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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…

William T. Blackstone
William T. Blackstone Scholarship Announced

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 2:40pm
The Department of Philosophy announces the William T. Blackstone Honors Philosophy Scholarship, an annual award of $1500 to be awarded in the Spring semester of each academic year. Honors students who have demonstrated overall academic excellence and a strong interest in philosophy are eligible to apply.  This scholarship honors the memory of William T. Blackstone who served as the Head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the…

double dawgs
Become a Philosophy Double Dawg

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 2:52pm
The Department of Philosophy is proud to participate in the University of Georgia's Double Dawgs program. Enthusiastic philosophy students can now earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years or less. Through this popular program, motivated students can save time and money as they move forward toward postgraduate success. “The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to be able to offer this new Double Dawgs program," says…

Ethics & the Environment 25th anniversary
Ethics & the Environment Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:25am
Ethics & the Environment celebrates 25 years of editorship at the University of Georgia Department of Philosophy. This biannual peer-review journal of environmental philosophy was founded in 1995 by UGA professor and ecofeminist scholar Victoria Davion and has steadily grown to international recognition as one of the premier journals in the field.   Upon Davion’s untimely passing in 2017, Associate Professor Piers H.G. Stephens assumed…

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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, Summer 2020

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…

Frank Harrison
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…

Eliassi-Rad & Fitelson lectures online
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 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 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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