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Philosophy Department Celebrates Graduating Seniors

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 11:33am
  On Friday May 17th the Philosophy Department held both a virtual and a face to face ceremony in celebration of its seniors graduating in the spring and summer 2021. A record number of Philosophy majors graduated this year and some of them are going on to prestigious graduate programs. Congratulations to our students and best of luck in all future endeavors!  Gianna Scerbo, recipient of the Richard H. Severens scholarship, with undergraduate…

Scott Hershovitz, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
UGA Alumnus & Former RBG Clerk Speaks on Forgiveness, Resentment, Philosophy, and the Law

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 1:13pm
Scott Hershovitz, UGA Philosophy alumnus, University of Michigan professor of law and philosophy, former US Department of Justice litigator, and former clerk for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, gave an online talk on “RBG, Taylor Swift, & Me: A Life in Law & Philosophy” before a UGA audience on October 27. Hershovitz shared details of his journey from philosophy, to a career in law, and back to academia where he writes…

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UGA Alumni on "Philosophy & Law" Panel

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:56pm
Michael Loebl Adrien Pritchett Rory Weeks Matt Wells Four alumni of both the UGA Department of Philosophy and the School of Law gathered virtually to participate in a panel discussion on “Philosophy & Law” on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The event was organized by the Department and the Franklin College Office of Development & Alumni Relations (thanks Debbie Daniel!) to provide a context for current students to meet alumni and…

Eliassi-Rad & Fitelson lectures online
Lectures Presented Online

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 2:22pm
Scheduled lectures co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence by Tina Eliassi-Rad & Branden Fitelson will now be presented online via Zoom. Eliassi Rad's talk, "Just Machine Learning" takes place on Thursday, April 23 at 4pm and can be viewed at Fitelson's talk, "How to Model the Epistemic Probabilities of Conditionals" takes place on Friday, April 23 at 4pm and…

Heatley cartoonist
Discussion with Cartoonist David Heatley

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 3:23pm
Noted cartoonist David Heatley (MY BRAIN IS HANGING UPSIDE DOWN, DEADPAN) will be joined in conversation with University of Georgia professors Aaron Meskin (Philosophy) and Christopher Pizzino (Creative Writing) on Thursday, November 21 at 7pm at Cine (234 West Hancock Ave. in Downtown Athens). The discussion will focus on Heatley's newest graphic novel, QUALIFICATION. David Heatley’s comics and drawings have appeared on the cover of The New…

Phil alumni panel 11/19
Philosophy Alumni Panel Nov. 5

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 1:32pm
The Department of Philosophy coordinated with the Franklin College Office of Development and Alumni Relations in hosting an Alumni Panel on November 5, 2019. Four distinguished alumni gathered with department head Aaron Meskin and a group of graduate and undergraduate students to discuss what studying Philosophy at UGA meant to them and how it helped them get to where they are today. Panelists included: Dr. Peter Ahumada (PhD Philosophy '15) -- …

John Kulvicki
Lecture – Friday, Oct. 25: John Kulvicki, “Reshaping the Arts of Space”

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 9:51am
Dartmouth College Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, John Kulvicki will speak on “Reshaping the Arts of Space” in 115 Peabody Hall on Friday, October 25 at 3:30pm as part of the Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series. Kulvicki’s work focuses primarily on perception and pictorial representation to explore the question, “How do we use pictures and other representations to learn about the world around us?” He is the…

Alison Bailey
Lecture - Friday, Sept. 27: Alison Bailey, “Anger, Silence, and Epistemic Justice”

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:39pm
Illinois State University Professor Alison Bailey will speak on “Anger, Silence, and Epistemic Justice” in 115 Peabody Hall on Friday, September 27 at 3:30pm as part of the Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series. As director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at ISU, Bailey’s scholarship engages issues at the intersections of feminist theories, philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and social epistemology--especially…

Meskin coffee
Meet New Department Head Sept. 5

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 2:12pm
On Thursday, Sept. 5, students are invited to enjoy coffee, iced tea, and cookies with the new Head of the Department of Philosophy, Aaron Meskin at 5pm in Peabody Hall. Dr. Meskin has recently joined us after teaching philosophy for 14 years in England. This offers an opportunity to talk about what’s working well in the department and also to present ideas about what else the department could be doing. Dr. Meskin will discuss his plans for the…

Raul Saucedo
Lecture - Friday, Sept. 7: Raul Saucedo, "Ontological Collectivism"

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 3:12pm
University of Colorado Assistant Professor Raul Saucedo will speak on "Ontological Collectivism" in Peabody Hall on Friday, September 7, at 3:30 p.m. This event is part of the UGA Department of Philosophy's Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series and takes place with support from the Willson Center for Humanities & the Arts. Raul Saucedo works primarily in metaphysics and related topics in logic and philosophy of science. His current…

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