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Winfield "Rethinking the Arts"
Fall 2023 Faculty News & Accomplishments

Richard Winfield’s latest book, Rethinking the Arts After Hegel: From Architecture to Motion Pictures, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan this November.   Early this year, assistant professor Jeremy Davis presented "When Might Using Algorithmic Systems be Morally Required?" at the Philosophy, AI, and Society Workshop at Stanford University, served as a a panelist on the ChatGPT Panel here at UGA, and presented "…

Dr. Youjin Kong
Youjin Kong Joins Philosophy Faculty

The Department of Philosophy is excited to welcome new assistant professor, Youjin Kong. Kong's specializations in Social/Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence bring great expertise in areas of scholarship with tremendous relevance in contemporary society and culture. Her current research analyzes how AI reproduces gender and racial injustice and explores the nature of social identity and power…

Youjin Kong
Kong to Join Philosophy Faculty

The Department of Philosophy is excited to welcome Youjin Kong to our faculty. Dr. Kong will be joining the department as an Assistant Professor in August 2023. She achieved her PhD at Michigan State University and she specializes in social/political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and the ethics of artificial intelligence with a focus on social identity and gender and racial justice.  "I am really excited that Dr. Kong…

Peabody Hall
Spring 2023 Faculty News & Accomplishments

Professor Yuri Balashov gave a talk on "Harnessing the Power of Domain Adaptation" at the Annual Conference of the American Translators Association in Los Angeles, CA in October. Associate professor Melissa Fahmy’s paper, “Never Merely as a Means: Rethinking the Role and Relevance of Consent” was published in the March 2023 issue of Kantian Review. Dr. Fahmy presented her recent work on obligatory ends in the Biennial Meeting…

John Granrose
In Memory of John Granrose: 1939-2022

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…

Peabody in Fall
Fall 2022 Faculty News & Accomplishments

Professor Yuri Balashov continues his work on his project on human and machine translation. His new paper, “The boundaries of meaning: a case study in neural machine translation” was published in Inquiry and he gave several talks on the symbiosis of human and machine translation and attended an annual conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas. His work was supported by a Michael Award from the Franklin College of Arts…

Jeremy Davis
Welcome Davis and Cahill

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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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…

Aaron Meskin
Meskin Leads Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Grant Team

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…

Winfield Defense of Reason
Spring 2022 Faculty News & Accomplishments

Distinguished Research Professor, Richard Winfield published his twenty-third single-authored book, In Defense of Reason after Hegel: Why We Are So Wise (Anthem 2022). This volume collects many of his most recent essays, including three not previously published. The book addresses fundamental problems concerning how nature should be conceived, how mind and language operate in ways that empower, rather than relativize reason, how fine art…

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