The Department of Philosophy announces graduate student award winners. Alex Asay and Sam Bennett both received the Center for Teaching and Learning's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, recognizing students who have demonstrated superior instructional skills in the classroom or lab.
Gehad Abdelal and Michael Starling are recipients of the 2022-23 Joseph Bertram Gittler Fellowship awarded annually…
Spring 2022 Graduate Student News & Accomplishments
Wed, 03/23/2022 - 1:48pm
Michael Starling is a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2022. He will be developing and teaching an Introduction to Philosophy course at Whitworth Women’s Facility (a long-term incarceration facility in North Georgia) as part of Bard College’s Clemente Courses in the Humanities partnership with Common Good Atlanta. This partnership provides courses for college credit to underserved and non-traditional students, specifically…
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.
Spring 2021 Graduate Student Achievements
Wed, 02/10/2021 - 3:29pm
PhD student Michael Lindquist organized a new Philosophy for Children Service Learning Class, which debuted in the Spring 2021 semester. In this class, undergraduate philosophy students are given the opportunity to do philosophy with K-12 students via programs at the Athens-Clarke County Library and the East Athens Community Center. Lindquist also gave an online presentation of the paper “Wilderness Values in Outer Space” at the 24th annual…
Philosophy Graduate Students Reflect on Teaching Writing
Mon, 12/21/2020 - 11:32am
Two Department of Philosophy graduate students participating in the Writing Intensive Program's teaching assistantship program have published pieces on the program's blog reflecting upon their approaches to teaching writing.
Amin Amouhadi's piece, "Becoming a Better Writer" discusses the importance of approaching writing as a practiced skill that carries over into everyday conversation. "Writing, either for oneself or for others, always shapes…
Philosophy for Children Service Learning Course Announced
Fri, 12/11/2020 - 10:00am
The Department of Philosophy has launched the new course, Philosophy for Children (PHIL 3900S) for the Spring 2021 semester. Developed and taught by PhD student Michael Lindquist in partnership with the UGA Office of Service Learning, twenty-one students are enrolled this semester. The course allows UGA students an opportunity to to fulfill UGA’s experiential learning requirement by engaging with with K-12 students via teen programs at the…
Several UGA Department of Philosophy graduate students have defended theses and dissertations, as well as achieved important awards and recognitions in recent weeks. Congratulations to these hard-working students and best of luck to those moving on to pursue further educational opportunities and careers in philosophy.
Nathan Vacher successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Significance and the Indefinite in Hans Blumenberg's 'Work on…
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