When we hear the word “philosopher,” we tend to think of Ancient Greeks like Socrates or Plato, or perhaps the Frenchman René Descartes, or maybe infamous Germans like Karl Marx or Friedrich Nietzsche. Influential philosophers thus seem to populate the past. But are there any important philosophers living in the world today? We can thank […]
For the second year in a row, Dr. Kenny Easwaran has had a paper selected by The Philosopher’s Annual, whose goal is to select the ten best articles published in philosophy each year. For the most recent volume, selecting from articles published in 2015, the web site selected Dr. Easwaran’s paper “Dr. Truthlove or: How […]
What is the meaning of life? What is ethics? Thanks to the College of Liberal Arts, 25 sixth- to twelfth-graders are able to ponder these eternal questions at the Aggie Philosophy for Teens Camp. Claire Katz, camp director and professor of philosophy, says the idea is to immerse pre-college students in a subject rarely provided […]
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 […]
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. 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”).
Gregory Pappas, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, received the 2015 John Mellow Prize at the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy annual meeting for his paper titled, “The Pragmatists approach to Injustice.” This award recognizes excellence in advancing the American philosophical tradition toward the resolution of current personal, social and political problems. It […]