The Department of Philosophy offers courses in all principal areas of philosophy, but emphases include ethics, social and political philosophy, and history of philosophy.

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Submissions from 2018

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Abstract Right, Philip J. Kain

Submissions from 2017

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AI and the Automation of Wisdom, Shannon Vallor

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Artificial Intelligence and Public Trust, Shannon Vallor

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Artificial Intelligence and the Ethics of Self-learning Robots, Shannon Vallor and George A. Bekey

Submissions from 2016

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Hegel, History, and Evil, Philip J. Kain

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Introduction: Envisioning the good life In the 21st century and beyond, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2015

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Hegel on Sovereignty and Monarchy, Philip J. Kain

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Hegel, Recognition, and Same-Sex Marriage, Philip J. Kain

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Moral Deskilling and Upskilling in a New Machine Age: Reflections on the Ambiguous Future of Character, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2014

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Hitting the Moving Target: The Challenges of Creating a Dynamic Curriculum to Address the Ethical Dimensions of Geospatial Data, John Carr, Shannon Vallor, Scott Freundschuh, William L. Gannon, and Paul Zandbergen

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Hegel and the Failure of Civil Society, Philip J. Kain

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Super Soldiers: The Ethical, Legal and Operational Implications (Part 2), Patrick Lin, Max Mehlman, Keith Abney, Shannon French, Shannon Vallor, Jai Galliott, Michael Burnam-Fink, Alexander R. LaCroix, and Seth Schuknecht

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Why Software Engineering Courses Should Include Ethics Coverage, Arvind Narayanan and Shannon Vallor

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Armed Robots and Military Virtue, Shannon Vallor

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Big Data, Democracy and The Path Not Taken, Shannon Vallor

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Experimental Virtue: Perceptual Responsiveness and the Praxis of Scientific Observation, Shannon Vallor

Social Media, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2013

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Socratic Metaphysics, William J. Prior

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Examined Lives, Shannon Vallor

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The Future of Military Virtue: Autonomous Systems and the Moral Deskilling of the Military, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2012

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Developmentalism, William J. Prior

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Intellectualism, William J. Prior

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Socrates (Historical), William J. Prior

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Flourishing on Facebook: Virtue Friendship and New Social Media, Shannon Vallor

New Social Media and the Virtues, Shannon Vallor

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Social Networking and Ethics, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2011

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Carebots and Caregivers: Sustaining the Ethical Ideal of Care in the 21st Century, Shannon Vallor

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Knowing What to Wish For: Human Enhancement Technology, Dignity and Virtue, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2010

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Social Networking Technology and the Virtues, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2009

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Horror, Philip J. Kain

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Nietzsche, Virtue, and the Horror of Existence, Philip J. Kain

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The Fantasy of Third-Person Science: Phenomenology, Ontology and Evidence, Shannon Vallor

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The Pregnancy of the Real: A Phenomenological Defense of Experimental Realism, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2007

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Eternal Recurrence and the Categorical Imperative, Philip J. Kain

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Nietzsche, Eternal Recurrence, and the Horror of Existence, Philip J. Kain

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Moral Philosophy and Moral Cultivation, William J. Prior

Submissions from 2006

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Nietzsche, Truth, and the Horror of Existence, Philip J. Kain

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The Portrait of Socrates in Plato’s Symposium, William J. Prior

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The Socratic Problem, William J. Prior

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An Enactive-Phenomenological Approach to Veridical Perception, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2005

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Consciousness and the Transcendental Deduction, Philip J. Kain

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The Intentionality of Reference in Husserl and the Analytic Tradition, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2004

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Nietzsche, the Kantian Self, and Eternal Recurrence, Philip J. Kain

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Socrates Metaphysician, William J. Prior

Submissions from 2002

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Hegel, Antigone, and Women, Philip J. Kain

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Protagoras’ Great Speech and Plato’s Defense of Athenian Democracy, William J. Prior

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Frege’s Puzzle: A Phenomenological Solution, Shannon Vallor

Submissions from 2001

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The Historicity of Plato’s Apology, William J. Prior

Submissions from 1998

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Hegel's Critique of Kantian Practical Reason, Philip J. Kain

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Self-Consciousness, the Other, and Hegel's Dialectic of Recognition: Alternative to a Postmodern Subterfuge, Philip J. Kain

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The structure and method of Hegel's Phenomenology, Philip J. Kain

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Plato and the "Socratic Fallacy", William J. Prior

Submissions from 1997

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Hegel, Reason, and Idealism, Philip J. Kain

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Why Did Plato Write Socratic Dialogues?, William J. Prior

Submissions from 1996

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Nietzschean Genealogy and Hegelian History in the Genealogy of Morals, Philip J. Kain

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Thomson on the Moral Specification of Right, William A. Parent and William J. Prior

Submissions from 1995

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Niccolò Machiavelli—Adviser of Princes, Philip J. Kain

Submissions from 1993

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Introduction to Marx and Modern Political Theory: From Hobbes to Contemporary Feminism, Philip J. Kain

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Marx, Housework, and Alienation, Philip J. Kain

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Marx, Sahlins, and Ethnocentrism, Philip J. Kain

Submissions from 1992

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Aristotle, Kant, and the Ethics of the Young Marx, Philip J. Kain

Marx and Pluralism, Philip J. Kain

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Modern Feminism and Marx, Philip J. Kain

Submissions from 1990

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Rousseau, the General Will, and Individual Liberty, Philip J. Kain

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Can Virtue be Taught?, William J. Prior

Submissions from 1989

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Kant and the Possibility of Uncategorized Experience, Philip J. Kain

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Kant's Political Theory and Philosophy of History, Philip J. Kain

Submissions from 1988

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Hegel's Political Theory and Philosophy of History, Philip J. Kain

Locke and the Development of Political Theory, Philip J. Kain

Submissions from 1987

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Hobbes, Revolution, and the Philosophy of History, Philip J. Kain

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Compassion: A Critique of Moral Rationalism, William J. Prior

Submissions from 1986

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Marx, Justice, and the Dialectic Method, Philip J. Kain

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The Young Marx and Kantian Ethics, Philip J. Kain

Submissions from 1984

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Marx and the Abolition of Morality, Philip J. Kain

Submissions from 1983

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History, Knowledge, and Essence in the Early Marx, Philip J. Kain

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Nietzsche, Skepticism, and Eternal Recurrence, Philip J. Kain

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The Concept of Παράδειγμα in Plato's Theory of Forms, William J. Prior

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Timaeus 48e-52d and the Third Man Argument, William J. Prior

Submissions from 1982

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Marx, Engels, and Dialectics, Philip J. Kain

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Abortion and the Good Samaritan, William J. Prior

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The Two-Worlds Argument and the Development of Plato’s Metaphysics, William J. Prior

Submissions from 1981

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Labor, the State, and Aesthetic Theory in the Writings of Schiller, Philip J. Kain

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Marx's Theory of Ideas, Philip J. Kain

Submissions from 1980

Marx, Hegel, and the Greek Ideal, Philip J. Kain

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Marx's Dialectic Method, Philip J. Kain

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Plato’s Analysis of Being and Not-Being in the Sophist, William J. Prior

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Relations Between Forms and “Pauline Predication” in Euthyphro 11e4-12d4, William J. Prior

Submissions from 1979

Alienation and Estrangement in the Thought of Hegel and the Young Marx, Philip J. Kain

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Estrangement and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Philip J. Kain

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"Parmenides" 132c-133a and the Development of Plato's Thought, William J. Prior

Submissions from 1978

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Zeno’s First Argument Concerning Plurality, William J. Prior