Clint W. Jones

Lecturer of Philosophy

Education

Ph.D. — Social Theory Certification, University of Kentucky
M.A. Social Theory Certification, University of Kentucky
B.A. — Philosophy, History, Transylvania University
Curriculum Vitae (P​DF​)

Areas of Specialization

Social and Political Philosophy
Environmental Philosophy

Areas of Competence

Time Periods: Ancient, Modern, 19th and 20th Century
Topics: Applied Ethical Theory, Aesthetics

Publications

Sole Author Manuscripts: 
Æpocalyptic Æcology: Cataclysmic Life and the Environment in Post 
Annihilation Graphic Novels, McFarland Press, [Forthcoming, Fall 2018] 
A Genealogy of Social Violence: Founding Murder, Mimetic Justice, and the 
Future of the Family, Ashgate Publishing Company, 2013. 227 pages. 2 

Edited Volumes: 
Essays on the World of Walt Longmire: A Critical Anthology, eds. Rachel Schaffer, John 
Scaggs & Clint Jones, McFarland Press, [Forthcoming] 
The Individual and Utopia: A Multidisciplinary Study of Humanity and 
Perfection, eds. Clint Jones and Cameron Ellis, Ashgate Publishing 
Company, 2015. 337 pages. 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles: 
“From Scalawag to Seasteader: Pirate Societies as a Blueprint for Modern Conceptions of 
Utopia” [Prize essay submission—Forthcoming Fall 2018] 
“Re-Conceiving the Concept of Stewardship: Coal Production and the Importance 
of a New Christian Context for Appalachia” co-author Reverend Marshall Jolly, Journal of Appalachian Studies, vol. 21 no. 1 (Spring 2015): 33-48. 
“The Misadventures of Enrique Chagoya: Aesthetic Marginalization in LGBTQ 
Interpretations of Jesus” Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideology 
vol. 12 issue 35 (Summer 2013): 3-25. 

Chapters in Edited Volumes: 
“Piratical Societies as the Blueprint for Social Utopia” Pirates: Lifting the Jolly Roger in 
History and Popular Culture, ed. Antonio Sanna, McFarland Press, [Forthcoming] 
“Re-Creating the American Cowboy Mythos in the 21st Century” Essays on the 
World of Walt Longmire: A Critical Anthology, eds. Rachel Schaffer, John 
Scaggs & Clint Jones, McFarland Press, [Forthcoming] 
“No One Would Surrender to the Dread Pirate Roberts: Mythmaking, Social 
Stability, and The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride and Philosophy, Open 
Court Publishing, (2015): 233-244. 
“Dis-abling Utopia: Architecture and the Imperfect Body” The Individual and 
Utopia: A Multidisciplinary Study of Humanity and Perfection, co-author 
Jen Rinaldi, Ashgate Publishing, (2015): 225-241. 
“The Crimes of Old King Coal” Justified and Philosophy, Open Court Publishing, 
(2015): 29-39. 
“Hedonism and Unholy Writ” The Devil and Philosophy, Open Court Publishing, 
(2014): 293-301. 
“Another Response to Magus Gilmore” The Devil and Philosophy, Open Court 
Publishing, (2014): 315-318. *In text debate with Magus Peter Gilmore, High 
Priest of The Church of Satan, regarding the use of Epicurean philosophy in Satanism* 
“Utopia, Limbo, and the Paradox of Idyllic Hope” Inception and Philosophy
Wiley-Blackwell Publications, (2011): 265-275. 
“A Prescription for Spiritual Health in the Intersections of Christian and Islamic 
Ecopoetry” Falsafa: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Things of Spirit
Springer Publications, (2011): 191-208. 

Book Reviews and Proceedings: 
Book Review, “Religion and Resistance in Appalachia,” Joseph D. Witt, Politics & Religion
[Forthcoming, Spring 2018]. 
Book Review “Foucault and the Government of Disability,” Shelley Tremain, 
editor, Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, vol. 5 no 4 (Fall 2016): 223-226. 
“Omission Impossible: An Argument for Absences as Causes” World 
Metaphysics Congress Proceedings (November 2012): online. 
Book Review, “Is Scientific Knowledge Rational?” Halil Rahman Açar, Journal 
of Philosophy East and West, vol 59 no 4 (October 2009): 561-62. 

Works in Progress: 
“Techno-Eroticism: Marcuse and The Politics of Friendship in the Age of Social Media” [Journal Article, Under Revision] 
“Rene Girard and John Rawls: A Critique of Justice as Fairness in the Mimetic 
Family” [Journal Article, Under Review] 

Honors, Fellowships, Awards
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute 2018 
Prize Essay, SSCA, Argumentation and Forensics Division 2014 
Outstanding TA Teaching Award, University of Kentucky 2012-2013 
Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design Award, $200 2012 
Connections Teaching Award, Eastern Kentucky University 2012 
David Carter Memorial Award, Best Tournament Debate Coach 2011 
Kentucky Forensics Association, Debate Coach of the Year 2010-2011 
International Travel Grant (competitive), Graduate School, $800 2009, 2011, 2013 
Domestic Travel Grant (competitive), Graduate School, $400 2010, 2012 
Travel Grant (competitive), Departmental Award, $500 2009-2013 
Summer Teaching Research Grant, University of Kentucky 
Departmental Award, $500 2010 
Teaching Assistantship, University of Kentucky 2007-2013 
Ruchman History Award, Transylvania University 2005 
Buchanon Philosophy Award, Transylvania University 2005 
Undergraduate Summer Research Grant, $500 2004 

Departmental Service
University Common Council, College of Letters and Science  Representative, UW-Stevens Point 2017-2018 
Faculty Adviser, Tau Kappa Epsilon, UW-Stevens Point 2014-2015 
Graduate Representative, Department Speaker Series Committee 2012-2013 
President, Philosophy Graduate Student Association, UK 2009-2010 
Co-Chair, Graduate Philosophy Conference 2010 
Student Representative, The Graduate Council, UK 2009 
Student Representative, Graduate Student Congress, UK 2008-2009 
Secretary, Philosophy Graduate Student Association, UK 2007-2008 
Referee of Papers, PGSA Conference, UK 2007-2012 

Other Professional Activity
At-large member, Steering Committee, Society for Utopian Studies 2016-2018 
Vice President, Kentucky Philosophical Association 2017-2018 
Program Chair, Society for Utopian Studies 2015 
Referee, Radical Philosophy Studies 2015 
Referee, Journal of Utopian Studies 2015 
Referee, The Austrian Science Fund 2014 
Co-organizer, International Herbert Marcuse Society Conference 2013 
Governor, Southeast Region, Pi Kappa Delta Forensics Association 2011-2013 
Co-Organizer, AAPT/APA Interactive Teaching Workshop 2012 
Committee Member, Kentucky Philosophical Association 
Financial Restructuring Subcommittee 2011 10 
Lieutenant Governor, Southeastern Region, Pi Kappa Delta Forensics Association 2009-2011 
Founding Member, Kentucky Collegiate Forensics Journal 2010 
Editorial Board, Interview Editor, disClosure 2009-2010 
Referee, disClosure: Journal of Social Theory 2009-2010 
President, Kentucky Forensics Association 2008-2009 

Organizations
American Philosophical Association 
American Philosophical Society 
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 
American Association of Philosophy Teachers 
Kentucky Philosophical Association 
Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Omega Zeta Chapter, Two-Year School Honor Society 
Holleian Society, Transylvania University Honors Society 
Phi Alpha Theta, Nu Delta Chapter, History Scholars Honor Society 
Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, National Forensics Honor Society 
Pi Kappa Delta, National Forensics Honor Society 

Contact Information


Email:cljones@uwsp.edu
​Office:​CCC 415
​Phone:​715.346.2122
​Fax:​715.346.4215

Classes



​19th/20th Century Philosophy
Medical Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Environmental Ethics
Apocalyptic Ecology and Pop Culture
Introduction to Philosophy