Graduate Student Achievements

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Publications


2016

Dustin Nelson

  • "Defending an Expressivist Account of Reasons," Southwest Philosophy Review, 32 (1).

2014

Wenwen Fan

  • "Second-Personal Reasons and Moral Obligations," Journal of Value Inquiry

2012

Collin Rice

  • "Concept Empiricism, Content, and Compositionality," Philosophical Studies

Xiaofei Liu

  • "A Robust Defense of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing," Utilitas

2011 

Andrew Moon

  • "Warrant Does Entail Truth," Synthese

Collin Rice

  • "Massive Modularity, Content-integration, and Language," Philosophy of Science

Collin Rice and Joshua Smart

  • "Interdisciplinary Modelling: A Case Study of Evolutionary Economics," Biology and Philosophy

2010

Andrew Moon

  • “Gibbons on Epistemic Internalism,” Mind

2009

Joel Dittmer

  • “Raising Revenue for Persons with Disabilities,” Res Publica

2008

Justin McBrayer

  • “Rights, Indirect Harms, and the Non-identity Problem,” Bioethics

2007

Justin McBrayer

  • “Fetal Personhood, Vagueness, and Abortion,” Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics
  • “Perceiving God: Epistemic Direct Realism and Religious Belief,” Southwest Philosophy Review
  • “Process Reliabilism, Virtue Reliabilism, and the Value of Knowledge,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy

Ted Poston

  • “Acquaintance and the Problem of the Speckled Hen,” Philosophical Studies 132

Eric Roark

  • “Aquinas's Unsuccessful Theodicy,” Philosophy and Theology
  • “Epistemic Justification Without Virtue: An Intermittent Rainman Dilemma for Ernest Sosa's Virtue Condition,” Auslegung
  • “A Lockean Defense of the Death Penalty: Some Timely Observations,” The Quarterly Journal of Ideology
  • “The Necessarily Moral Aspect of Divine Hiddenness,” Southwest Philosophical Studies
  • “Nozick's Failed Defense of the Just State,” The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Jonathan Trerise

  • “Liberty and Intellectual Property Rights,” Anthology: Theories of Justice and Intellectual Property Rights

2006

Jason Glahn

  • “Marching to Zion: Can and Should We Transform International Law with Moral Theory,” George Washington International Law Review

Justin McBrayer

  • “On 'A Molinist-Style Response to Schellenberg,' by Michael Thune,” Southwest Philosophy Review

Eric Roark

  • “Moral Duties and International Justice: Developing Allen Buchanan’s Natural Duty of Justice,” The Review Journal of Political Philosophy

2005

Jason Glahn

  • “Is Hard Positivism Too Hard To Swallow?” North Dakota Law Review

2004

Jason Berntsen

  • “Why Physicalists Needn't Bother with Perry's Recent Response to the Knowledge Argument,” Southern Journal of Philosophy

Justin McBrayer

  • “Evidential Arguments from Evil and the Seeability of Compensating Goods,” Auslegung

Eric Roark

  • “Tocqueville's Fix: Solving the Problem of Democracy with Enlightened Self-Interest,” Studies in Social and Political Thought
  • “Herbert Spencer's Evolutionary Individualism,” The Quarterly Journal of Ideology

Presentations


2016

Richard Lauer

  • “Acceptance, Belief, and the Factivity of Understanding,” 35th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society
  • “Explanation for the Cognitively Bounded: Psychology and the Pragmatics of Explanation,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference
  • “Predictive Success and Non-Individualist Models in Social Science,” Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable

Joshua Smart

  • “Dialecticism about Philosophical Appeals to Intuition,” APA Pacific Division
  • “Objective Own-Standards Rational Belief,” APA Eastern Division

Tim Tung-Ying Wu

  • “Anomalous Refutation of Idealism,” APA Eastern Division
  • “Rationality, Coherence, and the Incoherence Argument,” APA Central Division

2015

Wesley Chambers

  • “Retributivism and the Proportionality Problem,” Talbot Philosophical Society Spring Conference
  • “A Dilemma for Adaptive Invariantism,” University of Iowa Graduate Student Conference

Lynn Chiu

  • “An Ecological Challenge Against the Propensity Interpretation of Fitness,” APA Pacific Division

Stephanie Hull

  • “Making Sense of Mackie: Metaethical Constructivism and First-Order Moral Theory,” Iowa Philosophical Society

Kenny Shields

  • "Quasi-Realism and the Problem of the Schizoid Attitude," APA Central Division

Joshua Smart

  • “Dialecticism about Philosophical Appeals to Intuition,” Central States Philosophical Association
  • “Serious Problems and Radical Solutions for Own-Standards Epistemic Rationality,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference

2014

Lynn Chiu

  • “The Propensity Interpretation of Fitness and the Modern Synthesis,” European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Vienna, Austria

Wenwen Fan

  • "The Evidential Support for Theory Theory versus Interactive Theory," Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Garrett Marks-Wilt

  • "The Gendered Division of Moral Labor: Gender-Asymmetric Ascriptions of Moral Status," Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
  • "The Racial Divisions of Moral Labor," Buffalo Experimental Philosophy Conference

Dustin Nelson

  • "Defending an Expressivist Account of Reasons," APA Pacific Division

Joshua Smart

  • “Might Mackie and Moses Both Be Right: The Very Idea of Theistic Moral Nihilism,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference

Tim Wu

  • "Defending the Labor-Mixing Theory of Property," Inteernational Social Philosophy Conference
  • "Epistemic Uniqueness, Permissiveness, and Peer Disagreement," Society for Exact Philosophy

2013

Lynn Chiu

  • "Niche Construction and the Insides and Outsides of the Modern Synthesis," ISHPSSB 2013

E. Alexander Howe

  • "Defending Complexity: A Samkhya Approach to the Hard Problem," Toward a Science of Consciousness

Garrett Marks-Wilt

  • "A Social-Cognitive Account of Gendered Mind Perception and the Sexual Division of Moral Labor," Society for Personality and Social Psychology

2012

Crystal Allen

  • "Individual Rights and the Restrictive Force of Just Cause: A Response to Jeff McMahan," APA Pacific Division Meeting

Lynn Chiu

  • "Finding a Niche in Systems Biology," ISHPSSB 2012

Collin Rice

  • "Using Optimality Models to Explain Evolutionary Phenomena," APA Pacific Division

Collin Rice and Yasha Rohwer

  • "Abstract Pattern Idealization and Explanatory Models," APA Central Division

Kenneth Shields

  • "Motivational Internalism and Experimental Philosophy," Buffalo Experimental Philosophy Conference

Joshua Smart

  • “Dialecticism, or How to Do Philosophy with Personal Intuitions,” Midsouth Philosophy Conference

2011

Xiaofei Liu

  • "Does Moral Responsibility Require Choice?" APA Pacific Division

Yasha Rohwer

  • "Modeling the Evolution of Human Intelligence: Our Lousy Iterated Theory of Mind," APA Eastern Division

Joshua Smart

  • “Beg, Borrow, Steal: Evolutionary Economics as Model Borrowing,” Conference for the International Society of the History and Philosophy of Social Sciences and Biology

2010

Chien-Hui (Lynn) Chiu,

  • "Deferential concepts? Not for the Zombie Mary." (Poster) The 14th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Toronto.

Michael Hartsock,

  • "Explaining Absences." APA Pacific Division

Kok Yong Lee,

  • "On the Distinctive Value of Knowledge." Central States Philosophical Association

Xiaofei Liu,

  • "A Hybrid View of the Ontology of Consent." American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division

Andrew Moon,

  • "The New Evil Demon Problem for Internalism" Justification Revisited Conference; University of Geneva American Philosophical Association, Central Division

Collin Rice,

  • "Massive Modularity, Content-integration, and Language," Philosophy of Science Association "Is Language Really the Content-integrator?" Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SSPP) "Concept Empiricism, Content, and Compositionality," Society for Exact Philosophy

Yasha Rohwer,

  • "Thinking about Coalitions: The Third Man." Philosophy of Biology at Madison Workshop (POBAM) Game-theoretic Models and the Evolution of Prosocial Behavior. Models and Simulations 4

2009

Andrew Moon,

  • "Knowledge Without Evidence", Alabama Philosophical Society

Collin Rice,

  • "Concept Empiricism, Content, and Compositionality," Central States Philosophical Association

Christopher Gadsden

  • “An Alternative Solution to Holton's Puzzle”, Kansas Philosophical Society

Andrew Moon

  • “The New Evil Demon Problem for Internalism”, Berkeley-Stanford-UC/Davis Graduate Conference

Collin Rice

  • “Proxytypes, Content, and Compositionality”, U. Missouri-Saint Louis Metaphysics of Mind Gateway
  • “Proxytypes, Content, and Compositionality” U. of Iowa Graduate Student Conference  

2008

Andrew Moon

  • “Sexual Perversions and Morality”, Society of Christian Philosophers

2007

Scott Davey

  • “The Cartesian Spiral”, Midsouth Philosophy Conference.

Justin McBrayer

  • “The Epistemic Role of Non-Experiential Looks”, Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference.

Kevin McCain

  • “Descartes and the Creation of Eternal Truths”, MidSouth Philosophy Conference.
  • “Descartes and the Creation of Eternal Truths”, New Mexico-West Texas Philosophical Society 58th Annual Conference.

Shaun McDonough

  • “Reincarnation of the Symmetry Thesis”, Buffalo Graduate Student Conference on the Philosophy of Science.

Eric Roark

  • “Van Inwagen on the Problem of Evil: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, Second Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference.

Alan Tomhave

  • “Cartesian Intuitions, Humean Puzzles and the Buddhist Conception of the Self”, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.
  • “A Lockean Approach to the Fair Consideration of Future Generations”, Midwest Political Science Association.

2006

Scott Davey

  • “Making Sense of Kripkean Necessary A Posteriori”, University of North Carolina-Asheville.

Christopher Haugen

  • “Beebee and Menzies Fight Over Nothing”, University of Texas at San Antonio Philosophy Symposium.

Justin McBrayer

  • “The Epistemic Role of Non-Experiential Looks”, Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference.
  • “Perceiving God”, Southwestern Philosophical Society.
  • “Virtue Reliabilism and the Value of Knowledge”, Central States Philosophical Society.

Kevin McCain

  • “The Virtues of Epistemic Conservatism”, Iowa Philosophical Society Annual Conference.
  • “The Virtues of Epistemic Conservatism”, 4th Biennial Rochester Graduate Epistemology Conference.

Andrew Moon

  • “Skepticism About Warrant Infallibilism”, Central States Philosophical Association.

Garrett Pendergraft

  • “Smoker's Revenge: Buffered Alternatives and Internalized Moral Norms”, Society of Christian Philosophers/University of Notre Dame.

Ted Poston

  • “On Almeida on Moral Dilemmas and Perfect Beings”, The University of Missouri Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference.
  • “Internalism and the Problem of Scatter”, American Philosophical Association.

Eric Roark

  • “Epistemic Justification Without Virtue: A Critique of Ernest Sosa's Virtue Condition”, Iowa Philosophical Society Annual Meeting.
  • “Left-Libertarianism, Self-Ownership, and Equality”, MPSA - Chicago.

Alan Tomhave

  • “Ricoeur and the Becoming Real of Freedom”, After Ricoeur (Oklahoma City University).

Jonathan Trerise

  • “The Type/Token Distinction and Natural Rights Justifications of Intellectual Property Rights”, Athens, Greece.

Jeffrey Benjamin White

  • “Who Killed Socrates? The Plausibility of a Blameworthy Collective Agent”, MPSA - Chicago.

2005

Christopher Haugen

  • “Beebee and Menzies Fight Over Nothing”, Central States Philosophical Association Conference.

Eric Heidenreich

  • “Intimate Connection Rejected”, 57th Annual New Mexico/West Texas Philosophical Conference.

Ted Poston

  • “On Lackey on Assertion without Knowledge”, Central States Philosophical Association.

Eric Roark

  • “Benevolent Extortion: Taxation as an Enforcable Obligation”, New Mexico/West Texas Philosophical Association Annual Meeting.

Alan Tomhave

  • “Obligations with Respect to Future Generations in Left Libertarianism”, New Mexico/West Texas Philosophical Society.

Jonathan Trerise

  • “Libertarianism and Intellectual Property Rights”, Brussels, Belgium.

2004

Jason Glahn

  • “On the Scope of Legitimate Self Defense”, Mountain Plains Philosophy Conference.

Matthew Konieczka

  • “The Appeal to the Indescribable”, Theology Forum on Divine Hiddenness (University of Colorado-Boulder).

Ted Poston

  • “Acquaintance and the Problem of the Speckled Hen”, The University of Rochester Graduate Epistemology Conference.
  • “Why Care about Justification? The Value of Internalist Justification”, The Central States Philosophical Association.

Eric Roark

  • “A Defense of Left-Libertarianism that will Satisfy a Real Egalitarian”, The American Liberty and Philosophy Society.

Significant Student Awards


2010

Chien-Hui (Lynn) Chiu,

  • Winner of the Student Poster Competition (Philosophy Category) for he 14th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Toronto: "Deferential concepts? Not for the Zombie Mary."

Andrew Moon,

  • Preparing Future Faculty Mizzou Advantage Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (one of five awarded) Stipend for one of top three PhD student papers, Justification Revisited conference

2009

Andrew Moon

  • 2009-2010 MU Chancellor's Dissertation Fellowship

2007

Eric Roark

  • Jean Hampton Memorial Prize, APA, for best paper in social and political philosophy by junior philosopher that is accepted by the Pacific program. (All other winners have been assistant professors.)