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Russell Marcus
Marcus Publishes Article on IEP

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus has published an article on the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP). In "The Indispensability Argument in the Philosophy of Mathematics," Russell discusses the problem of justifying the mathematical beliefs that motivate the indispensability argument.  More ...

Katheryn Doran
Doran Presents Paper at Pace Institute

Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran  gave a paper on Nov. 5 at the Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies Conference on the Environment: The Good Life—Imagining Alternative Futures.  Her paper was titled Cosmopolitanism or Localism?  More ...

Rick Werner
Werner Participates in Panel Discussion at McGill

Rick Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, spoke at Author Meets Critics: a panel discussion of the newly released 2nd ed. of Duane Cady’s From Warism to Pacifism at "The Obama Years: War, Peace, and Environmental Stability," at McGill University, Montreal, on Oct. 29-30.  More ...

A. Todd Franklin
Franklin Publishes Book Chapter

Associate Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin has published a chapter titled “Unlikely Allies: Nietzsche, Locke, and Counter-Hegemonic Transformation of Consciousness” in the book Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond (Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield).  More ...

Lexi Nisita '12
Nisita '12 Examines Emilie du Ch√Ętelet's Influence on Feminism
To modern-day feminists, the canon of authors and thinkers who contributed to the movement are well known and oft-repeated; Woolf, Gilbert and Gubar and de Beauvoir are a few. But Lexi Nisita ’12, in conjunction with an Emerson grant, is seeking to add one more name to this list: Emilie du Châtelet, a philosopher better known as Voltaire’s longtime companion.
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Russell Marcus
Marcus Presents Logic Workshops at AAPT Meeting
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus presented two workshops at the 18th biennial meeting of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers held July 29-Aug. 2, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More ...
Jesica Lindor '12
Deconstructing the Pursuit of Happiness
Despite the constant quest to live a happy life, people in today’s complicated world are finding happiness increasingly elusive. Past philosophers have proposed how to be happy, but each suggestion is radically different. Advised by John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy Richard Werner, Jesica Lindor ’12 is analyzing philosophies on happiness through modern psychology through an Emerson grant. More ...
Himeka Hagiwara '11
Digging Deep into the Brain and the Mind
When it comes to the mind and the body, we live immersed in two opposing viewpoints. While many of us believe in the power of science and the firing neurons of the brain that account for many of our actions, we continue attributing our sensations and thoughts to a separate concept of the “mind,” an abstract entity only loosely connected to the physical body. Working with John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy Richard Werner and through an Emerson grant, Himeka Hagiwara ’11 is exploring the mind-body dichotomy and the conflicting perspectives that are so prominent in our culture. More ...
Russell Marcus
Marcus Publishes Articles in APA Newsletter
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus has published two articles in the spring issue of the American Philosophical Association’s Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy. More ...
Rick Werner
Werner Publishes Article in Positive Peace
Richard Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, has published the lead article "Hope and the Ethics of Belief," in Positive Peace, edited by Andrew Fitz-Gibbon and with an introduction by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's grandson (Rodopi, 2010). Using the reasoning of William James' "Sentiment of Rationality" and recent findings in empirical psychology, Werner argues that we should be hopeful when the facts allow because of the self-fulfillling prophecy that can be contained in hope. Hope is to be preferred to trendy cynicism. More ...
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