Keith Peterson‘s edited collection called New Research on the Philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann has just been published by Walter De Gruyter (January 2016). It includes his own contribution,  “Flat, Hierarchical, or Stratified? Determination and Dependence in Social-Natural Ontology,” along with fifteen other revised essays by an international group of scholars from the last International Nicolai Hartmann Society conference in Trento, Italy, 2014. 

Jim Behuniak’s article, “Two Challenges to Market Daoism,” has been published in the recent volume, Value and Values: Economic Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence.  He has two other articles forthcoming in 2015. He is a 2014-2015 Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Taiwan University and is currently preparing a manuscript on John Dewey and Chinese Philosophy.

For the past few years, Dan Cohen has been working on developing “Virtue Argumentation Theory” — an agent-based approach to argumentation, with roots in Aristotelian virtue ethics and contemporary virtue epistemology. That work culminated in an invitation to be the keynote speaker for the 10th OSSA conference on the theme of Virtue and Arguments in 2013. (His keynote address was published in Informal Logic and can be viewed here) As a result, he was then invited to edit a special issue of the European journal Topoi dedicated to that topic, his current project.

Jill Gordon‘s book, Plato’s Erotic World: From Cosmic Origins to Human Death (Cambridge University Press, 2012), is now out in paperback!

Lydia Moland is currently working on a book on Hegel’s aesthetics that will be supported by an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship during her 2017-18 sabbatical.  This year she is publishing a chapter on “Hegel’s Philosophy of Art” in the Oxford Handbook of Hegel and a piece entitled “‘And Why Not?  Hegel, Comedy, and the End of Art” in the journal Verifiche.  She is also at work on two forthcoming articles on the philosopher and playwright Friedrich Schiller.  Her edited volume entitled Humor, Comedy, and Laughter in 19th-Century Philosophy will be published by Springer in 2018.  She was the 2015 recipient of a Research Stay for University Academics and Scientists from the DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst) in support of new research at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Her first book, Hegel on Political Identity: Patriotism, Nationality, Cosmopolitanism, was published in 2011.