Works in progress

“Another Stoic Inconsistency: Propositions and Predicationals”

Argues that the Stoics are inconsistent in their treatment of the notions of propositions and predicationals. I demonstrate this by showing that the context of the utterance when expressing predicationals is important to the Stoics, but the context of an utterance of a general proposition is not.

“How A Causalist Theory of Action can Account of Intentional Omissions”

If non-events cannot be a part of a causal chain, then intentional omissions pose a problem for causalist accounts of action. I try to solve this problem by showing that omissions pose no special worry for causalist accounts if intentional omissions are identical to an agent's positive acts.

“Structuring Student Reflection: Opinion Polls and Reflection Papers”

This paper outlines an assignment structure that uses opinion polls and reflection papers. One noticeable benefit of this assignment structure is that it gets students to do philosophy. These assignments together require students to reflect on the beliefs and their reasons for those beliefs by making them outline those reasons. After the relevant material has been covered, students retake the opinion poll to see how their beliefs have changed. Depending on their post-unit opinion poll result, they are then required to write one of four paper assignments.