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Placement Information

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About half of our students choose to go on in philosophy, while the rest go to law school, pursue a degree in another discipline, or get other employment.

 


Year

MA Thesis Title

Applied to PhD Programs?

Comments (PhD admissions with funding unless specified otherwise)

2016 "Moral Responsibility, Frankfurt-Style Cases, and Alternative Possibilities" No Employed outside academe
2016 "The Indispensability of Conscious Access" Yes Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2016 "Art as Negation: A Defense of Conceptual Art as Art" No Employed outside academe
2016 "Service in Business" No Employed outside academe
2015 "Schelling, Heidegger, and Evil" No Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2015 "Shaffer's Priority Monism and the Problem of Junky Possible Worlds" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, Syracuse University
2015 "Nietzsche's Ethic: Virtue for All and None?" No Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2015 "Buddhist Ethics is Itself and Not Another Thing" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, Binghamton University
2014 "Phenomenology, Imagination, and Aesthetic Experience" Yes Philosophy PhD Program, University of Kentucky
2014 "Perfect and Imperfect Character in Plato and Derrida: A Distinction with Respect to 'Universals,' and its Relevance for Feminist Thought" No Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2014 "Models, Perspectives, and Scientific Realism: On Ronald Giere's Perspectival Realism" No Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2014 "Practical Skepticism: Sextus Empiricus and Zhuangzi" No Teaching at Belmont College
2014 "Serving Strangers: Care, Compassion, and the Volunteer" No Peace Corps Recruiter
2013 "The Blame Game: An Axiological Approach to the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing" No Nurse, Akron OH
2013 "The World is not Enough: An Enquiry into Realism about Modality" No Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2013 "A Comparative Look at Karma and Determinism" No Employed outside academe
2013 "Railton's Reductive Moral Realism" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Nebraska-Lincoln
2013 "A Spectrum of Civil Disobedience: A Consideration of Violence and Jury Nullification" No Completed Law School
2012 "The Methodology of Phenomenological Realism in The Acting Person by Karol Wojtyla" No Independent scholar, Theology PhD
2012 "Nietzsche's Naturalism as a Critique of Morality and Freedom" No Employed outside academe
2012 "Rhetorical Revolutions: Heidegger and Aristotle" Yes Employed outside academe
2012 "Prolegomena to a Sartrean Virtue Ethics" No Instructor, Philosophy, Bridgewater State Univ.
2012 "Aesthetic Experience and the (Queer) Self" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Purdue
2012 "Developing Conscience and Empathy from Being and Nothingness" Yes Political Science PhD program, Brandeis
2012 "Reading Plato with Heidegger: A Study of the Allegory of the Cave" Yes Political Science PhD program, Michigan State
2012 "Carnap Visits Canberra: Updating the Logical Positivist Criteria of Cognitive Significance" Yes Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2011 "Process Metaphysics in the Far West: American Indian Ontologies" Yes Employed outside academe
2011 "Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Luc Nancy: A Shared Concern about Retrospection at the Art Museum" Yes Instructor, Philosophy, KSU
2011 "Albert Camus and the Phenomenon of Solidarity" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Univ. of South Florida
2011 "Deliberation and the Role of the Practical Syllogism" Yes Instructor, Philosophy, Brown-Mackey College
2011 "The Emergent Self: Resonating Themes in Confucian and Meadean Concepts of Self" Yes Philosophy PhD program, National Univ. of Singapore
2011 "Overcoming the Demonic: Faith, Sin, and Redemption in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Baylor Univ.
2010 "From Science to Human Sacrifice: Frazer, Levi-Strauss and Wittgenstein on Understanding Foreign Ritual Practice" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Univ. of Arkansas
2010 "The 'Permanent Hegelian Deposit' in John Dewey's Theory of Inquiry" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Univ. of South Florida
2010 "From Chaos to Qualia: An Analysis of Phenomenal Character in Light of Process Philosophy and Self-Organizing Systems" No Upward Bound, KSU
2009 "The Question of Subjective Immortality" No Employed outside academe
2009 "An Exploration of the Three Major Schools of Taxonomy Using Science Fiction Examples" No Employed outside academe
2009 "Being in Place: On Unity and Body in Aristotle" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Villanova Univ.
2009 "Zen Masters At Play and On Play: A Take on Koans and Koan Practice" No Employed outside academe
2009 "Beyond True and False: An Analysis of Part I of Beyond Good and Evil" No Employed outside academe
2008 "The Throw: An Introduction to Diagrammatics" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Duquesne Univ.
2008 "The Organic Circuit: Investigations into John Dewey's Cycles of Naturalism and Instrumentalism" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Duquesne Univ.
2007 "Social Self and Religious Self: An Inquiry into Compassion and the Self-Other Dialect" No Asst. Professor, Univ. of Akron Libraries
2007 "Two Ways of Social Practice Theory: Wittgensteinian and Heideggerian" Yes Philosophy PhD program, Univ. of South Florida
2007 "The Responsible Corporation: Stockholders, Stakeholders and Aristotelian Teleology" No Law School