This academic year (2015-2016) philosophy professors Dr Patrick Leland published "Rational Responsibility and the Assertoric Character of Bald-Faced Lies" in Analysis 75 (4): 550-554, and Dr Jonathan Peterson authored "Legal Moralism, Interests, and Preferences: Alexander on Aesthetic Regulation" in
4 philosophy students presented their honors theses in the spring of 2016. Allison Rogers (pictured) wrote on "Justice in the Workplace: A Rawslian Theory of Corporate Governance" (advisor: Dr Jonathan Peterson), Patrick Klena's thesis was on "Duns Scotus and the Problem of Individuation" (advisor: Dr Mark Gossiaux), Andres Neidl wrote on "A Theory of Embodied Intersubjectivity" (advisor: Dr Joseph
Loyola's Ethics Bowl team competed in the spring of 2016 in the National Bioethics Bowl Championship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The team consisted of philosophy majors Thanh Mai, Emily Polvado, and Liam Sheridan, philosophy minor Brittney Esie, and sociology major Laura Cordell, as well as coaches Dr. Joel MacClellan and Dr. Leonard Kahn.
Ethics Bowl alumna Laura Cordell will be attending the University of Miami's School of Law in the fall of 2016 as an Annual Merit Scholar in her pursuit of a JD degree. Laura plans on specializing in immigration law.
Philosophy students Brittney Esie, Thanh Mai, and Emily Polvado presented their paper "Regenerative Medicine and the Environment" at the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio on April 9, 2016.
On March 2, 2016, Dr. Kahn participated in a panel titled "Why We Need Feminism Today in America” as part of the first annual Loyola University New Orleans Feminist Festival.
Tara Malay, philosophy senior, presented a paper entitled "Saint Augustine of Hippo’s Refutation of Skepticism in Contra Academicos and Stoic and Manichaean Philosophies and Doctrines in his Confessions" at the 2016 Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.
Dr. Leonard Kahn, assistant professor of Philosophy, presented a paper titled "Robophobia: Military Robots and the Ethics of Armed Conflict" the annual conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) in Reston, Virginia on February 19, 2016 and at the conference for the Humanities and Education Research Association (HERA) in New Orleans, LA on March 25, 2016.
The Loyola Ethics Bowl team competed for the first time in the 2015 Texas Regional Ethics Bowl competition, placing 8th out of 20 teams. The team traveled to San Antonio, where they competed against teams from various universities in Texas and Oklahoma. The team consists of students Laura Cordell, Brittney Esie, Kalyn Lueck, Thanh Mai, Tara Malay, and Liam Sheridan, with Dr. Joel MacClellan and Dr. Leonard Kahn as coaches.