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Aaron Meskin

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:46am
I moved to the University of Georgia to take on the role of Head of Philosophy in July 2019. Before that, I was Professor of Philosophical Aesthetics at the University of Leeds in Leeds, England. And from 1999-2005 I taught at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The primary focus of my research is in the fields of aesthetics and the philosophy of art. I have published extensively on a wide variety of topics in those areas, including…

Athanasios Samaras

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:55am
Thanassis Samaras is mainly interested in the history of philosophy, ethics and political philosophy. He has published books and articles on the Presocratics, the sophists, Plato and Aristotle.   SELECT PUBLICATIONS Books 2002 Plato on Democracy. Peter Lang, New York 2003 Plato, Apology and Crito. Introduction, Translation and Commentary (in  Modern Greek). Zitros, Thessaloniki 2014 Western Philosophy: The Journey (Textbook) Kendall/Hunt,…

René Jagnow

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 1:47pm
René Jagnow is Associate Professor of Philosophy. He completed his Master’s degree at the Humboldt University in Berlin in 1996 and received his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montréal in 2003. Before coming to UGA in 2006, he taught as Visiting Assistant Professor at Middlebury College in Vermont. Dr. Jagnow’s research interests lie mainly in the area of the philosophy of mind and, more specifically, the philosophy of perception. He is …

Victoria Davion with dog
Memorial for Victoria Davion December 8

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:38am
Victoria “Vicky” Davion passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Dr. Davion served as Head of the Department of Philosophy from 2005 until falling ill this year. She was founder and editor of the journal, Ethics & the Environment, and a celebrated scholar of ecofeminism and environmental ethics. The Department of Philosophy will host a memorial reception celebrating the life of Victoria…

Rohan Sikri

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 4:30pm
I work in the areas of ancient Greek and classical Chinese philosophy. My research often takes a metaphilosophical approach, focusing on questions of methodology, the cultural and social construction of the 'philosopher,' as well as on debates related to the scope and agenda of the philosophical exercise as it is conceived in traditions of antiquity. Currently, I am working on multiple projects that explore the intersection of medical and…

Marianne Koshkaryan

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 10:54am
Dr. Marianna Koshkaryan is a historian of Western philosophy. She did her undergraduate study in the Philosophy Department at the Moscow State University (BA, MA), and graduate studies at the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of USSR (Ph.D.) and the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame (M.A.). In her research and teaching she emphasizes the importance of the cultural context of the philosophical texts. She is…

Sarah Wright

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 2:31pm
Sarah Wright (PhD University of Arizona) focuses on epistemology with investigations into the normative aspects of epistemology as well as human reasoning about probability and preferences, and the limits that we as humans might face in such reasoning.

Piers Stephens

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 2:11pm
Piers H.G. Stephens (PhD University of Manchester) is an environmental philosopher with a background in the history of ideas in moral and political philosophy as well as in literature. He serves as the editor of Ethics and the Environment as well as philosophy reviews editor of the international interdisciplinary academic journal Environmental Values, and is a member of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, the American…

Christine J. Cuomo

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 4:22pm
Chris J. Cuomo is Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, and an affiliate faculty member of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, the Institute for African-American Studies, the Institute for Native American Studies, and the UGA Initiative for Climate and Society. 

Elizabeth Brient

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 3:48pm
     Dr. Brient received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1995 and taught at Yale University and Boston College before joining the faculty at the University of Georgia in 2000.     Her theoretical grounding is in continental philosophy and the history of western philosophy. Her primary interests lie in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy (especially German), late medieval mysticism and Neoplatonism, and metaphysics of the…

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