The Mentoring Workshop 2023: Cohorts

June 11-13, 2023

University of Missouri

Epistemology, Social Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science | Mentor: Joyce C. Havstad

Room: Strickland Hall 113

o   Bondurant, Self-Knowing as an Epistemic Virtue

o   Dang, Group Belief Revision and Scientific Change

o   Falbo, Inquiry for the Mistaken and Confused

o   Koslow, Going on in Not the Same Way

o   Thompson, Justifying Participatory Research: Distinguishing Political and Epistemic Reasons

o   Zhao, Non-Epistemic Values For Epistemic Gaps

Philosophy of Mind | Mentor: Nico Orlandi

Room: Strickland Hall 115

o   Barranco Lopez, Commitment Normativism: A Novel Normativist Approach to the Nature of Belief

o   Landers, Sexist Perception

o   Rosen, My dream body and me

o   Soter, Rethinking (In)voluntarism

o Vaughn, Molyneux’s Question and Common Sensibles

Ethics | Mentor: Anne Margaret Baxley

Room: Strickland Hall 304

o   Dean, Food Ethics and the Family

o   Donohue, The Scylla and Charybdis of Paternalism and Moral Complicity

o   Flowerree, The Ethics of Interpretation

o   Johnson King, The Slow Clap Phenomenon

o   McDonald, Speech Acts and Normative Powers

Moral Psychology | Mentor: Lisa Tessman

Room: Strickland Hall 305

o   Kostochka, A Little Mood Music: Aesthetic Mood and Its Relationship to Psychological Mood

o   Phillips-Garrett, Contempt, Self-Respect, and Humanity

o   Ren, A Zhuangist Defense of Resilience

o   Schmidt, Toxic Positivity and Emotional Mistreatment

Philosophy of Gender | Mentor: Ami Harbin

Room: Strickland Hall 306

o   Bell, Playful Resistance: Gender Norms as Games

o   Ciurria, Academic Philosophy and White Supremacy Culture: Intersecting Oppressions 

o   Corredor, Moral Transitions and Bad Sex

o   Edell, The scapegoat logic behind anti-transgender legislation

o   Sullivan, Zhuangzi and Contemporary Cisheteronormativity: A Critically Eclectic Approach to Trans and Queer Philosophy  

Oppression Theory | Mentor: Alison Reiheld

Room: MU Student Center 2206 A/B

o   Forbes, On Wooing [epistemic dimension of patriarchal power]

o   Greene, John Stuart Mill, the Jamaica Committee, and Racial Whiteness as Property 

o   Martín, Is Oppression Group-Based? An Alternative Conception of Oppression

o   Stewart, To Respond or Not to Respond? Microaggressions and Double-Binds

o   Thomas, The Creation of the “Other”: America’s “Sick Civilization” and Epistemic Silencing·  

Political and Legal Philosophy | Mentor: Lori Watson

Room: Strickland Hall 309

o   Heydari Fard, Diversity, Polarization, and Dynamic Structures: A Structural Turn in Social Contract Theory

o   Kling, The Ethics and Politics of Uncivil Obedience

o   Lemay, Going With and Against the Tide: the Global Movement Against Gender-Based Violence and Solidarity Theory

o   O’Brien, Standing Outside the Law

o   Szende, Human Rights and the Exclusion of the Stateless

o   Wirts, Ineffective and Unjust: Criminal Law’s Failure as a Tool for Feminist Norm Change

Bioethics | Mentor: Karen Stohr

Room: Strickland Hall 311

o   Clune-Taylor, Arguments for a Ban on Intersex Surgeries: A Dis/Analogy with Jehovah Witness Blood Transfusion

o   Fice, Privilege and Vaccine Resistance

o   Finley, Mad Pride, Mental Disorder, and Identity

o   Kennedy, Pregnancy in the Face of Partial Ectogestation: A Choice or a Moral Obligation?

o   Rees, Agential Corrosion and the Business of Medicine

o   Valentine, Reparations for Racialized Reproductive Oppression

Continental Philosophy | Mentor: Cynthia Willett

Room: Student Center 2204

(*Note: Working group will be held in Student Center 2206C in the Monday, 6/12, 1:00pm block).

Anthony, Figures of Suffering: Dionysus, Apollo, and Silenus

Barillas, On Being Stuck: Powerlessness as Impotentiality  

o Polish, Simone Weil’s Decreative Deduction

Wieseler, Why ‘Impairment’ is Insufficient for Describing Embodied Experience

Contact Us

The Marc Sanders Foundation would be happy to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us (e-mail is preferred) about any questions you might have.


Barry Lam

Copyright 2019 Marc Sanders Foundation