The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that Dr. Amir Jaima will be joining the departmental faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2016. Dr. Jaima’s research and teaching interests focus in Africana philosophy of literature, Africana philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, continental philosophy, and feminist philosophy. Dr. Jaima holds a doctoral degree […]
Christopher Menzel is Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University, where he has taught since 1986. Prior to that he was a postdoctoral fellow from 1984-86 at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. He received his PhD in philosophy from Notre Dame, where his dissertation advisors were Penelope Maddy […]
In April of this year Dr. José Luis Bermúdez delivered a series of talks at the Institut Jean Nicod at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. The series was entitled Framing the Self, and included material from his upcoming book, The Power of Frames, to be published by Cambridge University Press. New Ideas in Philosophy […]
Dr. Jennifer Gaffney has recently accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Gettysburg College. Gettysburg College is a selective liberal arts college founding in 1983 and located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gaffney defended her dissertation, entitled, “From Citizenship to the Space of Appearance: Arendt, Haiti, and the Problem of Political Exclusion,” this past […]
Dr. John J. McDermott has recently been honored with the William James Society Lifetime Achievement Award for his many contributions to advancing the understanding and appreciation of William James. More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/williamjamessociety/posts/580027075483815:0
Dr. Gregory Pappas has recently been elected to become the President-Elect of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP) for 2016-2018. Dr. Pappas is a long-standing and distinguished member of the SAAP, known for his leadership within SAAP, and, with his, his contributions within the society and in the profession to Pragmatism, Classical […]
Dr. Daniel Conway will host the Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy at Texas A&M University, May 19-21, 2016. The conference is supported by the Department of Philosophy, International Studies, Hispanic Studies, the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the Women’s & Gender Studies Program, the European Union Center, and the Continental Philosophy Initiative at […]
Dr. Kristi Sweet will host the second annual meeting of the History of Philosophy Society meeting at Texas A&M University, April 22-24, 2016.
Dr. Gregory Pappas has recently been honored by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy with the 2016 Inter-American Philosophy Award: best paper concerning Latin American, Latino/a or indigenous philosophies across the Americas (“Zapatismo, Luis Villoro, and American Pragmatism on Democracy, Power, and injustice”).
Most people think of philosophy as such a weighty subject it can only be studied at the college level, but Dr. Claire Katz, a professor of philosophy and women’s and gender studies at Texas A&M University, says that idea is wrong. “Children in elementary, junior and senior high schools are taught that critical thinking is […]