Eric Carr has been accepted into Georgia State’s M.A. philosophy program, which includes a tuition waiver and assistantship. Georgia State is one of the most highly regarded terminal M.A. philosophy programs in the country, known for its strong record of placing students into prestigious Ph.D. programs and its lauded teacher-training program.
Setting the Record Straight: A Defense of Vacating Wins in Response to Rules Violations Dr. Chase Wrenn (The University of Alabama) and Dr. Seth Bordner (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in The Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, forthcoming in July but published online March 7, 2021 Abstract: Dr. Wrenn and Dr. Bordner describe a
Alethic Pluralism and Logical Form Dr. Chase Wrenn (The University of Alabama) Article in Southern Journal of Philosophy, 27 October 2020 (online first) Abstract: According to a recently proposed theory, truth is different for sentences with different logical forms. Truth for conditionals is a different property from truth for conjunctions, for example. This paper points
Alethic Pluralism and Truth-Attributions: A Dilemma Dr. Chase Wrenn (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 57, no. 4, October 2020, pp. 311-324 Abstract: Some recent theories of truth say that there are different kinds of truth for different kinds of subject-matter. This paper shows that it those theories break down when
-Russellian Monism and Mental Causation Dr. Torin Alter (The University of Alabama) and Sam Coleman (University of Hertfordshire, UK) Forthcoming and available in Early View in Nous Abstract: According to Russellian monism, consciousness is consti- tuted at least partly by quiddities: intrinsic properties that categorically ground dispositional properties described by fundamental physics. If the theory
Against the Hybrid Interpretation of Kant’s Theory of Punishment Dr. Mark Pickering (The University of Alabama) Article in Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik / Annual Review of Law and Ethics 28 (2020): 115-133 ABSTRACT: Immanuel Kant appears to make both retributivist and consequentialist statements about criminal punishment in the Metaphysical Foundations of the Doctrine of
Mackenzi Barrett, has been accepted to present one of her papers, “On Self-Determination, Territorial Rights, and Coercion: A State’s Right to Control its Borders”, at the Great Lakes Philosophy Conference from April 9th-April 11th! She will also be presenting the same paper at the Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Dr. Hunt’s new book, The Police Identity Crisis – Hero, Warrior, Guardian, Algorithm, was recently published by Routledge. The book examines major conceptions of the police role in light of the overarching societal goal of justice, drawing upon history, law, and philosophy. In early March of 2021, Dr. Hunt presented work from his book at
Dr. Luke Hunt’s first book, The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing, was published in 2019 by Oxford University Press. This book provides an account of how law enforcement in liberal societies has become illiberal given responses to internal and external threats to security.
One of our very own students, Rachel Ploeger, has been accepted to the Colorado Summer Seminar! This is a three-week intensive course offered to twenty undergraduate students who are considering graduate school in philosophy. The topic this year’s seminar will be centered around is “Ethics Meets Epistemology”. The seminar may be remote this year but