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Spring 2023 Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

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

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…

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Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

Jim Filler Zach Gardner Congratulations to Jim Filler, PhD and Zach Gardener, MA who have recently completed their studies in the Department of Philosophy at UGA. Filler's dissertation is entitled, "Heidegger's Neoplatonic Ontology: Relation as the Ground of Being," while Gardner's thesis is "Ethics Implications in Environmental Aesthetics." Best of luck to these new alumni in their future endeavors. Justin Simpson Michael…

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

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

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…

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Philosophy Alumni Panel Nov. 5

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…

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