Happy holidays to all!
Visiting graduate students from Nanjing University in China attended Prof. Reed Winegar's class on Schopenhauer and Hegel!
We had a huge turnout for the first Fordham MAP Talk & Teach event! We had 6 panelists talking about how they work to diversify syllabi!
Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame) is launching a project called “Philosophy as a Way of Life ” along with Fordham's Stephen Grimm, Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan) and Caleb Cohoe (Metropolitan State University of Denver)! The project is funded by a Mellon Grant. More info here.
Cheryl Misak gave a department colloquium on Ramsey, Pragmatism and the Vienna Circle today afternoon!
Noah Hahn also presented at the Fall Graduate Symposium—on the topic of Wittgenstein and Natural Law Ethics! Comments provided by Dr. Baur via Chris Myers.
Special thanks to the FPS (Fordham Philosophical Society) for all their efforts!
Andy Jampol-Petzinger Petzinger’s gave the monthly Brown Bag Talk. His talk was on Kierkegaard and Deleuze!
The NY-China Epistemology Conference was a great success and a wonderful international exchange of ideas! Thanks to all participants for making it out for the past few days.
Daniel Singer from U. Penn visited the Epistemology and Ethics Reading Group yesterday night, and discussed his paper on Epistemic Consequentialism!
Congratulations to the 2018 winner of the Jane B. Aron Memorial Prize: Wei Guo! The Prize is awarded annually to a graduating philosophy major at FCLC—it is the highest departmental honor, and the winner gets $2000 towards tuition!
Pictured here are Wei and Dr. Stephen Grimm.
Tonight, Dr. Stephen C. Angle gave the annual Sullivan Lecture on the topic of "Confucianism as a Way of Life" to a packed McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham Lincoln Center.
On Sunday September 23rd, the Philosophy Dept. had its fall picnic welcoming new graduate students, faculty members, and others!
Today, Professor Babich gave an illuminating departmental talk to a full Flom Auditorium entitled "Nietzsche on the Triumph (Sieg) of Scientific Method over Science."
There will be a special "Scholar Session" devoted to the work of Dr. John Drummond on Friday, October 19, at the SPEP meeting to be held at Penn State University. Steven Crowell (Rice University) and Daniel Dahlstrom (Boston University) will comment on Dr. Drummond's work, and he will respond.
The Philosophy Department hosted its spring picnic this week. See below for some pictures, and warm thanks to Sara Pope for organizing! (And be assured that the cornhole boards were not warped when Greg Lynch made them four years ago.)
The Philosophy Department is delighted to welcome Lauren Kopajtic into a tenure-track position this fall. Lauren is currently a member of the Society of Fellows at Columbia, and received her doctorate from Harvard in 2017. She specializes in Early Modern Philosophy, the History of Ethics, and Philosophy and Literature.
Four current Ph.D. students--Rob Duffy, Jesús Luzardo, Lillian Cicerchia, and Chris Myers--have had papers accepted on the main program at the upcoming SPEP conference at Penn State. Congratulations Rob, Jesús, Lillian, and Chris!
Prof. Brian Johnson, a specialist in ancient philosophy, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Cura Personalis Award, given to a Fordham College at Lincoln Center faculty member who has gone above and beyond to care for undergraduates at the Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center. Congratulations, Brian!