," 2015 Louisiana State University Graduate Philosophy Conference.
  • "Reflections on the Rule of Law After NFIB v. Sebelius," in The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, eds. F. Allhoff and M. Hall (New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 283 - 97.

Eric Brown

  • "Blame: Strangers and the Moral Relationship," Analysis (2017) 77 (1): 10-20.
  • "Hypocritical Blame and the Question of Standing," 2017 Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress. Boulder, CO.
  • "Strangers in the Night: Scanlon's Moral Relationship," 2015 OZSW Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • "Strangers in the Night: Scanlon's Moral Relationship," 2015 Meeting of the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Kansas City, MO.

Zachary Calhoun

  • "Kant's Other Peace," 2016 Kant Multilateral Colloquium.
  • "Locke on Mother's Grief and Personal Identity," 2016 North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Charlie Gustafson-Barrett

  • "The  Logos of Agency (or the Agency of Logos): on Plato's Ion," Review of Metaphysics, Spring 2019.
  • "A Socratic Epithet: on Plato's Ion", 2017 American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division).
  • "Dialogos and Soliloquy: Thinking Through Ion and Hamlet", 2017 American Political Science Association.
  • "Hamlet: the Tragedy of Philosophy," 2016 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Pacific Division).

Marcus Hunt

  • "Conciliationism and Fictionalism," Organon F: International Journal of Analytic Philosophy 25 (4), 2018: pp.456-472
  • "Parental Compromise," 2018 Florida Philosophical Association
  • "Asymmetry and the Afterlife," 2018 Central States Philosophical Association
  • "Asymmetry and the Afterlife," 2018 Alabama Philosophical Society
  • “Conciliationism and the Philosophy of ‘As If’,” 2018 Louisiana State University Graduate Philosophy Conference.
  • “Thankfulness, Morality, and the Divine,” 2018 Perspectives on Faith – Boston College Philosophy Graduate Conference.
  • “Divorcing Occupation from Just War Theory,” 2018 New Mexico-Texas Philosophical Society Conference.
  • “A Critique of Fabre on National Right,” 2017 Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference.
  • “Strawson, Rawls, and the Political Attitude,” 2017 Alabama Philosophical Society.
  • "Reasonable Disagreement and Real-World Disagreement," 2017 Louisiana State University Graduate Philosophy Conference.
  • "Megalopsychia Recrowned," 2017 University of Kentucky Philosophy Graduate Student Conference.
  • "Occupation and the Right to Democratic Self-Government," 2017 Mississippi Philosophical Association Conference.

Julian Katz

  • "Kant's 'Bund': A Voluntary Reading," Public Reason 10 (1)" 3 - 14.
  • "Kant's 'Bund': A Voluntary Reading," 2017 Long Island Philosophical Society Conference.
  • "Kant's 'Bund': A Voluntary Reading," 2017 ECPR General Conference, Oslo

Alexander Limanowski

  • "Lucretius on Eros", 2017 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Central Division).
  • "Pain, Wonder, and Fear in Lucretius," 2016 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Central Division).

Kelly Martin

  • "On the Problematic Love of Truth in Hume" 2017 American Philosophical Association-Pacific Division.
  • "Dialogue with a Skeptic: Hume's Fourth Essay on Happiness" The Hume Society 44th Annual Conference.
  • "Touch and the Medium in De Anima, Book II," 2016 World Congress Conference.
  • "Nature and Politics in Marx's 'The German Ideology," 2016 Southern Political Science Association Conference.
  • "Aiming at Virtue: Courage and Moderation in Plato's Laws, Bk. 1", 2014 Southern Political Science Association.

April Olsen

  • "From Anger to Emulation: Aristotle's Rhetoric Book II", 2017 Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle.
  • "Natural Law in Aristotle's Rhetoric", 2017 American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division).
  • "Aristotle on the Movement of Pity, Indignation, and Envy in the Soul," 2016 Association of Core Texts and Courses Conference on Tradition and Renewal.
  • "Enthymematic Maxims in Aristotle's Rhetoric," 2016 Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle.
  • "Aristotle on the Passions," 2016 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Central Division).

Allen Ray

  • "Rhetoric and Political Identity in Plato's Menexenus", 2017 American Philosophical Association (Central Division).
  • "The Matter with Music: Rousseau's Essay on the Origins of Music," 2016 Association of Core Texts and Courses Conference on Tradition and Renewal.

Gabrielle Stanton

  • “Locke’s Appeal to Heaven.” 2018 American Philosophical Association (Central Division).
  • “Between Two Masters: Hobbes’s Views on International Relations.” In Hobbesian Applied Ethics and Public Policy, edited by Shane Courtland, Routledge 2017.
  • “Religion in the State of Nature: Hobbes’s Image of Trust as the Basis of Political Life.” 2017 Association of Core Texts and Courses Annual Conference.
  • "Hobbes Sovereign as God's Lieutenant", 2017 American Philosophical Association (Central Division).
  • "Kant on Freedom and Tradition," 2016 Association of Core Texts and Courses Conference on Tradition and Renewal.
  • "A Kantian Argument for Liberal Education" 2014 St. John's College 50th Anniversary Conference on Liberal Education.

Daniel Tigard

  • "Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation Trial: A Philosophical Justification for Non-Voluntary Enrollment," Bioethics (forthcoming)
  • "Judicial Discretion and the Problem of Dirty Hands," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19:1 (2016): 177-192.

Franklin Worrell