Wright Awarded Gittler Fellowship

Ava Thomas Wright

UGA Department of Philosophy Ph. D candidate Ava Thomas Wright has been awarded the Joseph Bertram Gittler Fellowship in support of her dissertation on “The Duty of Veracity.” Wright’s work has a particularly contemporary poignancy in that it examines the practice of social testimonial statements about certain kinds of expert knowledge via Kant’s theory of justice.

"Ryle-ing the Irreal: sensory imagining as knowing about sensing" - Robert Hopkins (NYU) Friday, Feb. 2 (3:30pm, 115 Peabody)

Robert Hopkins

Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series

Gilbert Ryle claims that perception involves both sensation and thought. Sensory imagining, he holds, though usually considered to involve something like the recreation of sensation, in fact involves only the deployment of perceptual thought. Ryle thus offers the most radical alternative to the account of imagining that has dominated thinking in both philosophy and psychology.