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Research

Every spring semester, all graduate students take a Research Seminar in which they have the opportunity to develop an individual scholarly project into a publishable essay.  Students have worked on the following projects in recent years:

  • "Korsgaard's Constitutivism and the Schmagency Challenge"
  • "Political Horizons: Thinking Community at its Frontiers in Aristotle and Montaigne"
  • "Intermeshing Different-Differences: Appraising La Caze's Wonder-Generosity Framework for Addressing Complexities of Oppression"
  • "Parreēsía as the Basis for Non-Sovereign Democratic Solidarity in Focault"
  • "The Emergence of a Political Myth-Function in Derrida's Politics of Friendship"
  • "Hegel and the non-identical"
  • "Hegel's Phenomenological 'We'"
  • "Vanashing and Discontinuity in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit"
  • "Willing Grief Otherwise"
  • "Community and Isolation: The Indegenous American Thinker and the Skeptic"
  • "Leibniz's Reservoir of Perception"
  • "First as Adorno, Then as Kant"
  • "Damn, it feels good to be a Skeptic: On the motovations of a Pyrrhonist"
  • "Pink Labor: Childhood Disidentification in Ma Vie en Rose"
  • "On the Identity of Transcendental Object and noumenon: A Genealogy of a Kantian Contradiction"
  • "Zarathustra's Frenemy: Agonism and Self-Overcoming"
  • "A Pun is its Own Reword: Grammatical Jokes and Philosophy in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations"
  • "Dreaming with their Eyes Open: A New Spinozist Perspective on Mending the Mind"
  • "Divine Ethics and the Limits of Law"
  • "Feminist Collectivities and the Virtue of Political Imagination"
  • "Impersonal Personal Identity"
  • "Despair in Becoming a Self: Faith and the Demonic"
  • "Antigone Resurrected"
  • "The Poet and the Philosopher: An Analysis of the Lyrical Voice in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling"
  • "Kant and Adorno: Objective Mimesis of the Sublime”
  • "Foundations of Meaning: Phenomenology, Language and Cognition"
  • "Descartes, Pascal and Narcissism: Self-Love in Descartes' Passions of the Soul and Pascal's Pensées"
  • "Reflective Judgment and the Production of Immanent 'Transcendental' Conditions in Hannah Arendt's Kant Lectures"
  • “Cartesian Hate: A Delusion of Invulnerability”
  • "Does Feminist Critique Need Ontology?"
  • “The Time of the Contingent: Walter Benjamin’s Aura”
  • “Descartes’ Integration of Biology and Reason in Moral Philosophy”
  • "The Human Element: Reading Benjamin through Hegel-Colored Glasses"
  • "Harnessing Cupid: Superinducing Virtuous Affections and Binding the Imagination"