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News is about Melanie Stankus
They are: Undergraduate Student

Melanie's paper titled "Would Not Existing Put a Limitation On the Idea of Infinity?" has been accepted for presentation at Eastern Michigan University's Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy, to be held at EMU (Ypsilanti, Michigan) in early March 2015. Melanie originally wrote the paper for PHIL 353 with Dr. Gary Bartlett in Winter 2014. The paper investigates Rene Descartes' version of the famous 'ontological argument' for the existence of God.

January 22, 2015
News is about Cynthia Coe
They are: Faculty Member

I will be presenting a piece of my sabbatical research, "Levinas, Hegel, and the Power of Theodicy" at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division conference in April 2015.

December 1, 2014
News is about Sergio Madrid
They are: Undergraduate Student

One of our philosophy majors, Sergio Madrid, has been offered a legislative internship in Olympia during Winter Quarter 2015. The details are still unfolding, but Sergio, who is interested in pursuing a career in public policy, will spend next quarter working in the Senate to shape law and policy in Washington. He is one of just six students selected from CWU.

Sergio is currently writing his senior thesis on the United States' policy toward unaccompanied minors arriving from El Salvador, Guatamala, and his home country of Honduras. He is using Martha Nussbaum's Capabilities Approach to argue that Central American migrants should be granted asylum in the US. His argument is supported both by the growing literature surrounding Nussbaum's work and his analysis of poverty, violence, and corruption in Central America.

This is an incredible opportunity which will undoubtedly open many doors for Sergio.

December 1, 2014
News is about Matthew Altman
They are: Faculty Member

Dr. Matt Altman has just published The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism, for which he served as editor and contributor. The book is over 800 pages long and includes contributions from 37 of the leading scholars in the field. The book includes sections on Kant, Reactions to Kant, Fichte, German Romanticism, Schelling, Hegel, and Alternative Traditions in German Idealism.  

October 8, 2014
News is about Matthew Altman
They are: Faculty Member

In early October, Dr. Matt Altman presented a paper at the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT). The paper was titled "From Image to Object: Fichte's Idealism and the Feeling of Necessity." In it, Dr. Altman explained how Fichte's supposedly subjective idealism could explain the existence of material objects and the role of empirical science in explaining the world.

October 8, 2014
News is about Jeffrey Dippmann
They are: Faculty Member

Dr. Dippmann's paper, “Residing in De: Contentment in the Liezi,” has been accepted for presentation at the 1st Hellenic-Chinese International Conference of Philosophy. This year's theme focuses on De (Virtue) in Chinese Philosophy. The conference will be held at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in June 2014, where Dippmann will join an international group of scholars from Greece, China and the US to examine the concept of happiness and the good life.

May 16, 2014

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