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! 

Prof. Babette Babich gives keynote lectures in Austria and UK.

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."

Above, Prof. Babich (center, bottom) with other keynote speakers as well as the mayor of Baden bei Wien.

Above, Prof. Babich (center, bottom) with other keynote speakers as well as the mayor of Baden bei Wien.

The Philosophy Department welcomes new graduate students for the 2017/2018 Academic Year

The Philosophy Department is delighted to welcome the following new graduate students:

PhD Program
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

MA Program
Caroline Timmings, B.A. Manhattanville College
Franziska van Buren, B.A. Fordham University
Maia Wellborn, B.A. Furman University