Faculty News




Irvine, William B. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (Oxford UP, 2009) was published in Japanese by Hakuyosha Publishing Co.

---. A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt and Why they Shouldn’t (Oxford UP, 2012) was published in Spanish by Editorial Oceano de Mexico.



Banks, Erik. “William James’s Direct Realism: A Reconstruction.” History of Philosophy Quarterly 30.3 (2013): 271-291.

----. “Metaphysics for Positivists: Mach versus the Vienna Circle.” Discipline Filosofiche 23.1 (2013): 51-71.

Irvine, William B. “The Case for Intellectual Tithing,” 20013 Proc. of the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and the Humanities.

LaForse, Bruce. “Praising Agesilaus: The Limits of Panhellenic Rhetoric.” Ancient History Bulletin 27 (2013): 29-48.

Miyasaki, Donovan. "Nietzsche's Will to Power as Naturalist Critical Ontology," History of Philosophy Quarterly 30. 3 (2013): 251-69.

Stoker, Valerie. “Krishnadevarāya and the Patronage of Vyāsatīrtha: Royal and Religious Authority in Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara.” In Anila Verghese, editor. Krishnadevaraya and his Times: Cultural Perspectives. Mumbai: K.R. Cama Oriental Institute Press, 2013.

---. “Other Accommodations: Sikh Advocacy, Religious Architecture, and Cultural Preservation in Quebec.”  In Michael Hawley, editor. Sikh Diaspora: Theory, Agency, and Experience. Leiden: Brill Press, 2013.




Barr, David. Tales of the End: A Narrative Commentary on the Book of Revelation. 2nd ed. Salem, OR: Polebridge Press, 2012.

Chamberlain, Ava. The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards. New York: NYU Press, 2012.

Irvine, William B. A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt—And Why They  Shouldn’t. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Irvine, William B. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (Oxford UP, 2009) was published in translation by three international presses: Beijing Green Beans Book Co. (Simplified Chinese); Tornado Publishing Co. (Korean); and Hakuyosha Publishing Co. (Japanese).


Banks, Erik. “Extension and Measurement: A Constructivist Program from Leibniz to Grassmann.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (2012): 20-31.

Banks, Erik. “Sympathy for the Devil: Ernst Mach’s Realistic Empiricism.” Metascience 21 (2012): 321–330.

Murray, Judson. “Educating Human Nature: ‘Nature’ and ‘Nurture’ in Early Confucian Moral Education.Journal of Moral Education 41.4 (November 2012): 509–27.



Banks, Erik. “Kant and Constructivist Tradition.” Workshop on Kant and Mathematics, Max Plank Institute for the History of Science. Berlin, Germany. 24 April 2013.

---. “Mach on Monocular Stereoscopy.” International Society for Psychophysics. Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. 25 October 2013.

Chamberlain, Ava. “What Jonathan Edwards’s Crazy Grandmother Can Teach Us

About the Study of Ordinary Women’s Lives.” Society of Early Americanists. Savannah, Georgia. March 2013.

---. “The Strange History of the Tuttles: A New Haven Family. Symposium Commemorating the 375th Anniversary of the Founding of New Haven Colony. New Haven Museum. 13 April 2013.

---. “Jonathan Edwards and the Eugenics Movement.” Yale Divinity School. New Haven, Connecticut. 4 February 2013.

Irvine, William B. “Diversity and its Critics.” Diversity in the Multicultural Millennium Conference. Wright State University. October 2013.

Murray, Judson. “The Water Mirror or Polished Jade: Debates on Moral Virtuosity and Human Excellence in Han China.” Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought. Dayton, Ohio. May 2013.

Stoker, Valerie.  “‘Ecumenical’ Rāyas and ‘Sectarian’ Maṭhādhipatis: Vyāsatīrtha and the Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Court.” Oxford Early Modern South Asia Workshop. Oxford University, UK, May 31-June 1, 2013,

---. “Destination Karnataka: An American Researcher’s Perspective.” Kannada Balaga, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, May 2013.

---. “Allies or Rivals? Mādhvas and Śrivaiṣṇavas at Sixteenth-Century Tirupati.” American Academy of Religion. Baltimore, MD, November 2013.

Wendt, Heidi. “‘Not that I seek the Gift’: Restoring Interests to the Study of Early Christianity,” Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore, MD. November 2013.

---. “With Far More Imprisonments and Often Near Death: Paul’s Hardships Amidst Roman Punishments of Freelance Experts,” Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore, MD. November 2013.



Banks, Erik C. “Extended Magnitudes: An Historico-Philosophical Investigation in the Sign of Leibniz.” Dept. of the History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium. Indiana University. 13 Jan. 2012.

Banks, Erik C. “The Problem of Extension in the Philosophy of Science.” History of Philosophy of Science Society. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 21 June 2012.

Irvine, William B. “Media Ethics: From the Outside Looking In.” Association     for Practical and Professional Ethics. Cincinnati, Ohio. 3 March 2012.

Miyasaki, Donovan. “A Nietzschean Case for Egalitarianism.” Conf. on Nietzsche and Political Theory. Manchester, England. August 2012.

Miyasaki, Donovan. Egalitarianisms, Good and Bad: A Nietzschean Defense of Illiberal Equality.” Conf. on Democratic Culture: Historical Reflections and Modern Transformations. Olympia, Greece. 22 June 2012.

Murray, Judson. “Attuned Confucians, Comparing Oxen, and Ethical Choice: A Response to Jung Lee’s ‘Listening to the Notes of Heaven.’” Association for Asian Studies. Toronto, Canada. 18 March 2012.

Murray, Judson. Panel participant at symposium on “Reflections on Teaching and Learning in the Academic Study of Religion,” Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Brown University, 19-21 April 2012.

Stoker, Valerie. “Krishnadevarāya’s Patronage of Vyāsatīrtha.” Workshop on Krishnadevarāya and his Times: Cultural Perspectives. K.R. Cama Oriental Institute. Mumbai, India. 8-9 January 2012.

Stoker, Valerie. “Other Accommodations: Sikh Advocacy, Religious Architecture, and Cultural Preservation in Quebec.” Religious Studies Department Colloquium. Concordia University, Montreal. 20 April 2012.

Stoker, Valerie. “Religious Biographies and Royal Inscriptions: Understanding Emperor Krishnadevaraya’s Patronage of Mādhvaism.” American Academy of Religion. Chicago. Nov. 2012.

Wilson, Scott. “Can Well-Being Be Objective?” Ohio Philosophical Association. Cleveland. 31 March 2012.



Jeannette Marchand obtained a permit from the 4th Ephoreia of Classical and Prehistoric Antiquities in Greece to study artifacts from the prehistoric site at Dorati housed in the museum at Corinth.


David Barr was selected the Tuohy Chair in Interreligious Studies for 2012-13, John Carroll University, Cleveland.

Judson Murray was named 2013 Honors Teacher of the Year.

Valerie Stoker received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2012-13 for “Polemics and Patronage: Vyasatirtha and the Sixteenth-CenturyVijayanagara Court”; and a Canadian Embassy Research Grant, 2011-12, for “Other Accommodations: Religious Minority Advocacy in Quebec.”