Christa Johnson defends dissertation

March 29, 2018
Picture of Christa Johnson

On March 26, Christa Johnson successfully defended her dissertation "How to be a Nonconsequentialist: A Defense of Deontological Constraints.” Congrats, Dr. Johnson! 

New List of Graduate Student Publications

February 28, 2018

Our graduate students produce and publish an impressive amount of excellent philosophical material, on topics such as moral spinelessness, fictional realism, vagueness, freedom of the will, second-order logic, the goodness of non-existence, and much more.

Graduate students present at the APA

November 15, 2017

Many of our current graduate students (and some very recent graduates) are presenting or commenting at the three upcoming conferences of the American Philosophical Association.

Eastern Division APA Conference in Savannah, GA (January 2018):

OSU hosts Midwest Seminar in Modern Philosophy

October 31, 2017
Midwest Seminar in Modern Philosophy

The OSU Philosophy Department hosted the 2017 Midwest Seminar in Modern Philosophy on October 20–22. Nine external speakers presented papers on a wide range of figures and topics, sparking lively discussions that often spilled over into the breaks.

Stephen Metcalf’s Hammond Lecture drew a crowd

October 2, 2017
S. Metcalf

Stephen Metcalf of the Slate Culture Gabfest drew a crowd for his William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition, entitled “Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism and American Authenticity.” An audio recording of the talk