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UGA Hosts International Plato Society’s Symposium Platonicum XIII: Plato’s Sophist

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 2:58pm
As current president of the International Plato Society, Edward Halper, UGA Department of Philosophy Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, is the primary organizer of the IPS’s Symposium Platonicum XIII: Plato’s Sophist, welcoming dozens of esteemed Plato scholars from around the globe to this event at UGA's Terry College of Business July 18-22, 2022. International Plato scholars have gathered in a…

Aaron Meskin
Meskin Leads Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Grant Team

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 5:47pm
Philosophy department head Aaron Meskin is the primary investigator on the grant project “From AI Ethics to AI Aesthetics: Artificial Intelligence and Aesthetic Harm,” which has been awarded a UGA Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grant. Joining Meskin are Pengyuan Wang, Rosanna Smith, and Carolina Salge of the Terry College of Business; David Saltz, Isabelle Wallace, and Katie Geha of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; and Anna…

Winfield Defense of Reason
Spring 2022 Faculty News & Accomplishments

Wed, 03/02/2022 - 3:51pm
Distinguished Research Professor, Richard Winfield published his twenty-third single-authored book, In Defense of Reason after Hegel: Why We Are So Wise (Anthem 2022). This volume collects many of his most recent essays, including three not previously published. The book addresses fundamental problems concerning how nature should be conceived, how mind and language operate in ways that empower, rather than relativize reason, how fine art  can…

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Fall 2021 Faculty News

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 3:47pm
Yuri Balashov became increasingly involved in the activities of the American Translators Association and the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, becoming a member of both, attending their conferences, and discovering them to be very different communities. These activities are in continuation of his ongoing project on human and machine translation.   As the current President of the International Plato Society, Distinguished…

Edward Charles Halper
Spring 2021 Faculty News & Publications

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 11:40am
Edward Halper, Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor published an opinion piece in the December 3, 2020 issue of the New York Daily News titled, “What philosophy teaches us in a pandemic.” As the President of the International Plato Society, Halper organized online sessions for symposia for the 2020 American Phlosophical Association’s Central and Pacific meetings as well as all three 2021 APA…

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Halper Publishes Op-Ed

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 2:52pm
Edward Halper, Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy has published an opinion piece in the December 3, 2020 edition of the New York Daily News, "What philosophy teaches us in a pandemic." Citing inspiration from Bill Murray's character in the 1993 comedy film Groundhog Day, Plato, Aristotle, and Isaac Newton's period of productivity while quarantined during the plague…

Beth Preston
Beth Preston Retires

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 12:16pm
Longtime Department of Philosophy Professor Beth Preston has retired after 30 years of service to the University of Georgia. Preston joined the Department in 1990 and served as Interim Head from 2017-2019, she was a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence from 1990-2004 and an affiliate of the Center for Integrated Conservation Research since 2014. "Dr Preston is a world-renowned researcher, a superb teacher, and was a…

Winfield Democracy Unchained
Fall 2020 Faculty News

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:24pm
Professor Yuri Balashov presented "Multiple Lives in Relativistic Spacetime?" at the 8th Annual California Metaphysics Conference, University of Southern California in January 2020 and published a paper, "Common Sense and Relativistic Supercoincidence" in Scientific Challenges to Common Sense Philosophy (Routledge, 2020). He also completed a second discipline study in Linguistics and is actively working on a new research project on human and…

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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…

Frank Harrison
Frank Harrison Passes Away

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 12:40pm
Longtime University of Georgia Professor of Philosophy, Frank Harrison III passed away on April 16, 2020 peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Harrison had retired from teaching in May 2017 and relocated to Marietta, Georgia to be near his beloved family. Born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1935, Harrison attended college at University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and was awarded his MA and PhD at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He…

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