Accomplishments: Department of Philosophy

January 14, 2021
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) published a paper, "Re-defending Feline Liberty: a Response to Fischer," in Acta Analytica. This paper is Abbate's second defense of the claim that cat guardians, under certain conditions, ought to provide outdoor access to their cats, and it responds to recent objections presented to her first defense of free-roaming cats.
January 13, 2021
Maurice A. Finocchiaro (Philosophy) published the article “Vincenzo Galilei’s Musicology and Galileo’s Science: Methodological Comparison and Contrast” in the latest issue of the journal Isis. Founded in 1912, and named after an ancient Egyptian goddess, this is the official journal of the History of Science Society. The article discusses the intellectual relationship between Galileo and his father Vincenzo, who was a musician, composer, performer, historian, and musicologist; 2020 was the...
December 3, 2020
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) was recently a part of a (virtual) panel discussion on "Activism Amidst COVID-19," which focused on the impact of the COVID-19 on contemporary social movements. The event was hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social and Political Movements at University of Kent. 
November 24, 2020
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) was the invited guest on an episode of Nevada Independent en Español's "Cafecito con Luz y Michelle" program, for which she was interviewed about pre-college philosophy and a free, online, Spanish-language pre-college philosophy course she recently launched with financial support from a Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Grant.
November 16, 2020
Dave Beisecker (Philosophy) published a paper, "Regions of Force: Peirce, Frege, Carroll and Bilateral Proof Trees," in the European logic journal, Logique & Analyse. The paper shows how distinct and overlooked diagrammatic insights in the logical notations of three 19th-century logicians are brought together in a novel visual system of proof. 
November 9, 2020
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy), presented an invited (virtual) talk, "It Could've Been Beef: Meat Eating, Moral Responsibility, and COVID-19" for Utah State University's philosophy department. The talk was sponsored by the USU Philosophy Club. 
October 22, 2020
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) presented an invited virtual talk, "Free Roaming Cats and Feline Wellbeing," at Seton Hall University. The talk, which focused on the morality of letting domestic cats roam outdoors, was co-sponsored by Seton Hall's Philosophy Club and The Veggie Society. 
October 5, 2020
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) launched a free, Spanish-language, virtual pre-college philosophy course entitled "Filosofía Infantil Sin Fronteras," with the support of a Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Fellowship. She was interviewed by Telemundo Las Vegas about the project as well.
October 2, 2020
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) presented on a virtual symposium on her book Socially Undocumented: Identity and Immigration Justice at the Third Annual International Forum on Migrants, Refugees and Human Rights, organized by Paso de Esperanza A.C. in Monterrey, Mexico.
September 23, 2020
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) is the author of an article, "Nonculpably Ignorant Meat Eaters & Epistemically Unjust Meat Producers," that has been published in Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective.  
August 24, 2020
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) created and launched the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals's Animal Ethics from the Margins (AEfM) project, which highlights the work of underrepresented voices in the animal ethics literature. The AEfM website features an early career bibliography, classic texts about animals (books and journal articles) written by women scholars, videos about animal ethics by marginalized scholars, sample syllabi that reflect diversity norms, and a news section, which is...
August 18, 2020
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) delivered comments on a paper, "Can I Be A Vegetarian Who Eats Meat?" by Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby at the 13th annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME). She also co-organized the annual Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals pre-RoME workshop.