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Graduate News: Research and Awards


Recent Publications and Presentations


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.

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.

Derek Duplessie

  • "Hephaestus' Net: Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium," 2016 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Central Division).
  • "Socrates's Analysis of Comedy in Plato's Philebus," 2016 West Coast Plato Workshop.

Charlie Gustafson-Barrett

  • "Hamlet: the Tragedy of Philosophy," 2016 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Pacific Division).
  • "A Platonic Reading of Hamlet," talk at Sarah Lawrence College, 2015

Marcus Hunt

  • "Schechtman's Person Life View: Conventionalist Worries," 2016 Louisiana State University Graduate Conference.

Alexander Limanowski

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

Kelly Martin

  •  "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", Southern Political Science Association, 2014.

Travis Mulroy

  • "Seeing Red: On the Significance of Thrasymachus' Supposed Blush in Plato's Republic," 2016 Association of Core Texts and Courses Conference on Tradition and Renewal.
  • "The Beautiful Things are Difficult: Plato's Hippias Major," 2014 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Eastern Division).

April Olsen

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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.

Nathan Stout

  • "Assembling an Army: Considerations for Just War Theory," Journal of Global Ethics (forthcoming)
  • "Blame Without Relationships: A Challenge for Scanlon," 2016 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Central Division)
  • "Conversation, Responsibility, and Autism Spectrum Disorder," Philosophical Psychology (forthcoming)
  • "Autism, Episodic Memory, and Moral Exemplars," Philosophical Psychology (forthcoming)
  • "Reasons-Responsiveness and Moral Responsibility: the Case of Autism." Journal of Ethics, 2016. DOI 10.1007/s10892-016-9218-9
  • "Activity, Inactivity, and Production: Roberts' Commerce Clause Argument." In The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, 117-131. Edited by Fritz Allhoff and Mark Hall. New York: Routledge, 2014.

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.

Mary Townsend

  • "Housecleaning and Heidegger: A Defense of the Thoughtfulness of Domestic Work," The Hedgehog Review, Institute of Advanced Culture Studies at the University of Virginia (2016).
  • "Women as Readers of Plato's Republic: from Axiothea to Julia Ward Howe," 2016 Association of Core Texts and Courses Conference on Tradition and Renewal.
  • "The Woman Drama in Republic V," 2015 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Eastern Division)
  • "Plato on the Origin of Cities: The Socratic Methodology of the City of Pigs," Seminar on Articulating Political Philosophy and Anthropological Theory, Method, and Evidence at Tulane University, 2015.

Paul Wilford

  • "Hegel's Account of Revealed Religion in the Phenomenology," 2016 American Philosophical Association Meeting (Eastern Division)
  • "Review of Hegel's Theory of Responsibility by Mark Alznauer," Review of Metaphysics (September 2014)

Franklin Worrell

Recent Awards

  • Christopher Boom, Mercatus Institute, Adam Smith Fellowship, 2016-2017.
  • Christopher Boom, Thomas W. Smith Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies, 2016-2017.
  • Marcus Hunt, Institute for Humane Studies, PhD Scholarship, 2016-2017.
  • Marcus Hunt, Mercatus Institute, Adam Smith Fellowship, 2016-2017.
  • Derek Duplessie, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Exchange Fellowship, 2016-17.
  • Derek Duplessie, Marcia Whitney Scholar, Institute for Humane Studies, 2016-17.
  • Daniel Tigard, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2016-17.
  • Nicholas Sars, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2016-17.
  • Julian Katz, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2016-17.
  • Derek Duplessie, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2015-16
  • Michael Morrissey, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2015-16
  • April Olsen, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2015-16
  • Jonathan Eng, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Exchange Fellowship, 2015-16
  • Alexander Shaeffer, Freie Universitat Berlin, Exchange Fellowship, 2015-16.
  • Mary Townsend, A Studio in the Woods and the Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research grant for the seminar, "Seminar on Articulating Political Philosophy and Anthropological Theory, Method, and Evidence"
  • Derek Duplessie, Hertog Advaned Institute: the Political Thought of Abraham Lincoln, 2015
  • Paul Wilford, Tikvah Avanced Institute: Tradition and Freedom, NYC, 2015
  • Charlie Gustafson-Barrett, Earhart Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2014-15
  • Franklin Worrell, Freie Universitat Berlin, Exchange Fellowship, 2014-15
  • Seth Appelbaum, NEH Summer Institute on Medieval Political Philosophy in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (summer 2014)
  • Brendan Moore, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dietrich von Hildebrand Summer Seminar Scholarship, 2014
  • Jonathan Eng, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Exchange Fellowship, 2013-14
  • Nathan Stout, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Paul Wilford, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Frankie Worrell, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Shane Gassaway, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Exchange Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Sam Stoner, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Alexandre Priou, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Shane Gassaway, Murphy Institute Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • Sam Stoner, Lilly Graduate Fellowship, 2008-2011

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