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2023 UGA Philosophy graduates
Congratulations 2023 Graduates & Award Winners

Mon, 05/22/2023 - 12:59pm
The Department of Philosophy hosted a reception and awards presentation on Friday, May 12 to recognize Spring 2023 graduates and award recipients. Students and their families gathered for refreshments in the atrium of Peabody Hall as department head Aaron Meskin and undergraduate coordinator Thanassis Samaras recognized this year's graduates and scholarship and award winners. All graduating seniors were presented with a gift bag containing a…

Undergraduate Scholarship Award Winners Announced

Mon, 05/08/2023 - 2:46pm
The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the 2023 undergraduate scholarship and award winners. Congratulations to Ralph Liu, Kayleigh McCrystal, Joshua Track, and Emmalyne Zant: The Blackstone Scholarship Kayleigh McCrystal Kayleigh McCrystal is a Philosophy major who will be pursuing her Philosophy MA as a UGA Double Dawg. She carries a double minor in  Law, Ethics, & Philosophy and Law, Jurisprudence, & State. She intends to…

CURO Jonas Andrulonis
Philosophy Undergraduates Present at CURO Symposium

Wed, 04/05/2023 - 2:27pm
Three undergraduate philosophy students participated in this year’s annual CURO Symposium, held April 3-4 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens: Joshua Simon Track: "Resolving the Inconsistency in the Physical and Psychological Differences of the Natural Slave and Natural Master of Aristotle's Politics" (mentored by undergraduate coordinator Athanasios Samaras) Jonas David Andrulonis (pictured at right): "Airpods, Everyday Aesthetics, and…

Teen Philosophy
Teen Philosophy at the Athens Library

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 3:23pm
Once again, Department of Philosophy students are participating in a philosophy for teens program at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Led by graduate student Marissa Willis, PHIL3900S is in conjunction with the UGA Office of Service Learning. In the "Let's Talk About That" after-school program, undergraduate students lead discussions with middle and high school teens on a broad variety of philosophical topics. "So far we've had some really fun…

Logic Clinic! Philosophy Grad Students Offer Tutoring

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 3:46pm
Are you a student in a logic class who is having trouble with the material? Do syllogisms make you squeamish? Do proofs make you perplexed? Do you just want some extra study help? Well worry no more! UGA's philosophy graduate students are offering free logic tutoring: On Wednesdays from 4-5pm, Quentin Murphy offers tutoring over zoom: email him at to schedule an appointment and he'll send you the link. John Lane is available 12:…

UGA Ethics Bowl Team at '22 regional competition at UNGA
UGA Participates in Regional Ethics Bowl

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 2:21pm
A team of undergraduate UGA philosophy students recently participated in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition at the University of North Georgia alongside teams from UNG, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Clemson University, Virginia Tech, and Lynchburg University. The competition is affiliated with the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.   This was the first time…

The Office, Ethics Bowl '22 winners
Inaugural Ethics Bowl Was a Big Success

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 3:24pm
On Saturday October 22, the Department of Philosophy held their very first Ethics Bowl as part of the Ethics Awareness Week activities across campus. "In their presentations and discussions, the student participants truly exemplified several of the key virtues of ethical discussion: the principle of charity, attention to nuance, and identifying the core ethical tensions in complex situations," explains assistant professor Jeremy Davis, primary…

UGA Philosophy graduation reception
Department of Philosophy Hosts Spring 2022 Graduation Reception

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 2:01pm
The Department of Philosophy hosted a reception and awards presentation on Friday, May 13 to recognize Spring 2022 graduates and award recipients. Students and their families gathered for refreshments in front of Peabody Hall as department head Aaron Meskin and associate professor Piers Stephens recognized this year's scholarship and award winners. Undergraduate coordinator Athanasios Samaras presented all graduates with a gift bag containing a…

Peabody abstract
Philosophy Undergraduates Published

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 2:11pm
Department of Philosophy undergraduate students Eshaan Agrawal and Austin Kral have articles in the most recent issue of the UGA publication, The Classic Journal. Agrawal's essay, "The Epistemic Value of Imagination" argues for a theory of mind utilizing imagination in the creation of knowledge. Kral's piece, "Anticipation Through Imagination" is an explication of the perception-, belief-, and access-approaches taken towards resolving the…

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Undergraduate Scholarship & Award Winners Announced

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 3:16pm
The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the 2022 undergraduate scholarship & award winners. Congratulations to Himani Yadav, David Hauser, Andrew Zach,  Kemper Higgins, Julia (“Lizzie”) Hippe, Ellie Moser, and Matthew Li: The Blackstone Scholarship Himani Yadav is a Philosophy, Computer Science, and Cognitive Science major. At UGA they conduct deep learning research and enjoy getting involved in service opportunities, singing in…

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