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Russell Marcus, Benjamin Widiss Granted Tenure

Two Hamilton faculty members were approved for tenure by the College’s Board of Trustees during a recent meeting. The board granted tenure to Russell Marcus, philosophy, and Benjamin Widiss, literature and creative writing.  More ...

From left Lisa Trivedi, Russell Marcus, Richard Bedient, Alexandra List.
Teaching Awards Presented at Class & Charter Day

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 9. Professor of History Lisa Trivedi was awarded the Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List was honored with the John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award; and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus received the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition, Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics, received Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

From left, Rebecca Murtaugh, Doug Weldon, Nathan Goodale, Carl Rubino, Russell Marcus, Steve Ellingson.
Six Honored With Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Six Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 9. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

Marcus Co-Edits Book on the Philosophy of Math

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus was the co-author of An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics, published this month by Bloomsbury. The book covers work from the Presocratics to the present.  More ...

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Marcus Publishes Article in Theoria

The Eleatic and the Indispensabilist,” an article by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus, was recently published in the open access journal Theoria. The article focused on the debate over whether we should believe that mathematical objects exist and how that debate connects to the general question of how to determine what we should believe to exist.  More ...

Marcus and McNerney ’13 Highlighted in The Hedgehog Review

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus and alumnus Sam McNerney ’13 were included in a recent article in The Hedgehog Review that lauded the kind of intellectual inquiry frequently pursued on a liberal arts campus while questioning the viability of those very institutions.  More ...

Marcus Publishes First Book

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus recently published his first book, Autonomy Platonism and the Indispensability Argument. In it, Marcus examined autonomy platonism and indispensability platonism and then defended a third view – intuition-based autonomy platonism.  More ...

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Marcus Presents at CUNY

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus delivered the Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture on Feb. 4 at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. The talk, “Autonomy Platonism and the Circularity Objection,” covered themes in Marcus’ forthcoming monograph, Autonomy Platonism and the Indispensability Argument.  More ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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