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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…

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In Memory of John Granrose: 1939-2022

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 4:24pm
Department of Philosophy Professor Emeritus John Granrose passed away peacefully on November 24, 2023 at his home in Yorkshire, England at the age of 83. Dr. Granrose taught Philosophy at UGA for 27 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a visiting professor at Keele University in England and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, as well as an avid musician and accomplished magician. After retirement, Granrose graduated from the C.…

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Fall 2022 Kleiner Lecture Series Announced

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 2:56pm
The UGA Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the Fall 2022 Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series beginning on September 29. This semester's lineup includes six esteemed scholars from throughout the US and Canada speaking on a wide variety of topics touching upon philosophy, ethics, and the law. Lectures take place on Thursday afternoons in 115 Peabody Hall, unless otherwise noted. See individual event pages linked below:…

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Welcome Davis and Cahill

Mon, 08/22/2022 - 2:40pm
The Department of Philosophy extends warm welcomes to new assistant professor Jeremy Davis and visiting scholar Kevin Michael Cahill. Jeremy Davis specializes in normative and applied ethics with recent research focusing on ethical questions arising from the use of algorithmic systems in police & military contexts. Originally from Kansas City, MO, Davis earned his PhD from University of Toronto and had previous positions at the United…

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Philosophy for Children Class Enrolling for Fall 2022

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 3:04pm
The Department of Philosophy & the UGA Office of Service Learning are pleased to enroll PHIL 3900S “Philosophy for Children” for Fall 2022. In partnership with the Athens Regional Library System’s teen afterschool program, “Let’s Talk About That: Philosophy for Teens," UGA philosophy students work with local middle and high school students at the Athens-Clarke County Library engaging in critical thinking and discussion of a wide variety of…

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Graduate Student Defenses & Awards Announced

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 2:28pm
Alex AsaySam BennettThe 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. Michael StarlingGehad Abdelal and Michael Starling are recipients of the 2022-23 Joseph Bertram Gittler Fellowship awarded annually to…

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Department of Philosophy Hosts Spring 2022 Graduation Reception

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 2:01pm
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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Undergraduate Scholarship & Award Winners Announced

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 3:16pm
The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the 2022 undergraduate scholarship & award winners. Congratulations to Himani Yadav, David Hauser, Andrew Zach,  Kemper Higgins, Julia (“Lizzie”) Hippe, Ellie Moser, and Matthew Li: The Blackstone Scholarship Himani Yadav is a Philosophy, Computer Science, and Cognitive Science major. At UGA they conduct deep learning research and enjoy getting involved in service opportunities, singing in…

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

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 2:58pm
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 gathered in a…

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Meskin Leads Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Grant Team

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 5:47pm
Philosophy department head Aaron Meskin is the primary investigator on the grant project “From AI Ethics to AI Aesthetics: Artificial Intelligence and Aesthetic Harm,” which has been awarded a UGA Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grant. Joining Meskin are Pengyuan Wang, Rosanna Smith, and Carolina Salge of the Terry College of Business; David Saltz, Isabelle Wallace, and Katie Geha of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; and Anna…

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