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Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion, & Legal Studies
Dr. Scott Davison, Department Chair
Heather McGuire,
Academic Departmental Specialist
354 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2655
Fax: 606-783-5096
E-mail: hprl@moreheadstate.edu

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Pam Ryan 2010

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Ryan, Pamela, Instructor of Philosophy
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph.D., Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 2000. MA, Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
Research Interests:

Social Justice 
Political Philosophy 
Kant 
History of Philosophy 
Enlightenment 

Courses:
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
History of Ancient Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy
Theories of Justice
Political Philosophy
Torture, Terrorism and Just War Theory
History of the Enlightenment (taught abroad twice for KIIS program)
Honors Classes: Age of Classicism, Age of Faith
Seminar on Kant

Service Activities:
Co-coordinate the Forum on Culture and Politics
Faculty Senate
Academic Affairs Subcommittee

Organizations:
Kentucky Philosophical Association, President, 2001-2003
North American Kant Society

Selected Publications:
Social Justice, co-author, forthcoming in Social Justice
Introduction to Philosophy, Kendall Hunt

Selected Presentations:
The Ground Zero Mosque Dispute, presented at The Forum on Culture, Politics and Society sponsored by the Honors Program at Morehead State University. August, 2010.

The Bill of Rights at Risk, presented at the Seminar on the Presidential Election held at Morehead State University, September, 2008. The forum was televised.

The Patriot Act and the Bill of Rights, presented at the Bill of Rights Seminar hosted by the American Democracy Project, Morehead State, Fall, 2007.

International Studies as Part of the Honors Curricula, presented at the National Collegiate Honors Conference, Denver, Colorado, Fall, 2007.

Human Rights and the Natural Law, part of a series of forums presented by Morehead State sponsored by the Student Government Association, Spring, 2006.

My First Time, presented at the National Collegiate Honors Association Conference, New Orleans, La. Fall, 2005.

A Campus Forum: Ryan vs. Caric, a political debate sponsored by the Student Government Association, Morehead State University, Fall, 2005.

Kant’s Political Philosophy, presented at the National Collegiate Honors Association, Chicago, Ill. Fall, 2004.

The Passion of the Christ and Philosophy, a Campus Forum, Morehead State, Fall, 2004.

Iraq and Perpetual Peace, presented at the Kentucky Philosophical Association, Spring, 2003.

Sublimely Metaphysical: Kant’s Philosophy of Revolution, presented at the Kentucky Philosophical Association, Fall, 2002.

Does the U.N. Beg the Question? presented at the Central States Philosophical Association, Rolla, Mo. Fall, 2001.

Love and Friendship in Plato’s Symposium, presented at the Honors Conference, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY. Spring, 2000.

Kant’s Concept of the State presented at Perpetual Peace: A Conference on the Continuing Legal, Social and Moral Import of Kant’s Toward Perpetual Peace. Valparaiso University, Fall, 2000.  

Contact Info:
339 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
p.ryan@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606.783.9426
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