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Martin Shuster
Shuster Selected to Participate in Stakes of Speech Seminar

Martin Shuster, Truax Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy and visiting assistant professor of philosophy, was selected to participate in a 10-day summer seminar called "Stakes of Speech," which focused on philosophy of language and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stanley Cavell and Rush Rhees.  More ...

Sean Fujimori '14, right, with John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy Richard Werner.
Fujimori ’14 Studies Mysticism in Emerson Project

Mysticism, or the study of individuals who seek to access a higher-than-sensory reality, is a relatively abstract topic of study, but Sean Fujimori ’14 is hoping to bring the teachings and ancient traditions of the mystics into modern society. Fujimori is pursuing his study on mysticism with an Emerson Foundation Summer Research Grant under the guidance of John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy Richard Werner.  More ...

Martin Shuster
Shuster Presents Paper at Levinas Research Seminar

Martin Shuster, Truax Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy and visiting assistant professor of philosophy, presented a paper to the 12th annual Levinas Research Seminar (LRS) meeting, which took place July 6-7 at the University of Nevada, Reno.  More ...

Heidi Ravven
Ravven Serves on Dissertation Committee

At the invitation of Professor Ursula Goldbaum, Heidi M. Ravven, professor of religious studies, was appointed to a dissertation committee of the Philosophy Department of Emory University.  Ravven evaluated the dissertation, "Determinism, Freedom, and Ethics: Spinozistic Interventions in the Contemporary Discussions of Responsibility" of Christopher Ryszard Kluz, for the Ph.D. in philosophy.  More ...

Professor Katheryn Doran's Environmental Ethics class at the Madison County landfill
Environmental Ethics Class Visits Madison County Landfill

Students in Professor Katheryn Doran’s  Philosophy 235 (Environmental Ethics) class visited the Madison County landfill on April 6. Doran said the class had the opportunity to see firsthand both the challenges of figuring out where and how to get rid of the staggering amount and variety of garbage  Americans cast off weekly.   More ...

Russell Marcus
Marcus Presents Invited Talk at USC

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus presented an invited talk titled “Critical Assessment of the Scientific Method: Experience, Intuition, and Justification” on March 19 at the University of Southern California (USC).  More ...

Russell Marcus
Marcus Discusses Classroom Challenges at APA Meeting

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus gave two presentations at the Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association on Feb. 16 in Chicago. Both were made in a group session for the American Association of Philosophy Teachers that focused on challenges in the classroom.  More ...

Marianne Janack
Janack Publishes Non-fiction in Literary Magazine Zone 3

While part of the Kenyon Review writing workshop in literary non-fiction this summer, Sidney Wertimer Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack read an essay titled "Ducati Vasectomy: A Lesson in Logic." That essay has just been published in the most recent issue of Zone 3. The essay is a meditation on danger, promises, marriage and possibility.  More ...

David Rosenthal
Humanities Forum Welcomes Philosophy Professor and Theorist

David Rosenthal, professor of philosophy at the City University of New York, will present a lecture titled “Translation, Theory, Understanding”  on Monday, Oct. 17, at 4:10 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium,Taylor Science Center. The event is co-sponsored by the Dean of Faculty, the Yordán Lecture Fund and the Philosophy Department, and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Students and faculty packed the Red Pit to hear alumni talk about what they did with a degree in philosophy.
What CAN One Do With A Degree in Philosophy?

At a liberal arts college, students are encouraged to pursue a diverse variety of subjects, rather than study a single discipline they believe will foster future success. The lack of specialization is often met with the argument, “But what can you do with that?” A panel of Hamilton College alumni assembled on Friday, Sept. 16, to answer this question, showing just what a student can make out of his or her liberal arts education—specifically, a concentration in philosophy. The panel was co-sponsored by the Career Center and the Philosophy Department.  More ...

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