In 2007, an outstanding panel of four students represented the Department of Philosophy and Religion
at the Whalen Symposium. Three students, Andrew Chapman, Tyson Pease, and Ilana Berman, were awarded
the Philosophy and Religion Paper Competition Award—competing with other majors and minors to
earn their spots on the panel.
The fourth presenter, Nicholas Graziade, is the recipient of the Fred L. Emerson Humanities
Collaboration Award for his work with Prof. Ashby Butnor on their project, Studies in Embodied Ethics.
Convener for Philosophy & Religion: Ashby Butnor
Andrew Chapman, “An Examination of the Problem of Evil”
Faculty Sponsor: Rick Kaufman
Tyson Pease, “The Usefulness of ‘Oppression’”
Faculty Sponsor: Craig Duncan
Ilana Berman, “Sexuality and the Self: Exploring Self-Knowledge through a
Faculty Sponsor: Brendan Murday
Nicholas Graziade, “The Ravaged Body: The Value of the Perception of
Faculty Sponsor: Ashby Butnor