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Mei Lin Pratt '16
Mei Lin Pratt ’16 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia

Mei Lin Pratt ’16 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia. Pratt, a philosophy major at Hamilton, studied at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K. during her junior year.    More ...

Rebecca Copenhaver
Rebecca Copenhaver: Philosophy and Modern Memory

Rebecca Copenhaver, professor of philosophy at Lewis and Clark University, spoke on April 18 about how philosophy, particularly the philosophy of John Locke and Thomas Reid, can help us reform our current ideas of memory. Copenhaver began by distinguishing between how we ordinarily view memory, and how Locke and Reid viewed memory.  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 ...

Janack Gives Papers at American Philosophical Association Meetings

Marianne Janack, professor of philosophy, presented papers at two different sessions at the recent American Philosophical Association meetings. She presented a paper titled “Rorty’s Sellars” about Richard Rorty’s uses of the figure of American philosopher Wilfrid Sellars, and she gave a talk titled “Richard Rorty, Rocks, and Realism,” in which she discussed Rorty's criticism of physicist Steve Weinberg.  More ...

Katheryn Doran
Doran Chairs Session at APA Meeting

Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran chaired a session titled “Advice for Job Candidates: The Teaching Demo” on Jan. 7 at the American Philosophical Association (APA) Eastern Division meeting in Washington, D.C.  More ...

Douglas Edwards
Edwards’ Paper Published, Book Reviewed

A paper co-authored by Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Douglas Edwards was published in The Journal of Philosophy. “From Truth Pluralism to Ontological Pluralism and Back” was written with A.J. Cotnoir of the University of St. Andrews and focused on connections between ontological pluralism and truth pluralism.  More ...

Russell Marcus
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 ...

Katheryn Doran
Doran Guest Editor for APA Newsletter

Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran was the guest editor of the fall issue of the APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy. The issue is a special edition on teaching philosophy in non-traditional settings and includes her article on her work in a medium security men’s prison.  More ...

Marquis Palmer 18, right, discusses his Emerson project with his advisor Professor Rick Werner.
Marquis Palmer ’18 Examining #BlackLivesMatter Movement

This summer, Marquis Palmer ’18 is exploring conceptual frameworks with the potential to contribute to the recent #BlackLivesMatter movement, focusing primarily on an unexpected and popularly misunderstood school of thought — anarchism. His research is an Emerson project under the direction of John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy Richard Werner.  More ...

Chris Bousquet ’16 at DC Inno
The Write Stuff

Chris Bousquet ’16 is entering the world of journalism this summer as an editorial intern for DC Inno, the Washington, D.C. branch of Streetwise Media. Streetwise Media was co-founded by Hamilton alumni Chase Garbarino ’07 and Kevin McCarthy ’07, and since its inception has expanded to own and operate digital news branches in Boston, D.C., Chicago and Austin. Bousquet’s internship at DC Inno is funded through Hamilton’s Joseph F. Anderson ’44 Internship Fund.  More ...

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