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 […]
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. 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. 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”).
The Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University welcomes you to the ninth annual meetings of the Hannah Arendt Circle in College Station, Texas. APRIL 23-25, 2015 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PUBLIC LECTURES: Annabel Herzog, University of Haifa Christian Emden, Rice University Conference Program REGISTRATION All sessions and events are open to the public. Students and […]