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Russell Marcus
Marcus Presents Paper at University of Cambridge Conference
Russell Marcus, the Truax Postdoctoral Fellow of Philosophy, presented a paper titled “The Explanatory Indispensability Argument” on Jan. 17 at the 3rd Cambridge Graduate Conference on the Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics. Russell’s paper argues that the new explanatory argument, because of its equivocation between two senses of ‘explanation,' either is unsound, or fails to extend the standard indispensability argument. More ...
Russell Marcus
Marcus Presents Talk at Conference in Colombia
Russell Marcus, the Chauncey Truax Post-Doctoral Fellow of Philosophy, delivered a plenary talk at the first Colombian Conference on Logic, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science in Bogotá, Colombia. In his paper, “Explanation and Indispensability,” he examined a new explanatory indispensability argument. More ...
Katheryn Doran and Jinnie Garrett.
Garrett and Doran to Discuss Genetic Engineering in Imagining America Event
Professor of Biology Jinnie Garrett and Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran will present a talk titled "Building Better People?: Genetic Engineering and the Roots of Evil" on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at The Other Side in Utica. This is the third event in the 2009-2010 Imagining America collaboration between Hamilton College and The Other Side. More ...
Bob Simon
Simon Text Referenced by Chronicle of Higher Education
In a Chronicle of Higher Education article about a CUNY graduate seminar in academic ethics, a text written by Robert Simon, the Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy, is referenced as the one that the class was using. Simon’s text is Neutrality and the Academic Ethic, a 1994 volume that is part of a 15-book series on academic published by Rowman & Littlefield. More ...
Robert Simon
Simon Op-ed Appears in Christian Science Monitor
Triggered by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’ recent condemnation of golf and The New York Times ethicist Randy Cohen’s criticism that golf has little or no moral worth, former golf coach and Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy Robert Simon penned an opinion piece in The Christian Science Monitor. More ...
Robert L. Holmes
Holmes to Discuss Gulf Wars, Western Imperialism and Just War Theory
Robert L. Holmes, the McCullough Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Philosophy at Hamilton, will give a lecture titled “The Gulf Wars, Western Imperialism, and the Just War Theory” in the Hamilton Science Center, room G041, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 4:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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Megha Hoon and Mike Guzzetti (front); Alysha Banerji, Noah Bishop, and Pete Gustavson (back), with keynote speaker Prof. Stephen Stich of Rutgers University.
Philosophy Majors Attend Buffalo Conference
Russell Marcus, the Chauncey Truax Postdoctoral Fellow of Philosophy, took five philosophy majors to Buffalo for a two-day conference on Experimental Epistemology. Student attendees Megha Hoon '11, Mike Guzzetti '11, Alysha Banerji '11, Noah Bishop '11 and Pete Gustavson '10 met keynote speaker and godfather of experimental philosophy Prof. Stephen Stich, of Rutgers University. Stich spoke about “Experimental Philosophy and the Bankruptcy of ‘The Great Tradition.” More ...
Marianne Janack
Janack Presents Paper at Nordic Pragmatist Conference in Iceland
Marianne Janack, the Sidney Wertimer Associate Professor of Philosophy, presented a paper on the concept of experience at the second Nordic Pragmatism Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, in August. More ...
Rick Werner
Werner Presents at Conference on Climate Change
Rick Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, presented "Pragmatism, Justice, and Sustainability" in August at a conference on Politics, Policy, and Justice at Bern University, Bern, Switzerland. He argues that the consistent underreporting of climate change by recent scientific models, the psychological evidence that our ability to care about others diminishes with both time and space, and the need to look at the whole of justice under conditions of uncertainty present serious challenges to our ability to resolve climate change successfully. More ...
Robert Simon
Simon Elected Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Forum
Robert Simon, the Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy, was elected board vice president for the Forum for the Scholarly Study of Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education. The election took place at the recent convention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Washington, D.C.
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