The philosophy program has changed its home department from
Languages and Linguistics to History. Along with this change
came a move into East Hall, where we are now comfortably
tucked in on the third floor.
Two faculty members joined the department:
(Ph.D., Nebraska, 2012) teaches mainly in Ethics
in the position of lecturer.
(Ph.D., New School, 2012) teaches mainly in the
history of philosophy in the position of assistant professor.
Dr. Moss has a book review forthcoming in the journal
Ethics, Policy, and Environment. The review is of Gary Varner’s
recent book “Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition:
Situating Animals in Hare’s Two-Level Utilitarianism.”
Dr. Tinguely published an article in
Philosophy and Rhetoric
titled “The Implicit Affection between Kantian Judgment and
Several of our recent graduates were admitted to the law
schools of their choice.
Two of our recent graduates received special commendation
for their successful completion of an Honors Thesis.
In spring 2015 we hosted a one-day student conference
with a keynote address on Kierkegaard by George Connell of
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. We will have a two-
day conference in October in honor of the 2,600th birthday
of science with a keynote lecture by Dr. Alan Love of the
University of Minnesota.
In his Environmental Ethics and Biomedical Ethics classes,
Moss has instituted the practice of poster presentations that
encourage students to publicly present their ethical reasoning on
issues of importance for medicine and environmental practice.
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