Jeffrey Tlumak, boomer trujillo, John Lachs (2019)

Jeffrey Tlumak, boomer trujillo, John Lachs (2019)

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 2019

Dissertation: "No Laughing Matter: Playfulness and a Good Life" | Chair: John Lachs; Advisors: Jeffrey Tlumak, Rob Talisse, Kelly Oliver, Christian Miller

Fulbright E.T.A., Bochum, Germany, 2011-12

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Houston, 2011

Thesis: “The Psychological Nature of Virtue and the Unity of the Virtuous Life” | Chair: Cynthia Freeland; Advisors: David Phillips, Tamler Sommers

B.A. in Philosophy (Minors: Religious Studies, German), St. Edward’s University, 2009

Summa Cum Laude in the Honors Program | Thesis: “On Why Film Cannot Be Philosophy” | Advisor: Peter A. Wake

Current Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor (Term)
University of Louisville
Department of Philosophy

Research Areas

AOS: Ethics (esp. Virtue Ethics & Bioethics); Moral Psychology

AOC: Metaethics; Philosophy of Art; Ancient Greek; 19th Century German

Published Writing with Philosophical Themes

What Race Terms Do: Du Bois, Biology, and Psychology on the Meanings of ‘Race’,” Southwest Philosophy Review, vol. 34, no. 1 (Jan. 2018): pp. 235-47.

"From Taquería to Medical School: Juan Carlos, Aristotle, Cognitive Enhancements, and the Good Life," Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, vol. 22, iss. 1 (2018): pp. 1-27.

"The Friends of Sisyphus: Or, the Meanings Relationships Give Us," 3 Quarks Daily, 27 Nov. 2017.

"Let Us Tell Our Own Stories," The Chronicle of Higher Education, published online 17 September 2017.

Artistic Stuff

Micro fiction at 50-Word Stories: Refrain” | "Homemade Lunches" | "The Marvel" | "Mutant" | "Sudsy Surrender"

"What Drives a Man," Dime Show Review, 6 May 2017.

"There," Sci Phi Journal, 21 April 2017.

"Purge," Sorin Oak Review, St. Edward’s U’s Creative Journal, Volume 17 (2007), p. 64.

University Teaching Experience

Medical Ethics | Contemporary Moral Problems | Intro. to Ethics | Intro. to Philosophy (Thematic Focuses on "The Arts of Living and Dying" and "Friendship") | General Logic | Bioethics and Biotechnology (one-hour section)

Titles of Presentations and Lectures

“No Laughing Matter: Playfulness and a Good Life” | “Life in the Garden: Epicurus on Becoming Godlike” | “The Paradoxes of Cynicism” | “Happy People are Playful People” | “Quinean Naturalism without Quine: Using Virtue to Naturalize Ethics” | “How to Be a Stoic in Three Easy Steps” | “Monsters and Psychopaths: Noël Carroll’s Art-Horror and Cynthia Freeland’s Realist Horror” | “Virtue Ethics and Cultural Diversity: Objectivity, Eudaimonia, and the Virtues” | “Art Then and Now: The Public and Moral Roles of Art"

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