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…

Aaron Meskin
Aaron Meskin to Head Department of Philosophy

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:07pm
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Dr. Aaron Meskin will join the faculty as department head in July 2019. Meskin, who is currently Professor of Philosophical Aesthetics at University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, has taught at Leeds since 2005. He previously worked at Texas Tech University and earned his PhD from Rutgers University. His areas of interest include Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Philosophical Psychology…

Japa Pallikkathayil
Lecture - Friday, Nov. 2: Japa Pallikkathayil "Free Speech & the Embodied Self"

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 1:06pm
University of Pittsburgh assistant professor Japa Pallikkathayil will speak on "Freedom of Speech & the Embodied Self" in 115 Peabody Hall on Friday, November 2 at 3:30pm as part of the Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series. Pallikkathayil works in applied ethics and on issues at the intersection of moral and political philosophy, recently focusing on the topics of coercion, deception, and exploitation. Her work has been featured in…

Lewis Gordon
Lecture - Friday, Oct. 12: Lewis R. Gordon, “Four Kinds of Invisibility from Euromodernity”

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:23pm
University of Connecticut Professor Lewis R. Gordon will speak on  “Four Kinds of Invisibility from Euromodernity” in 115 Peabody Hall on Friday, Oct. 12 at 3:30pm. Gordon is a Professor of Philosophy with affiliations in African studies, Judaic studies, Caribbean and Latinx studies, and Asian and Asian American studies. He presents at the invitation of the UGA Philosophy Graduate Student Association as part of the UGA Department of Philosophy's…

Ava Thomas Wright
Wright Awarded Gittler Fellowship

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:09pm
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. In her dissertation, Wright is examining whether experts have a legal “duty of…

Philosophy, awards, 2018 graduates
Congratulations Philosophy Graduates & Awardees!

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 2:30pm
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).  Pictured from Left to Right: Tom Morrison, Jacob Parr, Ryan Mcardle, Jonathan Johnson,…

Hart & Harrison Undergraduate Scholarships Application Deadline April 27

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:54pm
Applications for both the Hart and Harrison Scholarships must be submitted to the Philosophy office by Friday, April 27 at 5pm.  The Daniel Hart Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends in December 2007 as an endowed fund to honor the memory of 1990 UGA Philosophy graduate Daniel Shalom Hart, this scholarship recognizes junior or senior-level students who exhibit a broad intellectual curiosity and philosophical creativity.…

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

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:27am
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. Ultimately, Ryle’s radical…

Victoria Davion with dog
Memorial for Victoria Davion December 8

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:38am
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. The Department of Philosophy will host a memorial reception celebrating the life of Victoria…

Plato Mini-Festival

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:48pm
As a follow-up to the "International Plato Society Midterm Meeting: Platonic Moral Realism" being held at Emory University in Atlanta March 13-15, on Monday, March 16 UGA's Department of Philosophy will host a Plato Mini-Festival starting at 3:30 p.m. in room 115 Peabody. Three extraordinarily distinguished scholars of Plato will be delivering papers: Sarah Broadie (University of St. Andrews, Scotland): "Plato and Aristotle on the Theoretical…