Graduate News and Information

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Nathan Stout, "Conversation, Responsibility, and Autism Spectrum Disorder," Philosophical Psychology (forthcoming)
  • Nathan Stout, "Autism, Episodic Memory, and Moral Exemplars," Philosophical Psychology (forthcoming)
  • Daniel Tigard, "Judicial Discretion and the Problem of Dirty Hands," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (forthcoming)
  • Tom Mulligan, "On the compatibility of epistocracy and public reason," Social Theory and Practice. (forthcoming)
  • Christopher Boom, "Legal Responsibility and the Substantive Demands of the Rule of Law," 2015 Louisiana State University Graduate Philosophy Conference.
  • Tom Mulligan, "Disagreement, Peerhood, and Three Paradoxes of Conciliationism" Synthese, 2015.
  • Nathan Stout, "Activity, Inactivity, and Production: Roberts' Commerce Clause Argument." In The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, 117-131. Edited by Fritz Allhoff and Mark Hall. New York: Routledge, 2014.
  • Christopher Boom, "Reflections on the Rule of Law After NFIB v. Sebelius," in The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, eds. F. Allhoff and M. Hall (New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 283 - 97.
  • Kelly Martin, "Aiming at Virtue: Courage and Moderation in Plato's Laws, Bk. 1", Southern Political Science Association, 2014.

Recent Awards

  • Franklin Worrell, Freie Universitat Berlin, Exchange Fellowship, 2014-15
  • Brendan Moore, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dietrich von Hildebrand Summer Seminar Scholarship, 2014
  • Jonathan Eng, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Exchange Fellowship, 2013-14
  • Nathan Stout, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Paul Wilford, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Frankie Worrell, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Shane Gassaway, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Exchange Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Sam Stoner, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Alexandre Priou, Murphy Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Shane Gassaway, Murphy Institute Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • Sam Stoner, Lilly Graduate Fellowship, 2008-2011

Graduate Student Placement

  • 2015, Lamont Rodgers, Full-time Instructor of Philosophy, Houston Community College
  • 2015, Andrea Houchard, Assistant Professor of Practice, Northern Arizona University
  • 2015, Tom Mulligan, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Political Theory Project, Brown University
  • 2014, Sam Stoner, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Western Heritage and Philosophy, Carthage College
  • 2014, Alexandre Priou, Visiting Professor, Sarah Lawrence College
  • 2013 Christopher (Todd) Meredith, Coventry Christian Schools, Pottstown, Pa.
  • 2012  Gwenda-lin Grewal, University of Dallas, Dept. of Classics
  • 2011: Shawn Welnak - Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, C. W. Post College
  • 2011: Jonny Anomaly - Visiting Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill (renewed regularly)
  • 2010: Michael Madary - Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Virtual Embodiment and Robotic Re-Embodiment (VERE), Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
  • 2009: Shane Courtland - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Merrimack College
  • 2009: Bill Glod - Philosophy Program Officer, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University
  • 2007: Drew Chastain - Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Xavier Univ., N.O.
  • 2006: Julinna Oxley - Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University (tenure-track)
  • 2005: Paul Haught - Associate Professor and Dean of Rose School of Arts, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
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Recent Dissertations

Tom Mulligan

Sam Stoner



Alexandre Priou


Christopher Meredith

"The Just and Meritocratic State"

"On Kant's Philosophical Authorship"

"Socrates the Citizen Philosopher in Plato and in Xenophon"

"A Place for Public Philosophy: Reviving a Practice"

"The Genesis of Political Philosophy: On Plato's Parmenides"

"Self-Ownership an Historical Entitlement:
An Examination of G.A. Cohen's Critique"

"Global Kleptocracy and the Sovereign State: an Anti-Statist Response to Thomas Pogge on the Injustice of the Present World Order"

Eric Mack

Richard Velkley

Ronna Burger

 Eric Mack

Ronna Burger

Eric Mack

Eric Mack

Jean-Paul Orgeron

“Language, Perception, and Space”

Radu Bogdan

Michael Falgoust

 “Freeing the Culture, Freeing the Self: An Intellectual Property Rights Argument”

Bruce Brower

Joshua Lott

"The Rationality of Teleology:  Purposiveness and the Concept of the Human in Kant, Rousseau, and Hume"

Richard Velkley

Shawn Welnak

"Philosophy and The Cave of Opinion: The Graeco-Arabic Tradition"

Ronna Burger

Jennifer Beers

"Socrates Confronts Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium"

Ronna Burger

Gwenda-lin Grewal

"On Plato's Euthydemus"

Ronna Burger

Hans Gruenig

"Heidegger, Death, and Personal Transformation"

Michael Zimmerman

Shane Courtland

"Hobbesian Public Reason"

Eric Mack

William Glod

"Liberalism's Case against Legal Paternalism"

Eric Mack

Quian (Sophy) Wang

"John Rawls on Human Rights"

Bruce Brower

Michael Madary

"The Perspectival Content of Perception"

Radu Bogdan

Julinna Oxley

"A Theory of Benevolence"

Jerry Gaus

Jonny Anomaly

"An Internalist Theory of Practical Reason"

Jerry Gaus

Matthew Oberrieder

"The Significance of Socrates' Quotations of Homer in Plato's Protagoras"

Ronna Burger

Drew Chastain

"Interpreting Metaphor"

Graeme Forbes

Tulane University, Department of Philosophy, 105 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5305