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    Dr. Katz Awarded Presidential Professors for Teaching Excellence Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Claire Katz for earning recognition as a 2020 Presidential Professors for Teaching Excellence Award recipient. This is the most prestigious faculty honor bestowed by Texas A&M University and reflects the stellar career and accomplishments in accelerating and advancing knowledge in the classroom. This award was created in 2003 to recognize outstanding educators […]

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    Dr. Miller Awarded Distinguished Achievement Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Glen Miller for being named a recipient of an Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching. The purpose of the award is to recognize, encourage, and reward individuals who display superior classroom teaching. The certification and prize will be conferred at the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Reception on October […]

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    Dr. Gregory Pappas Named to Senior Fellowship

    Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Pappas for being named to a Senior Fellowship at Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America. The Center, also known as The Mecila, examines past and present forms of social, political, and cultural conviviality in Latin America and the Caribbean. […]

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    Welcome Dr. Rivera

    The Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University is delighted to announce that Dr. Omar Rivera has joined our faculty as Associate Professor with tenure (effective September 1, 2020). Dr. Rivera was raised in Lima, Peru, earned his PhD from Penn State and was trained in philosophy in the United States and Germany. His specialization […]

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    Personal Liberty Vs. the Public Good During a Pandemic

    Clare Palmer, the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy, tackles the big question of personal freedom and social responsibility in her interview with Scientific Inquiry.

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    Incorporating Liberal Arts Into Your Child’s Education

    While many things remain uncertain as we start the 2020-2021 school year, incorporating liberal arts into your child’s education remains invaluable.

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    Worth the Wait

    After taking a 12-year break from college, Katy Caldwell ‘07 is graduating this week. Her story is full of ups, downs, and lots of Aggie spirit.

  • Growing Up with Philosophy Camp Published

    Congratulations to Dr. Katz on the recent publication of the book she edited, Growing Up with Philosophy Camp. This work draws on her experience leading Philosophy for Children camps and the impact such experiences has on children as young as six through high school. Included are essays from Dr. Katz, Dr. Conway, graduate student David Anderson, […]

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    Masking the Spirit of 2020

    Explore 13 ways of thinking about masks inspired by the 13 departments in the College of Liberal Arts.

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    Former Student Wins 2020 Pulitzer Prize in History

    In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Texas A&M University former student Caleb McDaniel ‘00, ‘01 (M.A.) shares Henrietta Wood's story, which sheds light on what life was like for Black women in America in the 19th century.

  • Dr. Bermúdez named University Fellow

    Congratulations to Dr. Jose Luis Bermúdez for earning a place as a member of the 2020 class of Texas A&M University Arts & Humanities Fellows. Dr. Bermúdez earned this honor for his proposal, Models of the Self in the Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Periods. With the funding from the fellowship, Dr. Bermúdez will co-edit the […]

  • 2020 Aletheia Published

    Congratulations to the publishers and contributors for the Spring 2020 edition of Aletheia, the Philosophy Department’s Undergraduate Journal. The Aletheia features work from Texas A&M University undergraduates involved in multiple academic disciplines across the campus and serves as a platform for students to engage with philosophical ideas. Read the full text here.

  • Adebayo Ogungbure’s work published in the Journal of Black Studies

    Philosophy PhD student, Adebayo Ogungbure has published an article titled, “The Political Economy of Niggerdom: W.E.B. DuBois and Martin Luther King Jr. on the Racial and Economic Discrimination of Black Males in America,” in the Journal of Black Studies. In order to read the full article, click here.

  • Philosophy Professor Receives National Teaching Excellence Award

    Claire Katz of the Department of Philosophy was recently awarded by the American Philosophical Association the Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching for her profound impacts on students' learning of philosophy.

  • Colloquium: Dana Goswick, University of Melbourne

    Biography: I received my doctorate from the University of California at Davis in December 2009. Since 2010, I’ve been a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. My work centers on various topics within metaphysics, with a particular emphasis on modality, ordinary objects, the relation between logic and metaphysics, and Realism. The Role of Logic in […]

  • Colloquium: Ross Cameron, University of Virginia

    Biography: Ross Cameron is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. His main interests are in logic and metaphysics. His recent book ‘The Moving Spotlight’ argues that the passage of time is a genuine feature of reality. Other claims he has been known to argue for include: Reality is both indeterminate and sometimes lacks […]

  • Colloquium: Anne-Marie Schultz, Baylor University

    Biography: Anne-Marie Schultz is a Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University. She also serves as Director of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. She graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio and did her doctoral work at The Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Plato’s Socrates as Narrator: A Philosophical Muse (Lexington 2013). She has […]

  • Colloquium: Stephen White, University of Texas

    BIOGRAPHY Stephen White is Professor of Classics and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught in the Joint Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy since 1988. His research centers on Aristotle, especially ethics and moral psychology, but ranges widely across classical philosophy and literature from early Greek science and astronomy to […]

  • Colloquium: Jose Jorge Mendoza, University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Biography: José Jorge Mendoza is an assistant professor of philosophy and co-coordinator of the Race and Ethnic Studies Minor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is also the co-editor of Radical Philosophy Review. His primary areas of research are in moral and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and Latin American philosophy. He is the […]

  • Colloquium: Theodore George, Texas A&M University

    Biography: Dr. Theodore George is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. His research and teaching focus on continental European philosophy since Kant. His areas of expertise include hermeneutics, ethical philosophy, Hegel and classical German philosophy, and the philosophy of art and aesthetics. He is the author of two […]

  • Colloquium: Adebayo Ogungbure, Texas A&M University

    Biography: Adebayo Ogungbure is a Ph.D. candidate and a Lechner scholar in the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. His research interests include African, Africana/Black Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Black Male Studies, Social Epistemology, Colonialism, Empire and Transatlantic Migration and the intersections between Philosophy and Ethnic Literatures. His research on Africana Sci-fi, “Unbounding the […]

  • Colloquium: Christopher Shields, Notre Dame University

    Biography: Christopher Shields is George N. Shuster Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, where, before moving to Notre Dame, he was Professor of Classical Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Faculty Board. Previously he has taught at the University […]

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    Colloquium: Paul C. Taylor, Vanderbilt University

    Thursday, November 21, 2020 - 3:45 PM - YMCA 401

  • Colloquium: Bob Burch, Texas A&M University

    Biography: Robert Burch is a member of the TAMU Philosophy Department. He has also taught at a number of other academic and non-academic institutions, both in the United States and elsewhere, including England and Russia. He has a wide range of interests and is a generalist in philosophy rather than a specialist in some particular […]

  • Adebayo Ogungbure Awarded Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Humanities Research Award

    Adebayo Ogungbure, one of our Philosophy graduate students, has been awarded a 2019 Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Humanities Research Award to support his research this summer on his project “Unbounding the Black Imago: How the Representation of Blackness in Superhero Fiction Propagates Negative Models of Anti-Racist Practice.” Congratulations Adebayo!

  • Colloquium: Duane Davis, University of North Carolina-Ashville

    Biography: DUANE H. DAVIS is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He was Distinguished Scholar in Residence in Curitiba, Brazil in 2011, and the Ruth and Leon Feldman Research Scholar in 2013-14. He has published numerous articles in recent French thought, is co-editor (with William Hamrick) of Merleau-Ponty and the […]

  • Colloquium: Ray Briggs, Stanford University

    Biography: R.A. Briggs is a professor of philosophy at Stanford University. They earned their PhD from MIT in 2009, and they currently work on formal epistemology, the metaphysics of probability, measurement theory, and voting theory. DEFINING DEPENDENCE (OR: WHEN TO SEEK A SECOND OPINION) All other things being equal, consensus lends more support to a […]

  • Faculty Book Subject of Panel Discussion at Vancouver APA

    A book that Gary Varner co-authored with an ecologist and a philosopher of biology will be the subject of a two-hour authors-meet-critics session during the American Philosophical Association meeting in Vancouver in April. The journal Biology & Philosophy will later publish the critics’ comments and the authors’ replies.

  • Colloquium: Dwayne Raymond, Texas A&M University

    Biography: Dr. D. Raymond has an interest in the history of logic, in particular ancient proof traditions. He is completing a book on the non-neutrality of logic. Dr. Raymond received a Ph.D. with distinction from UWO for his work on Aristotle’s modal logic. His work appears in Journal of the History and Philosophy of Logic, […]

  • Colloquium: Oona Eisenstadt, Pomona College

    Biography: Professor Oona Eisenstadt is currently the Fred Krinsky Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Pomona College. She earned her BA and PhD from McMaster University. She specializes in continental philosophy and Judaism, with a special interest in two postmodern Jewish philosophers – Emmanuel Levinas and Jaques Derrida. She has also […]

  • Upcoming Symposium: “Hermeneutics, the Humanities, and the Future of Interpretation”

    The Philosophy Department along with the Glasscock Center, Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center of Digital Humanities Research, and the Department of Hispanic Studies are sponsoring a Symposium this semester which will be co-hosted by Dr. Kristi Sweet and Dr. Ted George. The Symposium is titled “Hermeneutics, the Humanities, and the Future of Interpretation” and will take […]

  • Colloquium: Andrea Pitts, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    Biography: Andrea J. Pitts is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Their research interests include social epistemology, critical philosophy of race, feminist theory, and Latin American and U.S. Latinx philosophy. Their publications appear in IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Radical Philosophy […]

  • Colloquium: Stephen Daniel, Texas A&M University

    Biography: Stephen H. Daniel is a Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University, where he has taught for 36 years. He is a Presidential Professor in Teaching Excellence, former Fasken Chair in Distinguished Teaching, two-time University-level and twotime College-level Distinguished Teacher. He has written four books and more than 60 articles, and edited three other […]

  • Colloquium: Kenny Easwaran, Texas A&M University

    Biography: Kenny Easwaran is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. He specializes in formal epistemology and decision theory, as well as philosophy of mathematics. Much of his work has focused on issues that arise out of the use of infinity in probability and decision theory. In recent years, he has also worked on […]

  • Colloquium: John Lippitt, Herfordshire University

    Biography: John Lippitt is Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and Honorary Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University, Australia. John’s philosophical interests include the ethics of forgiveness, virtues and vices, the relationships between philosophy and religion, and the ethics of policing (he serves as an ethics consultant to […]

  • Colloquium: Marcy Lascano, University of Kansas

    Biography: Marcy Lascano is professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas. Her research concerns issues in metaphysics and philosophical theology in the 17th and 18th century. Her current research focuses on the works of women philosophers, including Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, Damaris Masham, Mary Astell, and Emilie du Châtelet. She has published articles in […]

  • Colloquium: Emily Brady, Texas A&M University with reception to follow

    BIOGRAPHY Emily Brady is Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M, and she holds the Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock Director’s Chair in the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. Before coming to A&M, she was Professor of Environment and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests range from Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art, and […]

  • Colloquium: Katie McShane, Colorado State University

    BIOGRAPHY Katie McShane is professor of philosophy at Colorado State University who specializes in environmental ethics and ethical theory. She has written articles on ecosystem health, the place of environmental concerns in theories of value, and the moral significance of our emotional engagements with nature. Her work has been published in journals such as Philosophical […]

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    In Memory of Dr. John J. McDermott

    Texas A&M Today published an article in tribute to the life and career of  Dr. John J. McDermott, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 30th. The article is titled, “Philosophy Professor John J. McDermott Remembered as Conscience of Texas A&M, Top In His Field” and includes some of his most significant contributions to the […]

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    In an American Strand: John J. McDermott Memorial Celebration Symposium

    Saturday will feature a symposium on McDermott’s philosophical work, pedagogical impact, and legacy through presentations, discussions and stories of Professor McDermott. Attendance is open to all. If you wish to attend please follow the link to register. If you would like to share your stories and memories please contact Charles Carlson at charlescarlson@tamu.edu. Graveside Memorial Location: College Station City Cemetery 7:45am […]

  • Colloquium: Dennis Schmidt, Western Sydney University | YMCA Building, Room 401

    BIOGRAPHY Dennis Schmidt is Research Professor of Philosophy and Head of the philosophy department at Western Sydney University. He specializes in post-Kantian European philosophy and Ancient Philosophy, and is a leading scholar in the areas of Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, and Literary Criticism. He is the author of several books, including Between Word and Image: Heidegger, Gadamer, […]

  • Colloquium: Sven Ove Hansson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

    BIOGRAPHY Sven Ove Hansson is a professor of philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and History, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He is editor-in-chief of Theoria and the book series Outstanding Contributions to Logic (Studia Logica Library) and Philosophy, Technology and Society. He is also member of the editorial boards of Synthese, Techné, Studia Logica, […]

  • Colloquium: John Protevi, Louisiana State University

    BIOGRAPHY John Protevi is Phyllis M Taylor Professor of French Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University (USA). His most recent books are Political Affect: Connecting the Social and the Somatic (2009) and Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences (2013) both with University of Minnesota Press. He is also editor of A […]

  • Colloquium Series: Eugene Garver, Saint Benedict Saint John’s University

    BIOGRAPHY Eugene Garver’s latest, forthcoming, book is Spinoza and the Cunning of Imagination (Chicago, 2018). His earlier books include Machiavelli and the History of Prudence (1987), For the Sake of Argument: Practical Reasoning, Character and the Ethics of Belief (2011), and the trilogy, Aristotle’s Rhetoric: An Art of Character (1994), Confronting Aristotle’s Ethics: Ancient and […]