We are fortunate this semester to have nine graduate students visiting from China! Eight visiting scholars from Nanjing University and one from Fudan: studying Buddhism, the philosophy of mind, ethics, Marxism, epistemology, and a range of other topics.
Congratulations to Dr. Zita Toth, Fordham Ph.D., on her appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Virginia! Dr. Toth specializes in medieval philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.
Find her website here: http://zitavtoth.com
Congratulations to Dr. Emily Sullivan, Fordham Ph.D., on her tenure-track appointment at the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands! Dr. Sullivan specializes in epistemology, the philosophy of science, and the ethics of technology.
Find her website here: http://www.eesullivan.com/home.html
The 2nd Annual NEPR was held at Fordham University in Collins Hall on October 12th. We welcomed students from Boston College, Boston University, and the CUNY Graduate Center. Lots of fruitful discussion was had on religion, understanding, the characteristics of God, and much more!
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Jampol-Petzinger, Fordham Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, on his new book contract with Edinburgh University Press!
(for "Deleuze, Kierkegaard and the Ethics of Selfhood")
Fordham grad students conducted an outreach event for some of the girls at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula High School. Students were taught about the theme of "Freedom" from a variety of perspectives and got to ask a panel about the undergrad experience.
Giorgio Pini announced the winners of the graduate student awards for the 2018-19 school year at the Plenary Session!
Hannah Daru, Lillian Cicerchia, Kate Bresee, and Hayden Kee.
Inaugural Plenary Session: Stephen Grimm offered some "Grimm advice" on department culture, Shiloh Whitney addressed the aims and ideals of the dept. climate committee, Gwen Daugs gave a brief update on Fordham's MAP chapter, and Giorgio Pini announced the winners of the graduate student awards for the 2018-19 school year!
On August 28th, the department held its annual reception to welcome new faculty and students to the program!
Congratulations to Lillian Cicerchia, one of our Ph.D. students, who was recently published in the prestigious European Journal of Political Theory! Her article is called "Structural Domination in the Labor Market."
More information can be found here.
Professor Jude Jones’ magical and very in-demand Harry Potter and Philosophy undergraduate ICC course is running for the third time this summer...in London of course! Some of the authors students read include William James, Paul Ricoeur and Machiavelli. Next week the class will be viewing original alchemy manuscripts and going to several museums and colleges at Oxford, as well as Gloucester Cathedral, using Harry Potter as a portal to significant elements of cultural history in England and from around the world!
Hosted by Fordham Philosophy Department at the Fordham Law School, from May 31st-June 1st. Here are some photos, please click on each photo for a wider preview.
Thanks to everyone for making it out! Beautiful day, and another wonderful academic year!
Matt Cappetta, a senior with a double major in Philosophy and American Studies, has won a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship for the coming year. His award will take him to Nepal for 10 months, where he will be teaching English language in a rural school and living with a host family in the local village.
The Fulbright Fellowship aims at cultural exchange and Matt is excited to be fully immersed in the local community during his stay in Nepal. Congratulations, Matt!
The department is delighted to welcome Dr. Nicholas Smyth to Fordham next year as a tenure track assistant professor. Dr. Smyth received his doctorate from Brown, and works in ethics, meta-ethics, social philosophy, and moral psychology. Welcome, Nick!