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Russell Marcus
Marcus Publishes Paper in Synthese

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus published “The Holistic Presumptions of the Indispensability Argument” in the current issue of the journal Synthese. In the paper, he argues against a variety of philosophers who have developed versions of the indispensability argument which, they claim, do not rely on holism.  More ...

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Anthony Appiah to Lecture on “Honor and Moral Change”

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University, and author of The Honor Code and Cosmopolitanism, will give a lecture titled “Honor and Moral Change: At Home and Abroad,” on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Four Faculty Members Named to Endowed Chairs

Dean of Faculty Patrick D. Reynolds announced the appointment of four of Hamilton’s most outstanding teacher-scholars to endowed chairs. Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin, Professor of Biology Jinnie M. Garrett, Professor of  Environmental Studies Todd W. Rayne and Professor of History Thomas A. Wilson were appointed, effective July 1.  More ...

Russell Marcus
Marcus Publishes Article

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus recently published an article titled “On Reading the History of Philosophy: Comments on David Concepción’s ‘Reading Philosophy with Background Knowledge and Metacognition.’” It appears in Philosophy Through Teaching: A Commemorative Anthology from the American Association of Philosophy Teachers.  More ...

New Faculty Appointed for 2014-15

Patrick Reynolds, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, announced the appointment of new faculty for the 2014-15 academic year, including six tenure-track appointments, 24 visiting professors and instructors, and three teaching fellows.  More ...

Robert Simon
Simon Publishes Fourth Edition of Fair Play

The fourth edition of Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport by Robert Simon, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Philosophy, was published in July by Westview Press of Perseus Books.  More ...

Mercedes Corredor '15, right, with Professor Marianne Janack.
Mercy Corredor ’15 Examining Hegel’s View on Metaphysics

Mercy Corredor ’15, a philosophy major, is working on an Emerson research project, “Absolute Spirit, Logic, and Contemporary Philosophy: Returning to Hegelian Thought” with Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack. Corredor is reading Phenomenology of Spirit, to examine Hegel’s view on metaphysics, “the study of what and how things exist,” she explained.  More ...

Caleb Williamson '17
The 21st Century New Negro: An Exploration of Black Identity in the Modern Age

In a world riddled with social injustice, it’s important to discover the tools that can enlighten a population. Caleb Williamson ’17, a philosophy major and government minor, is working with Professor of Philosophy Todd Franklin to determine just that. His Emerson project, “The 21st Century New Negro,” was inspired by Franklin’s course, “The Black Self.”  More ...

In 2013 Levitt Research Fellow Eren Shultz '15 researched development in Tanzania to understand the current and future roles of cooperative organizations.
2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows Announced

The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center recently announced the 2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows. To enhance student research around issues of public affairs, the Levitt Center funds student-faculty research through its Levitt Research Fellows Program. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs. Following are this year’s recipients.  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

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