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.
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.