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!
The prestigious Fulbright Fellowships have just been announced, and we're delighted that Melani Shahin has been awarded a Fulbright to Germany. Melani is a senior with a double major in Philosophy and Music, graduating this May. She will live in Germany and teach English for ten months, beginning this September. Her fellowship includes a stipend and covers all of her expenses, with local support from Fulbright and connections to other Fellows in Germany and throughout Europe.
Congratulations to the following Fordham undergraduate Philosophy majors, who will be starting at the following PhD. programs in the fall:
Malcolm Morano, Harvard University
Sanjana Rajagopal, Fordham University
Matthew Schrepfer, Brown University
Fordham Philosophy MA student, Franziska van Buren, has received a DAAD scholarship to complete her PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Congratulations!
Fordham Philosophy invites applicants for a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship. Submit application materials by April 20. Please see the attached ad for details.
Philosophy Ph.D. candidate Lillian Cicerchia has been chosen as one of the four graduate assistants at this summer's Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) at Penn State University. The Institute will be directed by Dr. Kris Sealey at Penn State and will feature a remarkable group of young scholars.
We are saddened to report the death of our beloved colleague Ray Grontkowski.
During his nearly 60 years at Fordham, Dr. Grontkowski dedicated his whole self to educating, challenging, and inspiring generations of Fordham students and families to think with an engaged mind and discerning heart about philosophical issues of life and death. Professor Grontkowski taught close to 16,000 Fordham students, and this spring marked his 117th semester of service to the University. Dr. Grontkowski will always be remembered for his practical wisdom, patience,
astounding organizational skills, and Ignatian care.
A full story on Dr. Grontkowski's career is live here.
Requiescat in pace.
Current Fordham PhD candidate, Johnny Brennan, and recent Fordham PhD, Carlo Davia, both presented papers over the weekend at a conference in Montreal entitled, "Virtue and Moral Reasoning Under Oppressive Social Conditions." See photo for Johnny in mid-thought.
On January 25th Prof. Brian Davies delivered the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture at Ohio Dominican University. The title of the lecture was "St. Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil."
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!
In December 2017, Prof. Giorgio Pini published the critical edition of a treatise by John Duns Scotus on Aristotle's Metaphysics (Ioannes Duns Scotus, Notabilia super Metaphysicam. CCCM 287. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017). A work, which had long been thought to be lost, brings new light on Duns Scotus's metaphysical thought.
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 Philosophy Graduate Student, Samuel Kampa, has had his article, "Imaginative Transportation," accepted by the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. Congratulations!
Prof. John Drummond has co-edited a book with Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl: Emotional Experiences: Ethical and Social Significance. Prof. Drummond also authored an essay in the book, titled "Anger and Indignation."
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.