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Margaret I. Hughes
Margaret Hughes Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., Fordham University
M.Phil., Fordham University
M.A., Fordham University
M.A., Seton Hall University
B.A., University of Chicago

margaret.hughes@mountsaintvincent.edu
Areas of Interest
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy of Education

Presentations
“What is Wrong with Baby Mozart: A Virtue Ethics Critique.” Verge Arts and Ethics Conference, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, October 2012.

“Shocked Out of the Everyday: Art as Redemptive in Josef Pieper's Philosophy of Human Nature.” Long Island Philosophical Society, Brooklyn, NY. October 2011.

“Socrates and Noddings on the Role of Subject Matter in Care.” Graduate Student Conference on Philosophy and Education, Urbana-Champaign, IL. October 2011.

Seminar on Art as Experience by John Dewey. Philosophical Red Star Line Conference, Bronx, NY. September 2011

“The Love of Beauty and the Pursuit of Excellence: What Plato’s Phaedrus Teaches About Teaching.” Association of Core Texts and Courses, New Haven, CT. April 2011.

“The Beauty of the Person in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI. May 2010.

“The Demands of Love: Awareness of Worlds in Reading St. Augustine’s Confessions.” Association of Core Texts and Courses, New Brunswick, NJ. April 2010.

“Thomas Aquinas’ Defense of Beautiful Poetry.” Medieval Studies Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. May 2004.

Publications
“The Emotional Education of the Reader: A Progression through Works and Time.” Journal of Aesthetic Education, Winter 2013 (47:4).

Book review of Dynamic Transcendentals: Beauty, Truth, and Goodness from a Thomistic Persepctive, by Alice Ramos in International Philosophical Quarterly, March 2013 (53:1).

“Archetype” and “Beauty.” Entries in the New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012 – 2013: Ethics and Philosophy. ed. Robert Fastiggi and Joseph Kosterski, S.J. Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning. Forthcoming.

Book review of Beauty and Being: Thomistic Perspectives by Piotr Jaroszyński in International Philosophical Quarterly, March 2012 (52:1).

Book notices of Ethics in the Mahabharata: A Philosophical Inquiry for Today, by Sitansu S. Chakravarti; Spinoza’s Ethics: an Introduction, by Steven Nadler; The Socratic Paradox and Its Enemies by Roslyn Weiss in International Philosophical Quarterly, June 2007 (47:2).

Works in Progress 
“The Love of Beauty and the Pursuit of Excellence: What Plato’s Phaedrus Teaches about Teaching.” (Under Review) 

Seminars Attended
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Dietrich von Hildebrand. Summer seminar. Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project, Alexandria, VA. July 2011.

Aquinas and Contemporary Philosophy. Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY. June 2011.

2010 Thomistic Seminar: Aesthetics and Morality. Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, NJ. August 2010.

International Young Leaders Network. Seminar on Catholic Social Teaching. Las Casas Institute,
Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, March 2010; Sapientia Institute, Budapest, July 2009;
Pontifical University of St. Thomas, Rome, June 2009.

University Consortium for Catholic Education Programs. Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN. July 2005.

Awards and Fellowships 
Senior Teaching Fellowship
, Fordham University, Fall 2011 to Spring 2012
Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, Fall 2008 to Spring 2011
Graduate Assistantship, Fordham University, Fall 2006 to Spring 2008
Campion Travel Fellowship, Fordham University, Summer 2009, Spring 2010
Seton Hall University Educational Partners in Catholic Schools representative at University Consortium for Catholic Education Programs, South Bend, IN, Summer 2005
Kappa Delta Pi, Seton Hall University, inducted Spring 2005
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Chicago, inducted Spring 2004

Service
Graduate Student Association Representative for Philosophy
, Fall 2009 to Spring 2010
President, Fordham Philosophical Society, Fall 2009 to Spring 2010
Treasurer, Fordham Philosophical Society, Fall 2008 to Spring 2009
Reader and Committee Member, Fordham Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Spring 2010
Organizer and Committee Chair, Departmental Symposia, Fall 2007 to Spring 2009