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Congratulations to Juan Bernal on passing the Bar exam!

Tue, 09 Apr 2019

Interview with faculty member - Professor Colleen Murphy


Transitional Justice -


As a philosopher, normative claims are of interest in themselves.  But in the context of transitional justice, critical evaluation and defense of normative claims matters for an additional reason: they are a source of deep disagreement.  Divergent and incompatible judgments about processes by citizens and by observers of transitional justice processes often reflect at their core disagreements about what morality demands in transitions.  There are debates about what the goal of particular processes of transitional justice should be: forgiveness, retribution, restorative justice, peace, deterrence, ending impunity, social unity, and/or economic justice.   Disagreement about overall aim leads in turn lead to disagreements about the defensibility of certain responses to wrongdoing.  Continuing the End Times series, Richard Marshall interviews Colleen Murphy.

Mon, 11 Feb 2019


Kristin Seemuth Whaley Awarded Grant for Innovations in TeachingPosted October 24, 2018

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Kristin Seemuth Whaley, PhD, has been awarded a Grant for Innovations in Teaching by the American Association of Philosophy Teachers. With this support, Seemuth Whaley will pursue a project evaluating the use of alternative assessments for satisfying learning outcomes in philosophy courses.



Fri, 26 Oct 2018


Nir Ben-Moshe has been awarded a six-month residential fellowship as part of Liberty Fund's "Adam Smith's Enlightened World" project, which is supported by the John Templeton Foundation. He will be using his time at Liberty Fund, during summer and fall of 2019, to work on his book project, entitled "Idealization and the Moral Point of View: An Adam Smithian Account of Moral Reasons."

More details can be found here:


Wed, 06 Jun 2018

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Justin Remhof, who received his PhD from Philosophy in 2012 and has been working since 2013 as a Lecturer at Santa Clara University, has recently accepted a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, VA.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017


Kristin Seemuth Whaley has accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Graceland University in Lamoni, IA starting in fall 2017.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017


Ian Hegger has landed a job as a continuing lecturer in the Dept of Philosophy and Religion at Coastal Carolina Community College, starting January 2017.

Thu, 22 Dec 2016

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