Accomplishments: Department of Philosophy

February 1, 2023
Maurice Finocchiaro (Emeritus, Philosophy) has just given approval to The Commercial Press Ltd. in China to publish a Chinese translation of a 40-page chapter from one of his books. The chapter is titled, “Mosca’s Political Science: Democratic Elitism and Balanced Pluralism,” from the book Beyond Right and Left: Democratic Elitism in Mosca and…
January 3, 2023
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) published "Dr. Curtis Boyd: A Lifetime at the Borders of Abortion's Legality" in Ms. Magazine.
December 12, 2022
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) published "Las pastorelas escolares y la diversidad religiosa en México" in LA Times En Español.
December 10, 2022
Dave Beisecker (Philosophy) just published, "Taking Peirce's Graphs Seriously," in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies. The work is a critical review of Logic of the Future, a multi-volume compilation of Charles Sanders Peirce's writings on logical graphs and notation.
December 8, 2022
Today the London Indie Short Festival announced  that the winner for the Best Documentary Short category went to the interdisciplinary project known as The UNLV Shoah Survivors Project. Congratulations to all of the film's collaborators!  About the film The UNLV College of Liberal Arts religious studies program and UNLV…
December 6, 2022
UNLV students enrolled in assistant professor Cheryl Abbate's (Philosophy) courses "Animals and Philosophy" (Honors) and "Animal Ethics" (PHIL 277) raised $1700 for the Poppy Foundation (a Las Vegas cat rescue) during the "Thrifting for Animals" event held December 5. The classes are especially grateful to the philosophy department for paying…
December 4, 2022
C.E. Abbate's (Philosophy) work was highlighted in the University of Colorado's Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine. The article, titled "Ethicist zeros in on ‘the hard problems of animal rights'," discusses Abbate's academic research on animal ethics and her service-learning courses. 
November 28, 2022
C.E. Abbate (Philosophy) published an article titled, "On the Ill-Being of Animals: From Factory Farm to Forever Home," in Midwest Studies in Philosophy.
November 17, 2022
The UNLV department of philosophy recently hosted the 84th annual meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. This event, which brought over 50 philosophers onto the UNLV campus, was also supported by the College of Liberal Arts. C. E. Abbate, K. Ladstaetter, and J. Woodbridge presented commentaries, while D. Beisecker (all Philosophy)…
November 8, 2022
Dave Beisecker's (Philosophy) article, "Grief and Self-Knowledge," has just been published in The Journal of the Philosophy of Emotion. It is part of a symposium on Grief: A Philosophical Guide (Princeton, 2021) by Michael Cholbi of the University of Edinburgh.
October 24, 2022
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) presented "El Socialismo de Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez: Más Allá del Marxismo?" ("Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez's Socialism: Beyond Marxism?") to the Cátedra Extraordinaria: Humanismo y Filosofía de la Praxis en Adolfo Sánchez Vazquez at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 
October 18, 2022
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) presented "Las Fronteras y Las Infancias: Una Mirada Ética" ("Borders and Childhoods: An Ethical Perspective"), as part of the "Infancias desplazadas" ("Displaced Childhoods") roundtable at the Festival Cultura UNAM in Mexico City.