Graduate Student Achievements


Danielle Lee Clevenger

  • Koolage, W.John, and Clevenger, Danielle (forthcoming). “Undergraduate Conferences as High Impact Practices with an Impact on Gender Parity.” Teaching Philosophy, 41 (3).

Patrick Cronin

  • Cronin, Patrick. “Regularity Theories Disconfirmed: A Revamped Argument and a Wager” Synthese (2016), DOI:10.1007/s11229-016-1177-y.

Stewart Eskew

  • “Religious Belief and Surrogate Medical Decision Making,” with Christopher Meyers, Journal of Clinical Ethics (Summer 2009)

Megan Fritts

  • “Review of David McPherson’s Spirituality and The Good Life” (Forthcoming) Journal of Moral Philosophy.
  • Review of Cora Diamond’s Reading Wittgenstein with Anscombe, Going On to Ethics” (Forthcoming) Journal of Value Inquiry
  • “Kierkegaard and Binswanger on Faith’s Relation to Love: A Response to Schrjivers,” (published with a reply from Joeri Schrjivers), Syndicate (forthcoming Winter 2018).

Hunter Gentry

  • “Locating Animals with Respect to Landmarks in Spacetime.” Commentary on Hoerl  & McCormack’s “Thinking in and about time: A dual systems perspective on temporal cognition” (with C. Buckner). Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2019).

Zi Lin

  • “The Leverage Approach for Sufficiency?”, forthcoming in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

Gregory Nirshberg

  • Masrour, F., Nirshberg, G., Schon, M., Leardi, J., & Barrett, E. (2015). Revisiting the empirical case against perceptual modularity. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1676.

Adam Pham

  • Pham, Adam K. (2017). “Mainstream economics and the Austrian school: toward reunification.” Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 41-63.

Jonathon VandenHombergh

  • Forthcoming, ‘Consciousness, Conceivability, and Intrinsic Reduction,’ Erkenntnis
  • 2017, “Inconceivable Physicalism,” Analysis, 77(1): 116-125.

Aaron Yarmel

  • Yarmel, A. (forthcoming). “Between Crisis-Philia and Crisis-Phobia: Reflections on the Community of Inquiry.” Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis, 38 (2).

Professional Presentations

Katie Aulenbacher

  • “Minding the Gap: P4C and Arendt’s Crisis in Education” (with Aaron Yarmel) Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (October 2017).

Elizabeth Bell

  • “How A Causalist Theory of Action Can Account for Intentional Omissions” American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting (February 2018).
  • “How A Causalist Theory of Action Can Account for Intentional Omissions” Northwest Philosophy Conference (October 2017).
  • “How Special Relations Can Provide Agent-neutral Reasons” Iowa Philosophical Society Conference (November 2016).
  • “Special Relations as the Grounds of Agent-neutral Reasons” Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference (October 2016)
  • “Another Stoic Inconsistency: Propositions and Predicationals” Northwest Philosophy Conference (October 2015).
  • “Multiple Entrenchment Orderings in the AGM Model of Belief Revision” Boise State University (September 2014).

Michael Bruckner

  • “The Myth of the Given Advice: Towards Eliminativism about Doxastic Moral Deference,” Ways of Knowing in Ethics, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, Canada (June 2018)

Danielle Lee Clevenger

  • “Utilizing Movement in Learning Activities,” Panel presentation. “Shaking Up the Standard Lecture,” American Philosophical Association (Central), 2018.

Katie Deaven

  • “Ghosts of Departed Quantities,” Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy’s Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, 2016
  • “Shortcomings in Shoemaker’s Defense: The Unresolved Korsgaard-Parfit Debate,” 67th New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society’s Annual Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos 2016

Stewart Eskew

  • “Prospects for a Non-Causal, Non-Natural Moral Perceptualism” Alabama Philosophical Society Conference, Pensacola, FL (October 2012)
  • “Religious Belief and Surrogate Medical Decision Making” Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, San Antonio Texas (February 2008)

Megan Fritts

  • “Fake News and Epistemic Vice” with Frank Cabrera, Alabama Philosophical Society (September 2019)
  • “A Wittgensteinian Critique of Causal Action Explanations” Alabama Philosophical Society (September 2019)
  • “Fake News on Social Media: Eliminating a Uniquely Noxious Market” with Frank Cabrera, Kansas Philosophical Society (February 2019)
  • “Measuring Well-Being and Valuing Virtue”, APA Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 28-31, 2018
  • “Measuring Well-Being and Valuing Virtue”,Alabama Philosophical Society, Pensacola, FL, September 29-30, 2017“
  • “Measuring Well-Being and Valuing Virtue”, Eudaimonia Conference, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, April 20-22, 2017
  • “Actions and Projects: A Proposed Solution to the Problem of Vague Attribution”, Alabama Philosophical Society, Pensacola, FL, September 30-October 1, 2016
  • “Sin and Supererogation”, with Calum Miller, LOGOS conference, University of Notre Dame, May 5-7 2016
  • “The Moral Significance of Pain in Draper’s Argument from Evil”, with Robert Reed, Alabama Philosophical Society, Pensacola, FL, October 2-3 2015

Hunter Gentry

  • “Extended Control in Goal-directed Behavior” at Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology 111th annual meeting in Cincinnati, OH, March 7-9. 2019.
  • “Embedded Love” at Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, CU Boulder, August 9-12. 2018.

Paul Kelly

  • “How Should a Physicalist Respond to the Knowledge Argument?” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (April 2019).

Zi Lin

  • The Leverage Approach for Sufficientarianism”, Central APA, Chicago, March 2016
  • “Universalizability: What Can it Tell us about Right and Wrong?”, Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, August 2015
  • “Killing, Injuring, and Animals: A Kantian Perspective”, Pacific APA, Vancouver, April 2015
  • “Why does Health Matter for Justice?”, Graduate Workshop in Applied Philosophy, Bowling Green, November 2014; Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference, Oxford, June 2014
  • “Consequentializing Inviolable Rights”, Pacific APA, San Diego, April 2014

Gregory Nirshberg

  • “Does the Judgment Internalist’s Claim Depend on a Particular View of Motivation?” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Main Program, Colloquium Session, San Francisco, CA. (March 2013)
  • “It’s Not All About Beliefs: The Extended Mind and Why Propositional Attitudes are Still in the Head”, 2013 meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Austin, TX. (February 2013)
  • “Can Embodied Cognition Deny Representation and Still Explain Intentionality?” Poster presentation, Annual meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Boulder, CO. (June 2012)

Marcos Picchio

  • “Rawls’s Mature Account of Justice Between Generations,” 4th International Conference for Economics and Philosophy, Lyon, France

Lindsey Schwartz

  • “Statutory Disenfranchisement: the undue cost of a felony conviction”, Philosophies of Incarceration, Villanova, PA (March 2017).

Stephanie Sheintul

  • “A Capabilitarian Account of Fairness,” VIII Braga Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy, University of Minho, (June 2017)- accepted but could not attend.

  • “A Capabilitarian Account of Fairness,” Challenging Inequalities: Human Development and Social Change, (September 2017).

  • “A Paternalist Friendly Capabilities Approach,” Human Development and Social Inclusion in an Urbanizing World, Universidad Católica, (September 2018).

  • “Non-Idealized Dignity and the Moral Permissibility of Paternalism: A Reformulation of Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach,” Human Development and Capability Association Conference, Tokyo, Japan, September 2016.
  • “Non-Idealized Dignity and the Moral Permissibility of Paternalism: A Reformulation of Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach,” Center for Global Ethics, Conference on Agency, Power, and Politics, University of Birmingham, UK, May 2016.

Jonathon VandenHombergh

  • 2018, “Conceptual Sieves,” The New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society, 69th Annual Meeting, Houston, USA.
  • 2017, “Conceptual Sieves,” Third International Conference on Philosophy of Mind, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
  • 2016, “Phenomenal Concepts and the Disjunction Problem,” at the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology 108th Annual Meeting, Louisville.
  • 2015, “The Logic of Quantified Two-Dimensional Conceivability Arguments,” at the Philosophy of Language and Mind Masterclass Conference with David Chalmers, Stockholm.

Aaron Yarmel

  • What Can Philosophers Do?, Societal Implications: Applying Academic Philosophy Outside of the Academy (March 2018)
  • Minding the Gap: P4C and Arendt’s Crisis in Education, Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (October 2017)
  • Explanations in Music Theory, Illinois Philosophical Association (November 2014); Central States Philosophical Association (October 2014).
  • Mechanistic Explanations in Music Theory: Lessons from Biology and Physical Geology, Alabama Philosophical Society (October 2013); European Society for Aesthetics (June 2013).
  • Performing Platonist Types, Performance Philosophy (April 2013).
  • Musical States of Affairs: A New Proposal For Realist Platonism, Challenging Musical Ontologies: An RMA Study Day (November 2012).
  • Interlevel Mechanistic Explanations of Musical Ontology, Midsouth Philosophy Conference (February 2012).

Shimin Zhao

  • “Understand the process of scientific discovery: the case of the network approach”, Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Vancouver, Canada, June 1-3, 2019.
  • “Process, not just the product: the case of network motifs analysis”, The 16th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Prague, The Czech Republic, August 5-10, 2019.