A book that Gary Varner co-authored with an ecologist and a philosopher of biology will be the subject of a two-hour authors-meet-critics session during the American Philosophical Association meeting in Vancouver in April. The journal Biology & Philosophy will later publish the critics’ comments and the authors’ replies.
The Philosophy Department along with the Glasscock Center, Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center of Digital Humanities Research, and the Department of Hispanic Studies are sponsoring a Symposium this semester which will be co-hosted by Dr. Kristi Sweet and Dr. Ted George. The Symposium is titled “Hermeneutics, the Humanities, and the Future of Interpretation” and will take […]
Dr. Clare Palmer published an article for The British Ecological Society titled, “A Smarter Approach to Intelligent Animals.” In the article Dr. Palmer, “discusses the most recent advances in animal psychology and their implications for conservation policy worldwide.” Click here for the complete article.
Callaway-Jones recently published an obituary for Dr. John J. McDermott: https://www.callawayjones.com/dr-john-mcdermott/ . The obituary includes details of a public reception for his friends, family and colleagues from 1.00-3.30pm Saturday October 13th at the “McDermott Library” (701 S. Dexter Drive), and of a memorial fund that has been established in his name. Texas A&M Today published an […]
Dr. José Bermúdez has been awarded an ACLS Fellowship this year. He is now one of 78 2018 ACLS Fellows that were chosen out of 1,150 applicants. “The 2018 ACLS Fellows hail from more than 50 colleges and universities,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “Fellows were selected for their potential to […]
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 […]
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 […]