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Fall '22 Philosophy graduates (Barta, Moynihan, Spector, & Sumlin pictured L-R)
Celebrating Fall 2022 Graduates

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 1:47pm
The Department of Philosophy held a reception on Friday, December 16 celebrating the graduation of students participating in the Fall 2022 commencement ceremonies. Congratulations to these accomplished students (Barta, Moynihan, Spector, & Sumlin pictured L-R): Michael Lindquist, PhD Jackson P. Barta, BA  Canah M. Dawson, BA Asadullah Khan, BA John I. Mbadugha, BA Matthew R. Pilgrim, BA Mary K. Simmons, BA Ivy L. Spector, BA Hayden W. Sumlin…

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…

Peabody Hall
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…

Undergraduate Award Winners Announced

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 1:32pm
Isabelle Riddle William T. Blackstone Honors Philosophy Scholarship Isabelle is graduating with a B.S. in Biology (with a neuroscience area of emphasis) and a minor in Philosophy. She hopes to attend medical school and become a diagnostician after a gap year of ecology field research. She is passionate about travel, medical ethics, poetry, and good conversations with friends.       Emma Emery Frank Harrison III Scholarship Emma Emery is an…

Chris Cuomo
Cuomo Receives Inaugural Davion Award

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:54am
Victoria Davion  UGA professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies Chris Cuomo is the recipient of the inaugural Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics to be presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Ethics. The award is in honor of Victoria Davion, the first woman appointed head of the University of Georgia Department of Philosophy, a position which she held from 2005 until…

Ethics & the Environment 25th anniversary
Ethics & the Environment Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:25am
Ethics & the Environment celebrates 25 years of editorship at the University of Georgia Department of Philosophy. This biannual peer-review journal of environmental philosophy was founded in 1995 by UGA professor and ecofeminist scholar Victoria Davion and has steadily grown to international recognition as one of the premier journals in the field.   Upon Davion’s untimely passing in 2017, Associate Professor Piers H.G. Stephens assumed…

2020 undergrad writings
Spring 2020 Undergraduates' Writings Recognized

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 3:22pm
Congratulations go out to three Department of Philosophy undergraduates who have earned recognition for their writing as undergraduate students. Marc Biemiller, 2020 graduate who double-majored in Philosophy and Music, had his paper “Augustine and Plato: Clarifying Misconceptions” published in the Fall 2019 issue of the journal Aporia. “I first began to read Augustine in high school and immediately noticed his obvious connection with Plato, the…

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