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UGA Philosophy graduation reception
Department of Philosophy Hosts Spring 2022 Graduation Reception

The Department of Philosophy hosted a reception and awards presentation on Friday, May 13 to recognize Spring 2022 graduates and award recipients. Students and their families gathered for refreshments in front of Peabody Hall as department head Aaron Meskin and associate professor Piers Stephens recognized this year's scholarship and award winners. Undergraduate coordinator Athanasios Samaras presented all graduates with a gift bag containing a…

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

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…

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Philosophy Department Celebrates Graduating Seniors

  On Friday May 17th the Philosophy Department held both a virtual and a face to face ceremony in celebration of its seniors graduating in the spring and summer 2021. A record number of Philosophy majors graduated this year and some of them are going on to prestigious graduate programs. Congratulations to our students and best of luck in all future endeavors!  Gianna Scerbo, recipient of the Richard H. Severens scholarship, with…

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UGA Alumnus & Former RBG Clerk Speaks on Forgiveness, Resentment, Philosophy, and the Law

Scott Hershovitz, UGA Philosophy alumnus, University of Michigan professor of law and philosophy, former US Department of Justice litigator, and former clerk for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, gave an online talk on “RBG, Taylor Swift, & Me: A Life in Law & Philosophy” before a UGA audience on October 27. Hershovitz shared details of his journey from philosophy, to a career in law, and back to academia where he writes…

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UGA Alumni on "Philosophy & Law" Panel

Michael Loebl Adrien Pritchett Rory Weeks Matt Wells Four alumni of both the UGA Department of Philosophy and the School of Law gathered virtually to participate in a panel discussion on “Philosophy & Law” on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The event was organized by the Department and the Franklin College Office of Development & Alumni Relations (thanks Debbie Daniel!) to provide a context for current students to meet alumni and…

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Lectures Presented Online

Scheduled lectures co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence by Tina Eliassi-Rad & Branden Fitelson will now be presented online via Zoom. Eliassi Rad's talk, "Just Machine Learning" takes place on Thursday, April 23 at 4pm and can be viewed at Fitelson's talk, "How to Model the Epistemic Probabilities of Conditionals" takes place on…

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Discussion with Cartoonist David Heatley

Noted cartoonist David Heatley (MY BRAIN IS HANGING UPSIDE DOWN, DEADPAN) will be joined in conversation with University of Georgia professors Aaron Meskin (Philosophy) and Christopher Pizzino (Creative Writing) on Thursday, November 21 at 7pm at Cine (234 West Hancock Ave. in Downtown Athens). The discussion will focus on Heatley's newest graphic novel, QUALIFICATION. David Heatley’s comics and drawings have appeared on the cover of…

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Philosophy Alumni Panel Nov. 5

The Department of Philosophy coordinated with the Franklin College Office of Development and Alumni Relations in hosting an Alumni Panel on November 5, 2019. Four distinguished alumni gathered with department head Aaron Meskin and a group of graduate and undergraduate students to discuss what studying Philosophy at UGA meant to them and how it helped them get to where they are today. Panelists included: Dr. Peter Ahumada (PhD…

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Lecture – Friday, Oct. 25: John Kulvicki, “Reshaping the Arts of Space”

Dartmouth College Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, John Kulvicki will speak on “Reshaping the Arts of Space” in 115 Peabody Hall on Friday, October 25 at 3:30pm as part of the Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series. Kulvicki’s work focuses primarily on perception and pictorial representation to explore the question, “How do we use pictures and other representations to learn about the world around us?” He is the…

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Lecture - Friday, Sept. 27: Alison Bailey, “Anger, Silence, and Epistemic Justice”

Illinois State University Professor Alison Bailey will speak on “Anger, Silence, and Epistemic Justice” in 115 Peabody Hall on Friday, September 27 at 3:30pm as part of the Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series. As director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at ISU, Bailey’s scholarship engages issues at the intersections of feminist theories, philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and social epistemology--especially…

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