On March 26, Christa Johnson successfully defended her dissertation "How to be a Nonconsequentialist: A Defense of Deontological Constraints.” Congrats, Dr. Johnson!
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.
PhD candidate James Fritz was awarded a presidential fellowship, the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School.
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):
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 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