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.
The Department of Philosophy extends sincere congratulations to our 2018 graduating seniors and scholarship awardees. These students were recognized with a brief ceremony & reception on May 3, 2018. Awardees include: Erin Gorman (Russell Prize), Valerie King (Hart Scholarship), Ryan Mcardle (Harrison Scholarship), John Malone (Severens Scholarship).
Applications for both the Hart and Harrison Scholarships must be submitted to the Philosophy office by Friday, April 27 at 5pm.
"Ryle-ing the Irreal: sensory imagining as knowing about sensing" - Robert Hopkins (NYU) Friday, Feb. 2 (3:30pm, 115 Peabody)
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.
Victoria “Vicky” Davion passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Dr. Davion served as Head of the Department of Philosophy from 2005 until falling ill this year. She was founder and editor of the journal, Ethics & the Environment, and a celebrated scholar of ecofeminism and environmental ethics.