Philosophy Program

Student Work

Recent Senior Projects

  • Truth in Language
  • A Body of Evidence: Exploring the Philosophical Landscape of Modern Dance
  • Stranger in the Fatherland: Ambivalence, Inheritance, and Tradition in Sigmund Freud’s Moses and Monotheism
  • Toward an Expressive Materialism: The Early Wrok of Giles Deleuze
  • The Employment of the Demos: A Critical Reading of Jacques Rancière’s Disagreement
  • Philosopher as Stranger in Plato’s Dialogues
  • Art Against Inhospitability: An Interpretation of the Aesthetic Dimension in Freud, Dewey, and Marcuse
  • Renewing the Common World: From Natality to Community in Hannah Arendt’s Educational Thought
  • Nonanthropocentrism and Intrinsic Value: In Search of an Alternative
  • The Philosophical Significance of Adequacy Results for Logical Systems
  • Framing the Moral Landscape: Developments in a Feminist Ethic of Care
  • On Philosophical Mythologies: Wittgenstein and Freud
  • Found Object Art
  • Deceit, Trickery, Shameless Forgery: Duchamp and Kierkegaard Are At It Again
  • Nietzsche: Consciousness, Language, Art, Community
  • Poetic Justice: The Language of Law
  • Prior Commitments: The Origins of Justice and Ethics — Hegel, Levinas, Derrida
  • A Contextual Approach to Family Resemblance in Wittgenstein
  • Desire Without an Object of Desire: A Reading of Kierkegaard’s Diary of the Seducer
  • Kant and the Possibility of Self-Disclosure
  • Rethinking Happiness: An Examination of the Role of Happiness in Kant’s Ethics
  • Bridging the Gap Between Ethics and Aesthetics: A Reading of The Brothers Karamazov
  • A Feminist Critique of the Supreme Court and the Right to Privacy
  • When I Come to Mean: Buber, Rosenzweig, Levinas
  • This and the Other: Lacan, Language, Desire
  • Skepticism and Social Cohesion in Thomas Reid and David Hume
  • A History and Anti-Essential Theory of Metaphor
  • John Dewey’s Theory of Inquiry: A Reevaluation

Digital Commons

Complete versions of Philosophy senior projects available at the library’s Digital Commons linked below.