Fordham Philosophy Graduate Student, Franziska van Buren, has paper accepted for the Ancient Philosophy Society's annual conference

Fordham Philosophy Graduate Student, Franziska van Buren, will present her paper, "ΠΩΛΑΡΙΟΝ ΠΛΑΤΩΝΟΣ: The Role of σχῆμα, μορφή, and εἶδος in Reinterpreting the Relationship between Platonic Participation and Aristotle’s Metaphysics" at the Ancient Philosophy Society's 2018 annual conference at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations!

Prof. Babette Babich edits new book, "Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science

Professor Babette Babich has edited a new book, Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science

Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science offers an explicit concern with the subject of the human.  Contributions by key authors focus on politics, economics, applied ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, education as well as the history of philosophy. 

Fordham Undergraduate Philosophy Student, Sanjana Rajagopal, wins Jane B. Aron Memorial Prize


The Jane B. Aron Memorial Prize in Philosophy is a prize awarded annually to a Fordham student at our Lincoln Center Campus majoring in philosophy who is entering their senior year. The student is selected by the philosophy faculty primarily on the basis of academic excellence, and receives an award of $2,000 towards their Fordham tuition. Congratulations, Sanjana! 

Right, Sanjana Rajagopal with her award. 

Dr. Matthew Crawford delivers annual Sullivan Lecture, "Attention as Cultural Problem and the Possibility of Education"

The Daniel J. Sullivan Memorial Lecture was inaugurated in 1985 to honor Professor Sullivan. The lecture was co-sponsored for many years by the Philosophy Department and Fordham's Jesuit Community with the aid of a fund established in Sullivan's honor. It has been sponsored by the Philosophy Department since 2010.


This year, Dr. Matthew Crawford gave the annual Sullivan Lecture, "Attention as a Cultural Problem and Possibility of Education." 

Right, Dr. Matthew Crawford delivers his talk. 

Merging Harry Potter and Philosophy: Feature Story on Prof. Jude Jones's London Class

"In a summer course that combines philosophy and literary analysis with the alchemy at play in the Harry Potter novels, Judith Jones, Ph.D., and her class have been searching London for magic—or more accurately, 'dimensions of the history of ‘magic’ broadly construed in the United Kingdom,' as her course syllabus describes'" - Tom Stoelker, Fordham News

Read the full feature story at Fordham News


Recent Fordham Philosophy MA Graduate, Veronica Mueller, receives Angus Kerr-Lawson Essay Prize

Recent Fordham Philosophy MA Graduate, Veronica Mueller, has received the Angus Kerr-Lawson Essay prize for her paper, "Levels of Animal Life: George Santayana and a Purely Naturalistic Model of Supervenience."

Veronica will also be presenting her paper at the George Santayana Society meeting this January. Congratulations, Veronica!