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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 ...

A. Todd Franklin leading a workshop at summer camp in the Republic of Georgia
Franklin Conducts Workshops in Republic of Georgia

A. Todd Franklin, professor of philosophy, conducted six days of workshops from Aug. 2-7 on the nature of a liberal arts education as part of an academic summer camp for students of LOGOS, a private high school in Tbilisi, Georgia. Founded by Giorgi Chavleishvili ’08, LOGOS is unlike other high schools in the Republic of Georgia, providing students with a full college prep curriculum consisting mainly of small discussion oriented classes.  More ...

Five Faculty Members Promoted to Professor

Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds announced the promotion of five Hamilton faculty members to the rank of professor.  Todd Franklin, philosophy; Marianne Janack, philosophy; Katherine Kuharic, art; Bruce Walczyk, dance and movement studies; and Steven Yao, English and creative writing, were promoted effective July 1.  More ...

A. Todd Franklin
Franklin’s Review Published in APA Newsletter

Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin published a review of George Yancy’s book Black Bodies, White Gaze: The Continuing Significance of Race in the spring edition of the APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy.  More ...

Marianne Janack
Janack Essay on Love and Virtue Published

Marianne Janack's essay, "On Love and Virtue: a Commentary on Raja Halwani," has just been published in the volume titled Sex, Love, and Friendship by Rodopi Publishers.  Janack is the Sidney WertimerAssociate Professor of Philosophy.  The volume is a collection of papers presented at the annual conferences of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love from 1993-2003.  More ...

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