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  "What Genes Mean:  Purpose and Representation in the Genome"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter:  Michal Bernasconi
April 26, 2012

 "Should Tainted Evidence Be Admissible as Evidence?  A Defense of the Exclusionary Rule"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter:  Chris Rohr
April 20, 2011

"Meaningful Experiences:  A Dewey-Inspired Account of Personal Growth"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter:  Mitchell Sahlfeld
April 20, 2011

"Art, Creativity, and the Absurd"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter:  Jean Meckenstock
April 21, 2011

"What is True Religion?  Lessons from Hume"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter:  Cassy Vopat
April 21, 2011

"Can Functionalism Account for Human Feelings?  The Problem of Qualia"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter:  David Cross
April 26, 2011

"The Human Response to Natural Beauty as a Reason for its Preservation"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter:  Timothy Northrup
April 26, 2011

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"Artistic Agency as a Factor in Evaluating Art"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Carolyn Goodbread
April 30, 2009

"A Virtuous Soldier Fighting Terrorism"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Esteban Aquino
April 21, 2009

"Coherence in Fiction: Making Lewis' "Truth in Fiction" Work"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Katie Edwards
April 21, 2009

"From Welfare to Liberty"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Chris Leiker
April 21, 2009

"Environmental justice and the Distribution of Locally Undesirable Land Uses"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Schamra Vincent
April 22, 2008

Equal Worth Built on a Poor Foundation: The Need for Religion as a Base for Ethics"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Sean Greenlee
April 22, 2008

"Managing PVS: Giving the Dead a Life Sentence?"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Jo Timkar
December 4, 2007

"Environmental Ethics and Art"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Andrew Basgall
December 4, 2007

"Waging War Against the War on Drugs"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Zach Jurgensen
May 3, 2007

"Rather Why Than What: A Dialogue of Doubt and Searching"

Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Nathaniel Chaar
May 3, 2007

"The Internal Problem in 'The Conscientious Carnivore' "
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Ryan Augustine
April 26, 2007

"The Necessity of Arj: An Ontological Argument"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Rob Byer
April 19, 2007

"Fire and Water: The Relationship Between Divine and Human Goodness"

Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Cecilia Rziha
April 19, 2007

"Stem Cell Research and Cloning"
"Public Colloquia: Civil Discussions of Controversial Issues"
Presenter: Dr. Carl Miller
April 17, 2007
Dr. Miller is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy. Remarkable scientific breakthroughs over the past decade in genetic cloning and stem-cell research offer extraordinary hope for the treatment of disease and the regeneration of damaged tissues and organs.  But these potentially significant therapeutic benefits present numerous ethical challenges, and raise the specter of a haunting future in which people become dehumanized, and society is divided into those who have been genetically enhanced, and those who are genetically unmodified, with disturbing consequences for our view of human equality.  In this talk, we will explore both the medical hopes and the ethical and political risks associated with them.

"The Equality of Merit"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Matt Prieksat
April 12, 2007

"The Individual and Liberty: Making the Case For Liberty"

Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Jason Oller
April 12, 2007

"Why We Have an Obligation to Help the Poor"
Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Todd Scheuerman
December 7, 2006

"State Sovereignty, Human Rights and Natural Law"

Senior Thesis Presentation
Presenter: Meredith Trexler
April 25, 2006