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Undergraduate Award Winners Announced

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 2:46pm
We are proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the Horace B. Russell Prize, the Frank Harrison III Scholarship, the Daniel Hart Memorial Scholarship, and the Richard H. Severens Scholarship. Congratulations to the students recognized below on these well-deserved awards! Matthew Schramm awarded the Frank Harrison III Scholarship and the Richard H. Severens Scholarship “As a double major in philosophy and religion, I have been privileged to…

Josué Piñeiro
Josué Piñeiro Accepts Position at Kennesaw State University

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 5:10pm
Department of Philosophy PhD candidate Josué Piñeiro has accepted a position as a full time lecturer at Kennesaw State University starting in Fall 2023. His dissertation focuses on epistemic injustice and epistemic resistance with the incorporation of elements of the ethical and the political, his research interests drawing from the philosophy of race, decolonial theory, and feminist philosophy.  Piñeiro's interest in philosophy and critical…

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…

Youjin Kong
Kong to Join Philosophy Faculty

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 2:43pm
The Department of Philosophy is excited to welcome Youjin Kong to our faculty. Dr. Kong will be joining the department as an Assistant Professor in August 2023. She achieved her PhD at Michigan State University and she specializes in social/political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and the ethics of artificial intelligence with a focus on social identity and gender and racial justice.  "I am really excited that Dr. Kong will be joining us in…

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Spring 2023 Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

Wed, 03/29/2023 - 2:31pm
Dr. Michael Lindquist successfully defended his PhD dissertation, An Exploration of Environmental Values in Outer Space in July 2022, and is now employed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. His major professor was Dr Piers Stephens. Dr. Claire Worthington Mills successfully defended her PhD dissertation, Locating Livestock in Rawls’ Basic Structure: A Novel Approach to Distributive Justice for Farmed…

John Granrose
In Memory of John Granrose: 1939-2022

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 4:24pm
Department of Philosophy Professor Emeritus John Granrose passed away peacefully on November 24, 2023 at his home in Yorkshire, England at the age of 83. Dr. Granrose taught Philosophy at UGA for 27 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a visiting professor at Keele University in England and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, as well as an avid musician and accomplished magician. After retirement, Granrose graduated from the C.…

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Fall 2022 Kleiner Lecture Series Announced

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 2:56pm
The UGA Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the Fall 2022 Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series beginning on September 29. This semester's lineup includes six esteemed scholars from throughout the US and Canada speaking on a wide variety of topics touching upon philosophy, ethics, and the law. Lectures take place on Thursday afternoons in 115 Peabody Hall, unless otherwise noted. See individual event pages linked below:…

Jeremy Davis
Welcome Davis and Cahill

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 2:40pm
The Department of Philosophy extends warm welcomes to new assistant professor Jeremy Davis and visiting scholar Kevin Michael Cahill. Jeremy Davis specializes in normative and applied ethics with recent research focusing on ethical questions arising from the use of algorithmic systems in police & military contexts. Originally from Kansas City, MO, Davis earned his PhD from University of Toronto and had previous positions at the United…

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Philosophy for Children Class Enrolling for Fall 2022

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 3:04pm
The Department of Philosophy & the UGA Office of Service Learning are pleased to enroll PHIL 3900S “Philosophy for Children” for Fall 2022. In partnership with the Athens Regional Library System’s teen afterschool program, “Let’s Talk About That: Philosophy for Teens," UGA philosophy students work with local middle and high school students at the Athens-Clarke County Library engaging in critical thinking and discussion of a wide variety of…

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