Graduate Student Activities

Activities for graduate students in our department include the opportunity to share dissertations, participate in our Reader's Series, and other conferences and workshops that have incredible guest speakers and spaces to engage with other graduate students.

2017 Dissertations Defended

David Ellis Djintcharadzé

Providence and Pedagogy in Plotinus
Gary Gurtler, S.J.

Marina Marren

A Philosophical Study of Tyranny in Plato, Sophocles, and Aristophanes
John Sallis

Anna Djintcharadzé

L’a priori de la connaissance au sein du statut logique et ontologique de l’argument de Dieu de
Saint Anselme: La reception médiévale de l’argument (XIIIe-XIVe siècles)
Stephen Brown

Reader's Series

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Conferences and Workshops

Dissertation Titles

  • Facticity of Life and Language in the Early Work of Heidegger
  • Give the Word: Levinas and Heidegger on Language
  • The Limitlessness of Justice Reading Rawls Backwards
  • Defense of Reconciliation Between Divine Will and Freedom
  • Reasonableness and Political Justification: Rawls' Reason
  • The Poetic Subject: Foucault's Genealogy of Philosophy
  • Problem of Paradigmatic Causality and Knowledge in Dionysius
  • Mythological Dimension of Parmenides' Thought
  • Human Slaver and the Problem of Self-Knowledge in Nietzsche
  • Paradox of Justice and Love: Levinas and Marcel on Nature of Other
  • How We Think About Things: Husserl and the Analytic Tradition
  • Openness to God: Comparative Study of African and Western Phil. of Evil
  • The Concept of Genius: Its Origin and Function in Kant's Third Critique
  • Sartre's Defense of Subjectivity and Freedom
  • Quest for Intelligibility Through Science: Newton, Einstein, and Husserl
  • Hans-Georg Gadamer: Hermeneutics, Ontology and Praxis
  • Paul Ricoeur's Hermeneutic Ontology: Between Aristotle and Kant
  • Genetic Phenomenology, Intersubjectivity and the Husserlian Account of Ethics
  • Development of Kant's Transcendental Ideal: Leibnizian Metaphysics
  • Dogma and Dictatorship: The Political Thought of Juan Donoso Cortés
  • Existential Foundations for Methodical Ethics in Work of Lonergan
  • Strange Attraction: C. S. Peirce, Chaos Theory and Reclamation of Pragmatism
  • Drama of Human Existence: Bernard Lonergan's Notion of Authenticity
  • Genesis of Hegel's Concept of Life: Translation of 18035 Jena Lectures
  • Hannah Arendt and the Moderns: Phenomenological Critique of the Modern World
  • Fault and Light: Negativity in Work of Martin Heidegger, 1919-1943
  • Euclid's Fifth Postulate and the Nature of Geometrical Truth
  • Politics of the Personal in Michel Foucault: Working on Ourselves
  • Philosophical Foundations in Ancient Indian Medicine