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. Recently students have worked on the following projects:
- "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"