The Marquette Ethics and Political Philosophy Workshop was conceived in order to provide a friendly and supportive forum for faculty and students to present, discuss and develop their work in progress.

The group meets periodically throughout the year. The aim of the group is essentially to help improve each others’ papers and ideas and to provide a framework for the discussion of important issues in both moral and political philosophy, broadly construed.



October 3, 2011

3:30-5:00 P.M.

Philosophy Department Commons, Coughlin 139

Dr. Susanne Foster, Marquette University

"A Virtue Theorist's Reflections on the Origin and Destiny of Cats"


October 28, 2011

3:30 P.M.

Philosophy Department Commons, Coughlin 139

Dr. Claudia Mills, University of Colorado, Boulder

"Artistic Integrity"

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Presentations given 2010-2011

September 27, 2010: Dr. Jason Wyckoff, "Is the Concept of Violence Normative?" 3:30 P.M. Coughlin Hall 139

October 25, 2010: Mr. Matthew Nowachek, "Who Really Cares? On the Relation of Care and Harm as Moral Concepts in Plato's Apology," 3:30 P.M. Coughlin Hall 139

November 8, 2010: Dr. Michael Monahan, "Cognition, Identity and the Politics of Recognition," 3:30 P.M. Coughlin Hall 139

February 21, 2011: Dr. Margaret Urban Walker, Donald J. Schuenke Chair, "Post-Conflict Truth-Telling: Exploring Extended Territory," 3:30 P.M. Coughlin Hall 139

March 22, 2011: Dr. Ryan Mott, "The Necessary Connections Between Internal and External State Legitmacy: Concerns Regarding Intervention," 3:30 P.M. Coughlin Hall 139

April 4, 2011: Dr. Shannon Sullivan, The Pennsylvania State University, "Oppression in the Gut: the Biological Dimensions of Deweyan Habit," 3:30 P.M. Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B & C

May 13, 2011: Mara Brandli, 2011 Undergraduate Boden Award Winner, "Radicalizing Feminist Theory with Marx and Budda," 12:00 Coughlin Hall 139.


Presentations given 2009-2010:

September 21: Dr. Kevin Gibson, "The Precious and the Public" (3:15 pm)
October 19: Mr. Fuad Ahmad Rahmat "Globalizing Feminist Ethics: A Critique

                  (3:30 pm, Coughlin Hall 139)
November 16 Dr. Darrell Moore (DePaul University) (3:30 pm)

February 22: Ms. Margaret Steele, "Fat Acceptance and Health: An Existentialist                             Respnse" (3:30 P.M. Coughlin Hall 139)

April 26: Dr. Therese Lysaught (Dept. of Theology), "Bioethics as Biopolitics," 3:30 P.M.

For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Tobin
Phone: 414-288-1414



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