Philosophy majors and Ethics Bowl alumnae won awards at the 2016 Honors Convocation:
Allison Davis won the Most Outstanding Environment Research Award
Patrick Klena won the St. Thomas Award for Catholic Studies, The Loyola University Honors Program Honors thesis award for Humanities, and was the co-recipient of the Rev. Guy Lemieux, S.J. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Philosophy.
Tara Malay won the Venerable Bede Award for Outstanding Medieval Studies Minor
Philosophy and Feminism (PHIL U222) provides students with the opportunity to do service learning with one of Loyola's many community partners. Recent alumna Robin Miller did her service learning at Project Lazarus, which provides transitional housing for people in the New Orleans community who have HIV/AIDS. Robin's experience at Project Lazarus was so successful that she was offered an internship there, which she will begin this summer.
Dr. Jonathan Peterson of the Department of Philosophy hosted the New Voices in Legal Theory Roundtable in February 2016. This international workshop brings together philosophers and legal theorists to discuss current research in the philosophy of law.
The Philosophy Department's Dr. Jonathan Peterson will spend the month of June, 2016 as a visiting fellow at the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace where he will be working on a project on the destruction of cultural artifacts.
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