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Halper Publishes Op-Ed

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 2:52pm
Edward Halper, Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy has published an opinion piece in the December 3, 2020 edition of the New York Daily News, "What philosophy teaches us in a pandemic." Citing inspiration from Bill Murray's character in the 1993 comedy film Groundhog Day, Plato, Aristotle, and Isaac Newton's period of productivity while quarantined during the plague…

Beth Preston
Beth Preston Retires

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 12:16pm
Longtime Department of Philosophy Professor Beth Preston has retired after 30 years of service to the University of Georgia. Preston joined the Department in 1990 and served as Interim Head from 2017-2019, she was a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence from 1990-2004 and an affiliate of the Center for Integrated Conservation Research since 2014. "Dr Preston is a world-renowned researcher, a superb teacher, and was a…

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Fall 2020 Faculty News

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:24pm
Professor Yuri Balashov presented "Multiple Lives in Relativistic Spacetime?" at the 8th Annual California Metaphysics Conference, University of Southern California in January 2020 and published a paper, "Common Sense and Relativistic Supercoincidence" in Scientific Challenges to Common Sense Philosophy (Routledge, 2020). He also completed a second discipline study in Linguistics and is actively working on a new research project on human and…

Chris Cuomo
Cuomo Receives Inaugural Davion Award

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:54am
Victoria Davion  UGA professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies Chris Cuomo is the recipient of the inaugural Victoria Davion Award for Intersectionality in Environmental Ethics to be presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Ethics. The award is in honor of Victoria Davion, the first woman appointed head of the University of Georgia Department of Philosophy, a position which she held from 2005 until…

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…

Chris Cuomo
Cuomo Interviewed in Times of India

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:23am
An interview with Department of Philosophy Professor Chris Cuomo appeared in a recent edition of The Times of India. Reporter Srijana Mitra Das spoke with Cuomo about her work in ecofeminism and the interrelationship of women and nature in the February 8, 2020 article "Women and nature share a powerful moral connection" appearing in The Times "Evoke" section featuring regular coverage of climate change and socio-ecological issues.  

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Meet New Department Head Sept. 5

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 2:12pm
On Thursday, Sept. 5, students are invited to enjoy coffee, iced tea, and cookies with the new Head of the Department of Philosophy, Aaron Meskin at 5pm in Peabody Hall. Dr. Meskin has recently joined us after teaching philosophy for 14 years in England. This offers an opportunity to talk about what’s working well in the department and also to present ideas about what else the department could be doing. Dr. Meskin will discuss his plans for the…

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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…

Aaron Meskin
Aaron Meskin to Head Department of Philosophy

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:07pm
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Dr. Aaron Meskin will join the faculty as department head in July 2019. Meskin, who is currently Professor of Philosophical Aesthetics at University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, has taught at Leeds since 2005. He 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…

Melissa Fahmy
Fahmy Awarded Teaching Fellowship

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:03pm
Melissa Seymour Fahmy, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, has been selected as a Center for Teaching & Learning Senior Teaching Fellow. This award provides senior faculty with an opportunity to focus on undergraduate instruction and enables opportunities for faculty from a variety of disciplines to interact and share ideas regarding instructional challenges. CTL Fellowships help reinforce an instructional environment that…

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