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Michael McKeon, PhD

Michael McKeon, PhD

Associate Professor of Philosophy
mmckeon@barry.edu


Profile

Michael McKeon earned a BA in Philosophy from Nyack College, an MA in Philosophy from Temple University, and a PhD in Philosophy from Syracuse University. Prior to joining the faculty at Barry, he was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Gregory's University (OK). His main professional interests are in social philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion.

Publications

“The Morality of Daycare,” Philosophia, 41:1 (2013).

"Equality and Gender Roles in the Family," in Morality and Spirituality in the Contemporary World, eds. Chandana Chakrabarti and Sandra Jane Fairbanks (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012).

Review of Stuart C. Aitken, The Awkward Spaces of Fathering. Men and Masculinities, 14: 382-384 (2011).

Selected Presentations

“The Morality of Daycare” presented at the Florida Philosophical Association 58th Annual Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, November 2012.

"Equality and Gender Roles in the Family" presented at the conference "Living Well in the 21st Century: Challenges and Responses" at Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida, September 2011.

"Equality and Gender Roles in the Family" on the panel "Liberalism and the Family" at the Manchester Center for Political Theory Workshop 8th Annual Conference, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, August 2011.

"Equality and Philosophical Reflections on American Slavery," West Virginia Philosophical Society Spring 2011 Meeting, West Virginia Wesleyan University, Buckhannon, WV, March 2011.

"Mill and the Limits of Free Expression," presented on the panel, "John Stuart Mill: Approaches and Themes," at the Midwest Political Science Association 69th Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, March 2011.

Chair on the forthcoming panel "Toleration, Justice, and Democratizing Institutions" at the Midwest Political Science Association 69th Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, March 2011.

Comments on David Lefkowitz, "Mercy and Just Legal Punishment," American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, December 2009.

Chair and Discussant on the panel "Autonomy and Liberty: Alternative Conceptions of Political Agency," at the Midwest Political Science Association 65th Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, April 2007.

"Autonomy, Political Equality, and the Moral Good," presented on the panel "Equivalence and Exploitation: Questions of Equal Dignity" at the Midwest Political Science Association 65th Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, April 2007.

"Demonstrating Respect in Deliberative Politics," presented on the panel "Reconcilable Differences: Problems of Personhood and Recognition in Democratic Theory" at the Midwest Political Science Association 64th Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, April 2006.

"Demonstrating Respect in Deliberative Politics," Loyola University Chicago, Department of Philosophy, Brennan Lecture Series, March 2006.

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