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.
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.
This past weekend, the SAGP held its annual International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus.
Right, Dr. Anthony Preus (Binghamton) speaks at the plenary session on Saturday, 21 October.
This past weekend, the Society for the Metaphysics of Science held its annual conference for 2017 at Fordham's Lincoln Center campus, with Dr. Michael Stevens (NYU) as keynote speaker.
To the right, Dr. Stevens delivers his keynote address. (5 October, 2017)
Along with colleagues from the University of Notre Dame and Wesleyan University, Prof. Stephen Grimm has received a $137,000 NEH grant to run a 2018 Summer Institute on "Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life." Details here! Please do consider applying for a spot in the Institute!
"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
On 24 September, the Philosophy department held its annual Picnic and Welcome Recpetion for faculty and graduate students outside of Collins Hall.
Fordham Philosophy Ph.D. student, Michael Begun, has received a DAAD grant to study at the Freie Universität Berlin for the Winter Semester. Congratulations, Michael!
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!
Prof. Babette Babich gave a keynote lecture, "Hermeneutic Philosophy of Science and its Discontents," this summer at the International Society for the Hermeneutics of Science's biannual meeting in Baden bei Wien on the topic of "Hermeneutic and Its Discontents Science." A write-up was done on the conference in Baden's online newspaper (in german).
Prof. Babette Babich also gave a keynote lecture at the Society for European Philosophy, where she spoke on "Epictetus and Anaximander on Death and Restitution."
Sam Kampa received the graduate student presentation award at the 163rd Creighton Club Meeting, where Samuel is presenting his paper, "Imaginative Immersion." Congratulations, Sam!
The Philosophy Department is delighted to welcome the following new graduate students:
Dylan Bailey, B.A. Georgia Southern Univ; M.A. Univ. South Florida; M.A. Westminister Theological Seminary
Christopher Bengston, B.A. Bethel University
Stephen Ferguson, B.A. Boston College, M.A. Boston College
Sara Pope, B.A. Univ. Wisconsin Whitewater, M.A. Univ. Wisconsin Milwaulkee
Luke Schumacher, B.A. Dalhousie University, M.A. Duquesne University
Anya Wang, B.A. Knox College
Chelsea Wegrzyniak, B.A. Idaho State University, M.A. Univ. Wisconsin Milwaukee
Caroline Timmings, B.A. Manhattanville College
Franziska van Buren, B.A. Fordham University
Maia Wellborn, B.A. Furman University
Congratulations to Prof. Brian Davies on his two newly released books on Aquinas: Thomas Aquinas's 'Summa Contra Gentiles': A Guide and Commentary (Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York, 2016) and Thomas Aquinas: A Very Brief History (SPCK: London, 2017).