Student Scholarship: Conference Presentations, Publications, & Honors

 

A LIST of CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS and PUBLICATIONS by our graduate students

From the inception of our M.A. Program in Fall 2001 through Fall 2014 our students have had 151 papers accepted for presentation at graduate and professional conferences or for publication, an average of 10 paper presentations per year by a cohort that numbers no more than 25 in a given year.

Department assistance is provided to cover travel and accommodation for students who are invited to present their work at conferences. Occasionally, students are provided assistance to attend conferences especially pertinent to their areas of special interest and research.

William Driscoll (Class of 2003)

  • Panelist, Society for American Chinese Philosophers, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2003.
  • Panelist, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.
  • Paper presentation: “Deconstructing Gender through the Dao,” Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, 2003.

Moosh Taheri (Class of 2003)

  • Paper presentation: “Kierkegaard: The Possibility of Anxiety and the Anxiety of Possibility,” Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, Idaho.
  • Respondent to a paper on Blanchot, Northwest Philosophy Conference.

Brad Evers (Class of 2004)

  • Paper presentation: “Rorty’s Dichotomy: An Essay on Richard Rorty’s Public/Private Distinction,” Emory University Graduate Student Philosophy Conference.

Georgianna Streeter (Class of 2003)

  • Paper presentation: “Self-cultivation: Perspectives on Confucianism and Daoism and Applications in American Society,” Society for Student Philosophers, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division.

Shannon Nason (Class of 2003)

  • Paper presentation: “The Question of Horizons in Marion’s New Phenomenology,” Marquette University Conference on Intentionality; attended SPEP conference.
  • Shannon has been awarded a Ph.D. at Purdue.

Cecilia Sam, Travis Hicks, Kris Hansen, and Matthew Morgan (Class of 2003)

  • Attended the Cross Currents Conference in Hawaii.

Travis Hicks and Alzo Slade (Class of 2003)

  • Attended, by invitation, the Minority Recruitment Initiative Conference, Graduate Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon.

Kris Hansen (Class of 2004)

  • Paper presentation: “Confucian Moral Commitments to Democracy,” Cross Currents Conference, Hawaii.
  • Presented the paper listed above to the Society for Chinese Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division.
  • Session chair, Society for Chinese Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Pacifica Division; session chair, Society for Social Philosophy, University of Oregon.

Matthew Morgan (Class of 2003)

  • Paper presentation: “The Implication of the English Translation of Tian as ‘Heaven’, Cross Currents Conference, Hawaii.

Kevin Cavanaugh (Class of 2003)

  • Attended the American Weil Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
  • Attended a meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society in Hartford, Connecticut.

Daryl Dunigan (Class of 2004)

  • Paper presentation: “Equine Imagery in Plato’s Parmenides,” Graduate Philosophy Conference, Boston College.

Susanne Langham (Class of 2004)

  • Paper presentation: “Boredom’s Gaze: Opening to the Claim,” De Paul Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Chicago.

Slawomir Szkredka (Class of 2005)

  • Paper presentation: “Reconciling Lonergan’s and Levinas’s Views of Skepticism,” Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, Idaho.
  • Paper presentation: “Reconciling Lonergan’s and Levinas’s Views of Skepticism,” 20th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium, Loyola Marymount University.

Eric Weissman (Class of 2004)

  • Paper presentation: “An Illustration of the Conceptual Unity Underlying Kantian and Confucian Ethics,” International Society for Chinese Philosophy.

Bob Robinson (Class of 2005)

  • Paper presentation: “Defending Levinas: Intentionality, Representation, Justice,” Loyola University Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Chicago.
  • Paper presentation: “Thinking at the Frontiers of Foucault’s Philosophical Ethos,” University of Memphis Inaugural Graduate Student Philosophy Conference.

Tim Gordon (Class of 2005)

  • Paper presentation: “Kant’s Notion of Causality as Necessary and Necessarily Against Hume,” Southern Society of Philosophy and Psychology, North Carolina.

Willliam Perales (Class of 2007)

  • First Place Award for his essay: “Dignitatis Humanae: Root Words for a Free Society,” 14th Annual Acton Essay Competition, sponsored by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.
  • Graduate Student Scholarship to attend the Philadelphia Society’s National Meeting, Miami.
  • Scholarship to attend the Alumni Conference of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Scholarship to attend the conference on “First Principles and all that…, Natural Law Theory and Political Liberalism,” at Princeton University, August 2006, awarded by The Witherspoon Institute and the Action Institute.

Rob Allison (Class of 2005)

  • Paper Presentation: “The Junzi and the Task of Attention,” Marquette University Graduate Philosophy Conference.
  • Paper presentation: “Kant’s Apperceptive Unity and Hume’s Bundle,” University of Memphis Inaugural Graduate Student Philosophy Conference.
  • Paper presentation: “Kant’s Apperceptive Unity and Hume’s Bundle,” Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Student Philosophy Conference.

Eric Hall (Class of 2005)

  • Paper presentation: “The Role of Doubt and Skepticism in Hegel’s System,” Society for Student Philosophers, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division.
  • Paper presentation: “On Rhetoric and Philosophy in Plato’s Gorgias,” Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Student Philosophy Conference.
  • Respondent: “Sublimated Desire: Bataille’s Critique of ‘Hegelian Satisfaction’.”
  • Paper presentation: On Heidegger at the Northwest Philosophy Conference, Seattle, Washington.

Zane Yi (Class of 2005)

  • Paper presentation: “Truth, Subjectvity, and Revelation: A Comparison of the Views of Karl Barth and Soren Kierkegaard,” Fifth Annual Donald G. Wester Philosophy Conference, Oklahoma State University.
  • Paper presentation: “Truth, Subjectivity, and Revelation: A Comparison of the Views of Karl Barth and Soren Kierkegaard,” Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Student Philosophy Conference.

Sean Bulthaup (Class of 2005)

  • Paper presentation: “Saving False Laws of Nature,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne Graduate Student Conference.

Gabe Griffith (Class of 2006)

  • Paper presentation: “If You Can’t Take the Heat, Change Your Perspective: Anthropic Bias and The Science of Global Warming,” Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Student Philosophy Conference.
  • Paper Presentation: “Practical Reasoning, Acknowledged Dependence and Hope: Toward a Theory of Common Virtue,” 2006 Loyola University Graduate Conference.

Patrick Mbazuigwe (Class of 2005)

  • Paper Presentation: “ Kant’s Transcendental Dialectic: Understanding the Illusion of the Soul,” Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Student Philosophy Conference.

Tina Pegar (Class of 2006)

  • Paper Presentation: “Woman! But What Does That Mean?” Society for Women in Philosophy.

Gabriel Stern (Class of 2007)

  • Paper Presentation: “The Crito: Twin Paradoxes of Justice,” 2006 Loyola University Graduate Conference.
  • Paper Presentaton: “The Crito: Twin Paradoxes of Justice,” The Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy, Stanford University, 2006.
  • Respondent: “What Makes a State of Affairs Good?” (Christian Coons), The Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy, Stanford University, 2006.
  • Paper Presentation: “Action Guidance and Virtue Ethics,” APA-Pacific Division Conference, San Francisco, April, 2007.

James Taylor (Class of 2006)

  • Paper Presentation: “Gadamer’s Language: Meaning, Words, Event: A Critique of Caputo’s Critique,” 13th Annual Kent State University Philosophy Graduate Student Conference.

Josh Mason (Class of 2007)

  • Paper Presentation: “Microcosmic Images: Human Embodiment of the Original Source in Daoism and Christianity,” Third International Conference, Daoism and the Contemporary World, Munich, Germany.
  • Paper Presentation: “Certain Enough: How Cheney Fell Off Chisholm’s Ladder and Broke his Phronesis,” 2007 Brennan Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, March 2007.

Timothy Chatman (2009)

  • Paper Presentation: “Entre moi et l’autre: le jeu nietzscheen avec linfini,” XXXieme Congres de l’Association des Societies de Philosophie de Langue Francaise (ASPLF), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Paper Presentation: “Polemos in the Res Publica,” Graduate Conference, Loyola Univ., Chicago.
  • Recipient of the Graduate Research Award for Summer (GRAFS), Pascal, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, 2007. Supervisor: Prof. Martin Nemoianu.

Thomas Cappelli (Class of 2007)

  • Paper Presentation: “Why Kant was Right to Neglect the So-called Neglected Alternative,” 4th Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of Philosophy of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  • Paper presentation: “’The Zone’ and Jazz Improvisation: Searching for Spontaneity,” 2006 Eastern Division APA Annual Meeting, International Institute for Field Being, Washington, D.C.

Matt Peters (Class of 2007)

  • Paper Presentation: “The Problem of the Schematism,” North American Kant Society, Midwest Conference, 2006. Recipient of the award for the best graduate paper.

Tim Edwards (Class of 2008)

  • Paper Presentation: “On Certainty, Metaphysics, and the Foundations of Human Knowledge,” MUPGSA Conference, Marquette University, 2007.
  • Paper Presentation: “Human Freedom and the Bondage of Self-Obsession,” MUPGSA Conference, Marquette University, 2007.
  • Paper Presentation: “Pragmatism, the Self, and Liberation,” 6th Annual Philosophy Student Conference, University of New Mexico.
  • Paper Presentation: “Wittgenstein and the Phenomena of Religious Beliefs and Practices,” Kent State University Graduate Conference, March, 2008.

Geoffrey Manzi (Class of 2008)

  • Paper Presentation: “The Intrinsic Evil of Slavery Revealed through Kant’s Categorical Imperative,” 34Th Conference on Value Inquiry for the American Society of Value Inquiry, Andrian College, Adrian, MI, April 2007.
  • Paper Presentation: “Foucault and Cioran on Life, Disease, and Death in the Modern ‘Episteme’,” 35th Conference on Value Inquiry, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Value Inquiry, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, April 2008.

Kenneth Noe (Class of 2008)

  • Paper Presentation: “Formulating Kuhn’s Structural Thesis in Heidegger,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference, University of Memphis, 2007.
  • Paper Presentation: “The Worst It’s Ever Been: Deleuze, the Event, and the Problem of Terrorism,” Emory University Graduate Philosophy Conference, Atlanta, February, 2008.
  • Paper Presentation: “Vanity of Vanities: Hegel, the Unhappy Consciousness, and Ecclesiastes,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, University of Memphis, 2008.
  • Paper Presentation: “The Worst It’s Ever Been: Deleuze, the Event, and the Problem of Terrorism,” Graduate Student Conference: Violence and Non-Violence, Boston College, March, 2008.
  • Publication: "Vanity of Vanities: Hegel, the Unhappy Consciousness, and Ecclesiastes," Dialogue 51, 1 (October 2008): 19-28.

Daniel Chatman (Class of 2009)

  • Paper Presentation: “Possibility of the Political: G. E. Moore, Wittgenstein, and Sensus Communis,” Loyola Chicago Graduate Philosophy Conference.
  • Paper Presentation: "Unframing Heidegger," 33rd Annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference, University of Memphis, April 17-18, 2009.
  • Paper Presentation: "On Aristotelian Metaphysics as Search for Unity: Interpreting Metaphysics Zeta," Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, October 2009.

Tim Burns (Class of 2008)

  • Paper Presentation: “Blessing Those That Curse You: On Lonergan and the Problem of Evil,” Spring Philosophy Conference, Gonzaga Univ., Spokane, Spring, 2007.
  • Paper Presentation: “Thinking the Real: On Hegel’s Meaning of Philosophy,” 6th Annual Philosophy Student Conference, University of New Mexico, Spring, 2007.
  • Paper Presentation: “Bracket This! Toward a Hermeneutic Phenomenology,” 11th Southern California Philosophy Conference, CSUN, Spring 2008.
  • Paper Presentation: “Blessing Those That Curse You: On Lonergan and the Problem of Evil,” First Global Conference – Forgiveness, Salzburg, Austria, March, 2008.
  • Publication: "Thinking the Real: On Hegel and the History of Philosophy," Dialogue 51, 1 (October 2008): 11-18.

Andrew Espinosa (Class of 2008)

  • Paper Presentation: “Poetic Influence as the Concealment of Being,” Spring Philosophy Conference, Gonzaga Univ., Spokane, Spring, 2007.
  • Respondent to Ken Noe, “Vanity of Vanities: Hegel, the Unhappy Consciousness and Ecclesiastes,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, University of Memphis, 2008.
  • Publication: "Poetic Influence as the Concealment of Being: An Application of Heidegger's Thought to Bloom's Anxiety of Influence," Criterion 26 (2008).

Robert Lovvorn (Class of 2008)

  • Paper Presentation: “Heidegger and Maritain on the Investigation of Being,” American Maritain Association, Univ. of Notre Dame.

Siroun Hintiryan (Class of 2007)

  • Paper Presentation: Conference on the Humanities, Hawaii, Spring, 2007.

Daniel Ambord (Class of 2009)

  • Paper Presentation: “On the Possibility of Intellectual Malice,” Society for Christian Philosophers, Niagara University, April 2008.
  • Respondent: Fordham University Graduate Conference, April 2008.
  • Paper Presentation: "Evil, Meaning, and Meaning-makers," Society of Christian Philosophers, Assumption College, MA, 2009.

Takeshi Morisato (Class of 2009)

  • Paper Presentation: “On Redeeming Moral Philosophy Before God,” Conference on Egvil, Law & the State, Salzburg, Austria, March, 2009.
  • Paper Presentation: "On Al Farabi's Solution to the Dilemma between Divine Foreknowledge and Freedom," West Chester University's 4th Annual Philosophy Conference, "Faith, Reason, and the Between," January, 2009.
  • Paper Presentation: "Aristotle's Metaphysics - Searching for God in Classical Ontology," Conference on Christian Philosophy, Franciscan University, April, 2009.
  • Recipient of the Graduate Research Award for Summer (GRAFS), Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, 2009 for "The Interplay between the Mimetic and Intentional Aspects of Language in Plato's Republic and Augustine's Confessions." Supervisor: Prof. Eric Perl.

James Sikkema (Class of 2008)

  • Paper Presentation: “Upon Nothing: Heidegger, Eckhart and Meontic-Ontological Ground,” International Conference – Philosophical Concepts and Religious Metaphors: New Perspectives on Phenomenology and Theology, Sibiu, Romania, 2007.
  • Paper Presentation: “The Form of Life: An Exploration of Truth, Rules and Ground in the Later Wittgenstein,” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada – Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers, Vancouver, Canada, 2008.
  • Paper Presentation: “The Body Re-Minds: Physiological Statements of Morality in Nietzsche and Doestoevsky,” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada – Society for the Study of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Vancouver, Canada, 2008.

Valerie Oved Giovanini (Class of 2010)

  • Attended, by invitation, the Conference on Political Hebraism, Princeton, NJ. Reported on the conference in a Graduate Philosophy Society Colloquium, Fall, 2009.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Problem of Naming: a Case for Philosophy of Language in the Daodejing," Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Spring, 2010.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Problem of Naming: a Case for Philosophy of Language in the Daodejing," Society for Asian and Contemporary Philosophy Annual Conference, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA, June, 2010.
  • Paper Presentation: "Phenomenological Disequilibrium: Husserl's Aesthetics in M. C. Escher's Art," Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT) Meeting, San Francisco, Oct. 8-9, 2010.
  • Attended, by invitation, First Annual Daoism Conference, Zhengzhou, China, March 2010.

Margaret Raney (Class of 2008)

  • Paper Presentation: "Jacques Maritain and Simone Weil: Reformulating Rights Talk," American Maritain Association, 2008, Boston, MA.

Andrew Barrette (Class of 2010)

  • Paper Presentation: "Intellectual Temperance," Conference on the Cardinal Virtues, Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 2009.
  • Paper Presentation: "Lonergan and the Break from Mythic Consciousness," Marquette University, September, 2009.
  • Respondent, Lonergan Philosophical Society, ACAP, New Orleans, November, 2009.
  • Paper Presentation: "On the Path to Wisdom: Plato's Critique of Extroversion," Conference on the Cardinal Virtues, Viterbo University, April, 2010.
  • Paper Presentation: "Homecoming in Hegel: An Investigation of Being-At-Home," Graduate Student Conference, Kent State University, May, 2010.
  • Publication: "Homecoming in Hegel: An Investigation of Being-At-Home," Proceedings of the Kent State Graduate Student Conference, forthcoming, 2010.

Sean Winkler (Class of 2010)

  • Paper Presentation: "Darwin's Natural Selection and the Need for a Kuhnian Apology," Catholic University, Braga, Portugal, September 2009.
  • Paper Presentation: "Initiating the East-West Dialogue: The Possibility of Daoist Inner Alchemy in Martin Heidegger's 'What Calls for Thinking'," APA Central Division, February, 2010.
  • Paper Presentation: "Find Our Way Back: The Problematization of Daoist 'Fallenness' through Husserlian Phenomenology," Society for Asian and Contemporary Philosophy Annual Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, June, 2010.

Daniel Everett (Class of 2010)

  • Paper Presentation: "Revisiting the Feminist Interpretation of Plato's Chora," Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, November, 2009.

Kristopher Escobar (Class of 2010)

  • Paper Presentation: "Zhuangzi's Perspectivism and Ecofeminism: Dissipating the Logic of Domination," Society for Asian and Contemporary Philosophy Annual Conference, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA, June, 2010.

Thomas Olsen (Class of 2010)

  • Paper Presentation: "The Wink-ness of God: A Theology of the Event," Towards a Philosophy of Life Conference, Liverpool Hope University, June, 2009.

Aminah Hasan (Class of 2011)

  • Attended the Third Conference of Black Women Philosophers, Penn State University, April, 2010.
  • Paper Presentation: "Metaphysics, Politics, and the Dynamic Arche," Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Section on Ancient Political Philosophy and Metaphysics, Nov. 11-13, 2010, Boston, MA.
  • Paper Presentation: "Between Violence and the State: Overcoming Sovereignty through Responsibility," Conference on Ethics, Evil, Law, and the State, Warsaw, Poland, May 19-21, 2011.
  • Paper Presentation: "Levinas, Politics, and 'Tyranny as a Way of Life,'" North American Levinas Society, Texas A & M University, May 1-3, 2011.

Michael Derek von Barandy (Class of 2010)

  • Paper Presentation: "The Principle of Plenitude, Aristotle's Cloak, and Hintikka's Move to Kinds," Conference on Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic, Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic, July, 2o1o.

Andrew Israelsen (Class of 2011)

  • Recipient of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts GRAFS Award for Summer 2010. Project title: "The Question of Contingency in Theistic and Atheistic Existentialism." Supervisor: Prof. Martin Nemoianu.

Harris Bechtol (Class of 2011)

  • Publication: "Paul and Kierkegaard: A Christocentric Epistemology," Heythrop Journal (forthcoming).
  • Paper Presentation: "Hegel and Transcendence," 4th Annual Postmodernism, Culture, and Religion Conference: The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion, Syracuse University, April 7 -9, 2011.

Zakary Fisher (Class of 2012)

  • Paper Presentation: "The Humanism of Particularism: Reconciling Dancy and Sartre in a Rational-Existential Ethic," Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium, Conversations VI: Ethics and Applied Ethics, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, November 17-19, 2010.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Reconciling Yea: Derrida and Hegel on (Un)conditional Forgiveness," 4th Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, Feb. 18-19, 2011.

James Kilcup (Class of 2012)

  • Paper Presentation: "Kuhn's Realist Intimations," 4th Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, Feb. 18-19, 2011.
  • Paper Presentation: "On Wittgenstein's Conservatism," Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, Seattle University, Oct. 7-8, 2011.
  • Paper Presentation: "Schelling's Critique of Spinoza's God," 5th Annual Southeast Philosophy Conference, Clayton State University, Feb. 17-18, 2012.
  • Paper Presentation: "Lonergan and Dostoyevsky on the Problem of Evil," WCMI 2012: 27th Annual Fallon Memoral Lonergan Symposium, LMU, April 12-14, 2012.

Curtis Holtzen (Class of 2012)

  • Paper Presentation: "Bruce (not so) Almighty: Divine Limitation and Human Transformation," Meeting of the Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Philosophy and Pop Culture, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, March 3, 2011.
  • Paper Presentation: "Was It Good for You? Religious Experience and the Virtuosity Test," Wesleyan Philosophical Society 2012, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN, March 1, 2012.
  • Paper Presentation: "Universal Love--Particular Knowledge: In Search of an Open and Inclusive Theology," Wesleyan Theological Society 2012, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN, March 2, 2012.
  • Publication: By Faith and Reason: The Essential Keith Ward, eds. Curtis Holtzen and Roberto Sirvent [London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2012].
  • Publication: "Faith in Relations," in Relational Theology: A Contemporary Introduction, ed. Brint Montgomery, Thomas Jay Oord, and Karen Winslow [San Diego: Point Loma Press/Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2012].
  • Review of Garth Hallett, One God of All? Probing Pluralist Identities, Philosophy in Review, Vol. 31, No. 6 (2011): 417-419.
  • Review of Thomas Oord, Creation Made Free: Open Theology Engaging Science, Stone-Campbell Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2011): 93-95.
  • Review of Brendan Sweetman, Religion and Science: An Introduction, Philosophy in Review, Vol. 31, No. 2 (2011): 153-155.
  • Paper Presentation: "We Can't Go On Together with Suspicious Minds: Gadamer and the Hermeneutics of Trust," American Academy of Religion, Western Region, March 9-11, 2013, Arizona State University.
  • Paper Presentation: "Losing Faith in Suspicion," Wesleyan Philosophical Society, March 21-23, 2013, Seattle Pacific University.

James Kintz (Class of 2012)

  • Paper Presentation: The Necessity of Virtue in Aesthetic Experience: A Phenomenological and Metaphysical Account of the Apprehension of Beauty," American Maritain Association Conference, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, October 13-15, 2011.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Unity of the Knower and the Known: The Phenomenology of Aristotle and the Metaphysics of Husserl," 2012 Ancient Philosophy Society Conference, San Francisco, April 19-22, 2012.

Bryant Lin (Class of 2012)

  • Paper Presentation: "Tolerating Intolerance: An (In)Decision Between Deconstruction and Neo-Pragmatism," The Northwest Philosophy Conference, Lewis and Clark College, November 4-5, 2011.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Democratic Nietzsche: A Defense of Illiberalism in the Liberal Order," 5th Annual Southeast Philosophy Conference, Clayton State University, Feb. 17-18, 2012.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Democratic Nietzsche: A Defense of Illiberalism in the Liberal Order," Southeast Graduate Philosophy Conference, U. of Florida, March 30-31, 2012.
  • Paper Presentation: "A Hermeneutic Examination of Scalia's Originalism and Breyer's Active Liberty," New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association Conference, Nov. 10, 2012.

Errol Hughes (Class of 2012)

  • Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts GRAF Award Winner for Summer Research: "Interpreting Time and Time-Consciousness in Classical Husserlian Phenomenology." Summer, 2011.

Melissa Fitzpatrick (Class of 2013)

  • Paper Presentation: "The Recollection of Anxiety: Kierkegaard as Our Socratic Occasion to Transcend Unfreedom," Meeting of the Kierkegaard Society, APA Pacific Division, San Francisco, March 27-31, 2013.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Complexity of Form in Aristotle's Metaphysics," Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, Oct. 19-21, 2012.
  • Publication: "The Recollection of Anxiety: Kierkegaard as Our Socratic Occasion to Transcend Unfreedom," Heythrop Journal, forthcoming.

James Mollison (Class of 2014)

  • Paper Presentation: "Interpreting Bacon and Bataille: Toward an Ethic of Self-Sacrifice," Conference on Art and Ethics, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Oct. 18-19, 2012.
  • Paper Presentation: "Bataille's Philosophy of Laughter: or the Laughable Character of Philosophy," 6th Annual Conference of the Lighthearted Philosophers Society, Florida, Oct. 12-13, 2012.
  • Paper Presentation: "Lonergan & Foucault: Toward an Intellectual Dialogue," Lonergan on the Edge Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 19-20, 2013.
  • Paper Presentation: "Transvaluation in Deleuze's Selective Interpretation of the Eternal Return," Pacific APA, San Diego, CA, April 16-20, 2014.

Bryan Kimoto (Class of 2014)

  • Paper Presentation: "The 'Body' Political: Arendt, Race, and American Democracy," Western Political Science Association, March 28-30, 2013, Hollywood, CA.
  • Paper Presentation: "On Marxist Critique: Exploring the (Im)Possibility of Critique in Marx's Thought," Fanaticism and the Abolition-Democracy: Critical Theory in the Spirit of Joel Olson, Jan. 25-26, 2013, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Real Fiction of Gender: Psychoanalysis, Phenomenology, and the Unfinality of Gender Claims," 9th Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Conference, May 14th, 2013, Los Angeles.
  • Paper Presentation: "Time and Space: Levinas and Watsuji on the Ethical Metaphysics of Persons," Meeting of the Society for Asian and Contemporary Philosophy, APA Eastern Division, Baltimore, MD, December 27-30, 2013.
  • Paper Presentation: "Laughing in the Face of Power: The Critical Power of Humor in Literature and Politics," Annual Meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, San Diego, CA, November 1-3, 2013.
  • Paper Presentation: "Beyond Dialectic: Kierkegaard and Nishitani on the Self, Immanence, and Transcendence," Annual Meeting of the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, Santa Barbara, CA, March 20-23, 2014.
  • Respondent to James Mollison, "Transvaluation in Deleuze's Selective Interpretation of the Eternal Return," Pacific APA, San Diego, CA, April 16-20, 2014.

Joshua Kulmac Butler (Class of 2015)

  • Paper Presentation: "Can Science Disprove Christianity? Self-Contained Theories and Metaphysical Explanations," American Academy of Religion, Northwest Region, Seattle, WA, March 3-5, 2013.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Place for Metaphysics in Husserl's Phenomenological Philosophy," San Diego Philosophy Conference, San Diego State University, Oct. 19-20, 2013.
  • Paper Presentation: "Passion and Polemics: Religious Dialogue in an Age of Partisanship," Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Western Region, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, March 7-9, 2014.
  • "An Apologetic of Indirect Communication," Embodied Reason Conference, California Baptist University, April 11-12, 2014.

Terence Sweeney (Class of 2014)

  • Paper Presentation: "Falling into the Water: Gadamer on Friendship as a Community of Understanding," Kentucky Graduate Student Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, April 6, 2013.
  • Paper Presentation: "Lost in the Cosmos: Walker Percy's Philosophical and Spiritual Exxercise," Walker Percy Conference, Loyola University, New Orleans, October 12, 2013.
  • Publication: "Against Ideology: Gabriel Marcel's Philosophy of Vocation," Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 16:4 (Fall, 2013).

Lauren Bower (Class of 2015)

  • Paper Presentation: "A Refuge for Realism," 11th Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, March 20-22, 2014. Received the Best Paper Award.
  • Paper Presentation: "A Reformulation of Form: Aristotle's Restoration of Scientific Knowledge," The 32nd Annual Joint Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, with the Society for Islamic Philosophy, Oct. 24-26, 2014, Fordham University.

Ryan Arnott (Class of 2015)

  • Paper Presentation: "The Power to Be Virtuous: East vs. West," Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, Santa Barbara, CA, March 20, 2014.
  • Paper Presentation: "On Inductive Justification: Why Grueness Isn't Greenness," Society for Exact Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, June 20, 2014.

Clinton Carl (Class of 2015)

  • Paper Presentation: "Zhuangzi and David Hume -- Becoming an Authentic Self," Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, 49th Annual Conference, June 19-22, 2014, Binghamton, NY.
  • Paper Presentation: "Zhuangzi and David Hume -- Becoming an Authentic Self," 1st Annual Hellenic-Chinese Conference of Philosophy, June 15-17, 2014, Thessalonika, Greece.
  • Paper Presentation: "The Therapy of Philosophy - Wittgenstein and Zhuangzi on Abstraction" Académie du Midi - Wisdom East and West Conference, June 9-14, 2014, Alet-Les-Bains, France.
  • Paper Presentation: "Firmer Foundations - The Naturalized Context of Scientific Justification" 10th Annual Gonzaga University Graduate Philosophy Conference, April 25-27, 2014, Spokane, WA.
  • Paper Presentation: "Firmer Foundations - The Naturalized Context of Scientific Justification" Houston Baptist University 4th Annual Philosophy Conference, April 4-6, 2014, Houston, TX.
  • Paper Presentation: "Zhuangzi and David Hume - Becoming and Authentic Self," Annual Meeting of the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, March 20-23, 2014, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Paper Presentation: "Logos and Virtue - An Essay in Neoplatonic Metaphysics" Seattle University Student Philosophy Conference, May 31, 2012, Seattle, WA

Daniel Maryanovich (Class of 2015)

  • Paper Presentation: "Aristotle and the Problem of the Unity of Definition," The 32nd Annual Joint Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, with the Society for Islamic Philosophy, Oct. 24-26, 2014, Fordham University.

Mark Schulz (Class of 2015)

  • Paper Presentation: "Being and God as Subjects of Metaphysics in al-Farabi and Duns Scotus," Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions Summer Conference: International Live Video Workshop on al-Farabi, Marquette University, June 12, 2014, Milwaukee, WI.