About Betty Stoneman

This blog was originally created in order to fulfill an e-portfolio requirement for graduation. At the time, I never really intended it to be anything other than a hoop to jump through for getting my degree. However, I have continued to add essays to the blog throughout my academic career, and then I eventually started adding other written works. At the point I no longer feel like adding pieces, I will stop, and this blog will just inhabit a minuscule and untraveled electronic landscape in the vast universe of the internet. Until then, this blog contains a variety of written works that by no means ought to be taken to be representative of any whole, complex, continuously in change, and fluctuating thinking, feeling, and willing being. This is just a blog, filled with words that incompletely, inadequately, and insufficiently represent experience and thought, in a (perhaps vain) attempt to more completely, adequately, and sufficiently grasp experience and thought.

Betty Jean Stoneman

I. Personal Information

Dept. of Philosophy, 561 S. Kilgo Circle, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322


II. Education

Emory University: PhD Expected 2021

Utah Valley University: BA Philosophy, Summa cum Laude, 2012 – 2015 Minors: Ethics, Peace and Justice Studies

Salt Lake Community College: AS General Studies, High Honors, 2008 – 2012

III. Teaching History

Co-Instructor, Philosophy of Friendship, Emory University (Spring 2018)

Teaching Assistant, 19th and 20th Century Philosophy, Emory University (Fall 2017)

Teaching Assistant, Ethics and Values, Utah Valley University (Fall 2014 – Spring 2016)

Teaching Assistant, Ethics of Human and Animal Relationships, Utah Valley University (Fall 2015)

IV. Areas of Interest

  • 19th and 20th Century Continental
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Marxism

V. Publications              

Juried Articles

“The Dichotomy of Sight vs. Touch: The Harm of the Primacy of Sight for Empathy.” Sloth: A Journal of Emerging Voices in Human-Animal Studies 2 (Winter 2016).

“Ideological Domination: Deconstructing the Paradox of the American Dream and the Working Class Promise.” Stance 7 (2014).

VI. Presentations

Conference Presentations 

“Political Obligation and Civil Disobedience in Aristotle by way of Justice and Friendship,” Loyola University Philosophy Graduate Student Conference (Fall 2017)

“Phenomenal Empathic Touch: An Alternative to the Primacy of Rationalist Sight,” San Diego State University Undergraduate Women in Philosophy Conference (Fall 2014)

“A Marxist Critique of the Individual, Self-Interested, Wealth Maximizer,” University of Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (Fall 2014)

“Radicalesbians and Nietzsche: Slave Morality and the Uberfrau,” Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference, University of Utah (Spring 2014)

“Failures of a Developed Country,” J. Bonner Ritchie Dialogue on Peace and Justice, Utah Valley University (Spring 2014)

“Kantian Vegetarianism: From Pyrrhonian Skepticism to Justification for Belief,” Utah Valley University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (Fall 2013)

“The Slave Morality of the Working Class Promise and the Domination of the American Dream,” Utah Undergraduate Research Conference, Utah State University (Fall 2013)

Seminars and Consortiums

Sawyer Seminar: New Scholarship on the Affects, Emory University (Fall 2016 –Spring 2017)

Oxford Human Rights Consortium, Oxford University (Spring 2015)

“Response to Cheyney Ryan: The Visionary and the Pragmatic,” Building Peace in the 21st Century: Global Ethical Dialogues, University of Utah (Spring 2014)

Nietzsche and the Moral Problems of Nihilism, Salt Lake Community College (Spring 2014)

Community Presentations

“Voiceless: A Narrative of Multiple Forms of Misogyny,” Feminists in Action, Emory University (Spring 2018)

“Justifying Violent Oppression,” Feminist Majority SLC, Salt Lake Community College (March 2016)

VII. Honors and Recognitions

Outstanding Graduate of the Philosophy Department (Utah Valley University, 2015)

Phi Theta Kappa (Salt Lake Community College 2010 -2012, Utah Valley University 2012 – 2015)

Dean’s Merit Scholarship (Utah Valley University Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)

VIII. Departmental, College, and University Activities

Utah Valley University

Guest Editor, JustPeace: A Journal of Creativity and Multivocality (Fall 2015)

Peace and Justice Studies Club (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)

Philosophy Club (Fall 2014)

Internship for Peace and Justice Studies (2013)

Judge for Utah High School Ethics Bowl (Fall 2013, Spring 2015)

Salt Lake Community College

Ethics Bowl (2011)

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