Recent Publications by Dr. Jason Blahuta


Blahuta, Jason P. "Fortune and the Dao: A Comparative Study of Machiavelli, the Daodejing, and the Han Feizi". Lanham [MD]: Lexington Books, 2015.

Blahuta, Jason P. and Michel S. Beaulieu, ed. "Final Fantasy and Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough". Hoboken [NJ]: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.


Blahuta, Jason P. "Re-Evaluating the Status of Noncombatants in Just War Theory and Terrorism, " in Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century. Ed. Fritz Allhoff, Nicholas G. Evans, and Adam Henschke. New York: Routledge, 2013. 253-264.

Blahuta, Jason P. "The Prospects for Philosophy as a Means of Intercultural Dialogue," Maritain Studies, vol. XXVII, 2011: 17-30.

Blahuta, Jason P. "Maritain, Machiavelli, and the Problem of Machiavellianism," Maritain Studies.Vol. XXIV (2008): 57-71.

Blahuta, Jason P. "Judgement Day is Inevitable: Hegel and the Futility of Trying to Change History," in The Terminator and Philosophy. Ed. Richard Brown and Kevin S. Decker. Hoboken [NJ]: John Wiley & Sons, 2009. 146-157.

Blahuta, Jason P. "Gaia and Environmental Ethics in The Spirits Within," in Final Fantasy and Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough. Ed. Jason P. Blahuta and Michel S. Beaulieu. Hoboken [NJ]: John
Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Blahuta, Jason P. "The Politics of Crisis: Machiavelli in the Colonial Fleet", from Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Knowledge Here Begins Out There, Blackwell Philosophy and Popculture Series, 2008, 40 - 51.

Blahuta, Jason P. "Autonomy and Religious Freedom in Liberal Democracies: A Critical Appraisal of Spinner-Halev's Arguments for Autonomy and Diversity," Iyyun: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly.
54 (July 2005) 1 -12.

Blahuta, Jason P. "How Useful is the Analogy of Divorce in Theorizing about Secession?" Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review Vol. XL., No. 2 (Spring 2001): 241-254.

Conference Presentations

"The Ambiguous Origins of Toleration in Early Liberal Thought," Tolerance in the Context of Political Doctrines, Dominican University College, April 11, 2013.

... and Michelle Blahuta. "Lost in Translation: Martial Arts as Philosophy," Martial Arts and Philosophy, Canadian Centre for Ethics and Public Affairs -- St. Mary's University and Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, June 8-9, 2012.

"What is Philosophy?" Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, St. Paul University, Ottawa, October 22-23, 2010.

“The Moral Obligations and Dangers of Activism in the Classroom,” 4th Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Lakehead University, Dec. 4, 2009.

“Cartesian Maneuvers: Machiavelli’s Conception of Religion,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, St. Paul University, Ottawa, October 23-24, 2009.

"Machiavelli and Legalism", Canadian Philosophical Association--Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Carleton University, Ottawa, May 27, 2009.

"A Stakeholder Analysis of What it Means to be a World Leader", Canadian Jacques Maritain Society, Carleton University, Ottawa, May 26, 2009.

"Video Games, the Creative Experience, and Moral Obligations: Philosophical Reflections on a Wasted Youth", Philosophy and Popculture Speakers Series. Invited speaker. University of Maine, Farmington, December 4, 2008.