Oklahoma State University



Spring 2014 Department Newsletter


Congratulations to Calvin Warner, 2014 Outstanding Senior Award for Philosophy


Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence Pasternack, Professor of Philosophy

20 Jun 2014 The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents approved promotions in academic rank for faculty members on the campuses in Stillwater, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, effective July 1. On the Stillwater campus, receiving promotion from associate professor to professor was Lawrence R. Pasternack, Philosophy. Dr. Pasternack joined the Philosophy Department the Fall semester of 1998. His research interests are in Kant and Ethical Theory. His most recent and forthcoming publications can be found on his web page.


Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Spaulding, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, who won the Richard M. Griffith Award at the 106th meeting of the Southern Society for the Philosophy of Psychology Conference for her paper "Imagination, Desire, Rationality."

Alumni Relations/OSU College of Arts & Sciences release.


August 28-29, 2014 Dr. Timothy Weidel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, "International Development, Economic Democracy, and Moral Motivations: What Is To Be Done About Global Poverty? By Whom? Why?" The panel discussion will be held at the Conference on "The Ethics of Poverty Alleviation" at the University of Salzburg, Austria.


September 29-October 1 Dr. Shannon Spaulding will give a talk entitled, "The Many Faces of Intentionality," at Ruhr Bochum University.


November 19-21 Dr. Lawrence Pasternack has an invited talk on Kant's conception of the Highest Good at the Pacific Division meeting of the North American Kant Society – Los Angeles.