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Recent & Current Graduate Seminars:


2000            Aristotle's Cognitive Psychology

2001            Celebrated Texts of Aristotle

                    The Infinite in Ancient Thought

2002            Explorations in Neoplatonism

2003            The Ancient Science of Music

2004            Plato's Theory of Forms

2005            Topics in Stoic & Epicurean Philosophy

2006            Aristotle's Worst Idea

2007            Aristotle's Logic

                    Contemporary Theodicy (Faculty of Theology)

2008            Aristotle's de Anima

2010            Topics in the Philosophy of Time

2011            Free Will

                    Celebrated Texts of Aristotle

2013            The Pre-Socratics

2014            The Epicureans

2015            Plato’s Thory of Forms

                    The Linguistic Turn in Antiquity

2016            Aristotle’s Metaphysics

2018            The Sophist and the sophists



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Recent & Current Graduate Students:


PhD Students (Philosophy)

Byron STOYLES
     'Epicurean Arguments on the Value of Death' completed 2004 (joint with
     Samantha Brennan) (now Chair of Philosophy at Trent University)

Dwayne RAYMOND
     '
Qua: Reinterpreting Aristotle's Logic' completed 2006 (now appointed at
     Texas A&M University)

Julie PONESSE
     'Aristotle on Moral Luck' completed 2007 (tenure-track appointments at
     U of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, and at SUNY Brockport)

Sean MULLIGAN
     'Thought Experiments in Aristotle', completed 2007 (Intelligence Officer
     in the Royal Canadian Navy)

Alain DUCHARME
     'Aristotle's Naïve Somatism' completed 2011 (postdoctoral fellow at the
     University of South Carolina and one-year lectureship at DePauw University)

Nick FAWCETT
     'The Idea of Nature in Greek Philosophy' completed 2011 (faculty member at
     Fanshawe College)

Jason MARSH
     'Creating & Raising Humans: Essays on Procreation, Upbringing & Harm'
     (joint with Samantha Brennan) completed 2012 (now tenure-track at
     St Olaf College)

Ryan MIDDLETON
     'Weaving the Statesman: The Unity of Plato's Politicus  completed 2015
     (chosen as Western’s 2015 submission for the CGS/ProQuest award for the
     best thesis in the Humanities)

Matthew SMALL
     ‘Aristotle on Imagination and Mind’ in progress

Pierre-Luc BOUDREAULT 
     ‘Aristotle’s Concept of Time’ in progress

Michael KORNGUT
     ‘Plato on Health and the Body’ in progress



MA Students (Philosophy / Ancient Philosophy)

Melissa MACAULAY
     'The "Illusion" of Temporal Passage', 2010

Shawn BARTLETT
     'The Problem of Agent Control in Event Causality', 2011

Alexander CAMPBELL
     'Wittgenstein and Free Will', 2011

Dylon MCCHESNEY
     'Did the Universe Make Me Do It?', 2011

Mike KORNGUT
     ‘Anticipatory Pleasures in Plato’, 2014

James SHORTLY
     ‘The Meaning of endoxa in Aristotle’, 2014

Matthew WATTON
     ‘Plato on the Pleasures of Laughter’, 2014

Paola CHAPA MONTES
     ‘Aristotle on the Source of Pleasure’, 2015

Adam FITTERER       
     ‘Lonergan’s Use of the
Posterior Analytics’,  in progress

Mark HALLAP 
     ‘Plato and Aristotle on Rhetoric’, in progress

Lindsay HACHEY  
     ‘Some Comparisons between Greek & Hindu Metaphysics’, in progress



MA Students (Theology)

Glen MORGAN
     'Religious and Civil Marriage in Canada'  completed 2009

Martin LEVESQUE
     'Religion in the Public Sphere'   (joint with William Danaher) completed 2014


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