Research & Scholarship

The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure that our students are educated in a vibrant and engaged environment. Recent research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Book Chapters

Johnson, P. A. (2012). “The Enigma of Practical Reasoning.” In Portocarrero, M. L., Umbelino, L., Wierceinski, A. (Ed.), Phronetic Rationality/La rationalité herméneutique (pp. 145-158). Münster: LIT Verla.

Kebede, M. “Harnessing Myth to Rationality,” In Verbaren, C. (Ed.), African Philosophy. Washington , DC.

Kebede, M. (2012). “African Development and the Primacy of Mental Decolonization,” In Keita, L. (Ed.), Philosophy and African Development: Theory and Practice, (pp. pp. 97-114). Dakar: CODESRIA.

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Book Reviews

Johnson, P. A. (2012). "Paul Ricoeur between Theology and Philosophy: Detour and Return." Boyd Blundell, (vol. 71.1, pp. 81-85). Dordrecht: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.

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Grants

Fischer, M. R. “NEH Individual Fellowship.” Sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities, $50,000. (August 2011 - June 1, 2012).

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Invited Lectures & Addresses

DesAutels, P. J. “On Making the Profession Better for Women.” Eastern Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA), American Philosophical Association, Atlanta, Georgia. (December 29, 2012).

DesAutels, P. J. “Neuroethics: More Questions than Answers.” Public Talk, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, UNC Charlotte, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. (October 4, 2012).

DesAutels, P. J. “Advancing Women and Minorities in Academia: Beyond Bias and Barriers.” Workshop for Faculty and Graduate Students, UNC Charlotte, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. (October 4, 2012).

DesAutels, P. J. “Recruiting and Advancing STEM Faculty at Wright State University.” Faculty Meeting, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State University, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. (May 11, 2012).

Fischer, M. R. “Rereading Dewey’s Political Philosophy through Addams’s Political Compromises.” Summer Institute in American Philosophy, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. (July 17, 2012).

Fischer, M. R. “Jane Addams’s Pragmatist Reconstruction of Politics.” Central European Pragmatist Forum, Central European Pragmatist Forum, Turda, Romania. (June 5, 2012).

Fischer, M. R. “Why Didn’t She Bolt? Addams’s Compromises with the Progressive Party.” Webster University, Webster University Philosophy Department, St. Louis. (March 2, 2012).

Paslaru, V. “Scientific Explanation: Laws and Mechanisms.”, Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania. (July 9, 2012).

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Journal Articles

DesAutels, P. J. (2012). "Moral Perception and Responsiveness." Journal of Social Philosophy, 43(3), 13.

Fischer, M. R. (2012). "Locating Royce’s Reasoning on Race." The Pluralist, University of Illinois Press, 7(1 Spring 2012), 104-132.

Fischer, M. R. (2012). "Interpretation’s Contrapuntal Pathways: Addams and the Averbuch Affair." Transactions of the Charles S. Pierce Society.

Fouke, D. C. "Humans and the Soil." Environmental Ethics, 33, 147-161.

Fouke, D. C. (2012). "Blameworthy Environmental Beliefs." Environmental Ethics, 34(2), 115-134. http://www.cep.unt.edu/enethics.html

Gabbe, M. J. (2012). "Aristotle on the Starting-Point of Motion in the Soul." Phronesis, 57, 332-353.

Johnson, P. A. (2012). "Hospitality as a Practice of Social Justice." Suvidya Journal of Philosophy and Religion.

Kebede, M. (2012). "Retour aux sources: Asres Yenesew et l’Occident." Diogène 2011, 2011/3-4(235-236), pp. 81-97.

Paslaru, V. (2012). "Conceptions of Mechanisms and Insensitivity of Causation." Proceedings of the VIIth Conference of the Spanish Society for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, VII, 481-488.

Poe, D. M. (2012). "Nourishing Difference for the Erotic Couple." L’Esprit créateur, Special Issue: The Recent Work of Luce Irigaray, 52(3), 88-98.

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Magazines & Trade Publications

Cheung, D. (2012). "How to think about homosexuality and Christianity?" Taipei: New Messenger Magazine.

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Newsletters

Kebede, M. (2012). “Post-Meles Possible Scenarios." Washington , DC. addisvoice.com/2012/07/post-meles-possible-scenarios/

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Newspapers

Kebede, M. (2012). "Meles and the Decontruction of Ethiopia." Washington, DC. addisvoice.com/2012/03/meles-and-the-decontruction-of-ethiopia/

Kebede, M. (2012). "What Ethiopia is Up Against.” Washington, DC. ecadforum.com/2012/09/18/what-ethiopia-is-up-against/

Kebede, M. (2012). “Beyond Derailment and Canonization: Assessing Meles’s Rule." Washington , DC. www.awrambatimes.com/?p=4239

Kebede, M. (2012). “Elitism and Authoritarianism: A Rejoinder to Tesfaye Demmellash.” Washington. DC.

Kebede, M. (2012). “Medrek’s path to unity and Charisma." Washington, DC. addisvoice.com/2012/10/medrek%E2%80%99s-path-to-unity-and-charisma/

Kebede, M. (2012). “Meles’s Death: Paradoxes and Opportunities.” Washington, DC. www.ethiopianreview.net/index/?p=43865

Kebede, M. (2012). “Meles’s Shame and the Dead-End of Hatred." Boston. Mass. www.abugidainfo.com/index.php/19598

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Other

James, V. D. Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Annual Meeting, SAAP, New York, New York. (March 18, 2012).

McLeod, A. A. American Academy of Religion 2012 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL. (November 17, 2012).

Velasquez, E. R. (2012). The Philosophy of Latino Identity. In Banks, J. A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (pp. 1340-1344). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

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Papers

Bresnahan, A. “Improvisational Artistry and Style in Live Dance Performance as Evidence of Embodied and Extended Mind.” American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, American Society for Aesthetics, St. Louis, MO. (October 30, 2012).

Fischer, M. R. “Social Gospel and Pragmatism in Addams’s Democracy and Social Ethics.” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual conference, Society for U.S. Intellectual History, New York City. (November 2, 2012).

Inglis, J. A. “On the Eternity of the World: Moneta of Cremona, Maimonides, and Aquinas.” The Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science, Fordham University and Stonehill College, New York City. (October 21, 2012).

Lockwood, K. “WIlliam James and the neuroscience of mysticism.” Austrailasian Philosophers of Religion, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. (July 12, 2012).

McLeod, A. A. “The Problem of Identity in Zhuangzi.” American Philosophical Association 2012 Eastern Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, Atlanta, GA. (December 27, 2012).

McLeod, A. A. “Ritual Duty in Xunzi and the Purva Mimamsa Sutra.” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL. (November 17, 2012).

McLeod, A. A. “Two Problems Concerning Materialism in Wang Chong’s Lunheng.” 8th Annual Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought, Bloomington, IN. (April 15, 2012).

Paslaru, V. “Conceptions of Mechanisms and Insensitivity of Causation.” VIIth Conference of the Spanish Society for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Spanish Society for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (July 20, 2012).

Paslaru, V. “Invariance and Insensitivity of Mechanisms.” British Society for Philosophy of Science, British Society for Philosophy of Science, Stirling, UK. (July 6, 2012).

Poe, D. M. “Biography as Philosophy: The Power of Personal Example for Sustainable and Peaceful Praxis.” Sustaining Justice, Greening Peace, Peace and Justice Studies Association, Tufts University; Boston, MA. (October 5, 2012).

Velasquez, E. R. “Should Undocumented Migrantes Be Illegal? Towards a Politics of Choque.” California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race, Hunter College, NY. (October 1, 2012).

Velasquez, E. R. “Should Undocumented Migrantes Be Illegal?” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, Chicago, IL. (March 10, 2012).

Velasquez, E. R. “Should Undocumented Migrantes Be Illegal? Towards a Politics of Choque.” Ohio Latin Americanist Conference, Bowling Green State University, OH. (February 15, 2012).

Whisnant, R. S. “Pornography and Humiliation.” Contemporary Radical Feminism in the Age of Porn, Stop Porn Culture, San Diego, CA. (June 18, 2012).

Whisnant, R. S. “Pornography and Humiliation.” Annual conference, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Seattle, WA. (April 7, 2012).

Whisnant, R. S. “Pornography and Humiliation.” Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality Symposium, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. (February 24, 2012).

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