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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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Congratulations to Philosophy Graduates & Awardees

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 1:35pm
The Department of Philosophy community gathered for an online celebration on May 14, 2020 to recognize this year's graduates and award winners. The event was attended by Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Dean Alan Dorsey and included recorded remarks from UGA icon Coach Vince Dooley as well as Department of Philosophy alumnus Dustin Elliott, an environmental/natural resource policy attorney who is now the legal director of the solar startup…
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Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 7:41am
 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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Department of Philosophy Announces Pre-Law Track

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 12:36pm
UGA Department of Philosophy announces a Pre-Law Track for undergraduate philosophy majors interested in pursuing a career in law. In conjunction with faculty members from the UGA School of Law, philosophy faculty members have identified nine courses within the department that cover material that might be particularly helpful to those pursuing further studies in law. These include: Ethical Theory, Feminist Philosophy, Biomedical Ethics, Theory…
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Frank Harrison Passes Away

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 12:40pm
Longtime University of Georgia Professor of Philosophy, Frank Harrison III passed away on April 16, 2020 peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Harrison had retired from teaching in May 2017 and relocated to Marietta, Georgia to be near his beloved family. Born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1935, Harrison attended college at University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and was awarded his MA and PhD at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He…
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Lectures Presented Online

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 2:22pm
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 https://zoom.us/j/96760966159 Fitelson's talk, "How to Model the Epistemic Probabilities of Conditionals" takes place on Friday, April 23 at 4pm and…
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Support for Student Presentations Available

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 1:14pm
If you are a philosophy major/minor presenting a philosophy paper in a conference this semester, the philosophy department might be able to help with some financial support. In order to apply you will need to send an e-mail to samarast@uga.edu with details of your acceptance, before your presentation and no later than FEB 21st. You will also need to submit receipts of travel, accommodation etc. after your conference.
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Recent Faculty News

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:23pm
FACULTY NEWS Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Edward Halper has assumed the presidency of the International Plato Society. UGA will be hosting the Society’s Symposium XIII, “Plato’s Sophist” in July 2022. Halper also has been busy with multiple speaking engagements across the globe recently, including: the keynote address at the Conference on “Plato’s Philosophy in the Context of…
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Recent Faculty & Grad Student Publications

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 3:55pm
Several UGA Department of Philosophy faculty members and graduate students have published books, chapters, and articles in recent months: Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dien Winfield authored Universal Biology after Aristotle, Kant, & Hegel: The Philosopher’s Guide to Life in the Universe (Palgrave MacMillan), drawing upon the work of three iconic thinkers to develop a philsopher’s guide to life in the universe via a biospheric…
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About New Department Head Aaron Meskin

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 5:08pm
Dr. Aaron Meskin is the new head of the Department of Philosophy. Meskin most recently served as Professor of Philosophical Aesthetics at University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, has taught at Leeds and 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, Philosophy of Film, Philosophy of Food, and Philosophy of…

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