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Kelly Martin

Ph.D. Student
107 Newcomb Hall


M.A. Philosophy, Tulane University (2013)
B.A. Philosophy, Tulane University (2012)


Academic Interests

  • Origins of Modern Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Bacon & Descartes
  • Hume
  • Rousseau
  • Plato & Aristotle


  • "Touch and the Medium in De Anima, Book II," Aristotle: 2400 Years, World Congress Conference Proceedings (forthcoming)

Selected Presentations

  • "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.
  • "The City of Virtue: Founding Magnesia in Plato's Laws," 2013 IHS Research Colloquium.