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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…

Philosophy Multiculturalism
New Course Announced: PHIL 2700-Philosophical Approaches to Multiculturalism

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 3:12pm
The Department of Philosophy announces the approval of PHIL 2700, Philosophical Approaches to Multiculturalism, for enrollment in Spring 2021. Developed by Assistant Professor Rohan Sikri, this class meets the Franklin College Multicultural requirement.  “This course offers students the opportunity to learn about the discourse on multiculturalism (in particular, about its iterations in the United States), explore tensions and problems…

Brad Bassler
Brad Bassler Retires

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 2:59pm
Longtime Department of Philosophy Professor Brad Bassler has retired after 25 years at the University of Georgia. In addition to his work in the philosophy of literature, mathematics, and physics, Bassler is an accomplished mathematician, musician, and poet--a true Renaissance man who has spent his career committed to interdisciplinary exploration. He is the author of four philosophical treatises: Kant, Shelley and the Visionary Critique of…

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2021 Kleiner Lecture Series Announced

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 3:05pm
The Department of Philosophy announces the Fall 2021 through Spring 2022 lineup for the annual Scott & Heather Kleiner Lecture Series. We are proud to present renowned Philosophy scholars from around the globe presenting important talks on a wide array of relevant philosophical topics. This year's schedule of Kleiner lectures includes: September 23, 2021  Jonathan Wolff  (Oxford University) "Inequality in the City" (online)   Thursday,…

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Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 3:27pm
Jim Filler Zach Gardner 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. Justin Simpson Michael Starling…

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Philosophy Department Celebrates Graduating Seniors

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 11:33am
  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 undergraduate…

Undergraduate Award Winners Announced

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 1:32pm
Isabelle Riddle William T. Blackstone Honors Philosophy Scholarship Isabelle is graduating with a B.S. in Biology (with a neuroscience area of emphasis) and a minor in Philosophy. She hopes to attend medical school and become a diagnostician after a gap year of ecology field research. She is passionate about travel, medical ethics, poetry, and good conversations with friends.       Emma Emery Frank Harrison III Scholarship Emma Emery is an…

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Scholarship Application Deadline April 12

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:36am
It's that time of the year again! The Department of Philosophy is currently seeking applications for undergraduate scholarships including the Frank Harrison III Scholarship, the Daniel S. Hart Memorial Scholarship, the William T. Blackstone Honors Philosophy Scholarship, the Richard H. Severens Scholarship, and nominations for the Horace B. Russell Prize. Application materials, qualifying criteria, and award amounts vary for each scholarship.…

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Statement in Support of AAPI Students, Staff, and Faculty

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 11:21am
The Department of Philosophy endorses the recent statement from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences regarding the recent Atlanta shootings. We express our support for, and solidarity with, Asian and Asian-American staff, students and faculty as well as our commitment to equity, inclusiveness and respect: The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences expresses support for, and solidarity with, our Asian and Asian-American students, staff, and…

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Minor in Law, Ethics, & Philosophy Announced

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 1:24pm
The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce a new minor in Law, Ethics, and Philosophy in partnership with the UGA School of Law. This course of study gives undergraduate students an enhanced opportunity to achieve a deeper understanding of legal and ethical modes of thinking and increase their familiarity with philosophical concepts and arguments used in these fields. "We're really excited to offer this new major which  was developed in…

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