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 […]
By Claire Katz Published by I.B. Tauris How Jewish is modern Jewish philosophy? The question at first appears nonsensical, until we consider that the chief issues with which Jewish philosophers have engaged, from the Enlightenment through to the late 20th century, are the standard preoccupations of general philosophical inquiry. Questions about God, reality, language, and […]
by Jason Lamoreaux Published by Cascade Books As one surveys the scholarship on the canonical letter to the Philippians, one notices the lack of attention to women within many scholars’ analyses. To a certain extent, this lack of attention exists because ancient texts often leave out information about women. Using ritual studies, archaeology, and textual […]
By Kristi Sweet Published by Cambridge University Press Kant’s ‘practical philosophy’ comprehends a diverse group of his writings on ethics, politics, law, religion, and the philosophy of history and culture. Kristi E. Sweet demonstrates the unity and interdependence of these writings by showing how they take as their animating principle the human desire for what […]
By Claire Katz Published by Indiana University Press Reexamining Emmanuel Levinas’s essays on Jewish education, Katz provides new insights into the importance of education and its potential to transform a democratic society, for Levinas’s larger philosophical project. Katz examines Levinas’s “Crisis of Humanism,” which motivated his effort to describe a new ethical subject. Taking into […]
By Gary Varner Published by Oxford University Press R.M. Hare was one of the most important ethical theorists of the 20th century, and one of his graduate students, Peter Singer, became famous for his writings on animals and personhood. Singer now says that he endorses Hare’s “two-level utilitarianism,” and he has invoked the theory’s distinction […]
By Hugh McCann Published by Indiana University Press Creation and the Sovereignty of God brings fresh insight to a defense of God. Traditional theistic belief declared a perfect being who creates and sustains everything and who exercises sovereignty over all. Lately, this idea has been contested, but Hugh J. McCann maintains that God creates the […]