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Academic Year 2016-2017 Highlights

Academic Year 2016-2017 Highlights

Book publications, lectures, faculty appointments, student achievement - the 2016-2017 academic year saw many accomplishments by the Department of Philosophy. Learn about some of the highlights here.

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Sports and public life initiative launched

Sports and public life initiative launched

We are excited to announce a major new multidisciplinary initiative in Sports and Public Life, which the Philosophy Department is spearheading. We envision a research institute, course work, and a major conference slated for Homecoming Week 2017. Let us know if you want to receive periodic updates or to be involved.

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Discovering the Meaning of Life

Discovering the Meaning of Life

How do we build a life worth living? For Prof. Avery Kolers (Philosophy), games, and playing them, provide substantial answers. Kolers’ latest paper, “The Grasshopper’s Error: Or, On How Life is a Game,” published in Dialogue in 2015, takes the lead from fellow philosopher Bernard Suits to explain how the meaning or value of life is a lot like the meaning or value of a game.

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Hannah Wilson earns Truman Scholarship

Hannah Wilson earns Truman Scholarship

Our very own Hannah Wilson has earned the prestigious Truman Scholarship. The scholarship was given to just 54 U.S. college students this year and is valued at $30,000. She is Kentucky’s only 2016 Truman Scholar.

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The Quiet Alarm

The Quiet Alarm

Prof. Andreas Elpidorou’s (Philosophy) latest article for Aeon Magazine on the importance of boredom in a well-lived life.

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Welcome to new Profs. Julianne Chung and Andreas Elpidorou

Welcome to new Profs. Julianne Chung and Andreas Elpidorou

The Philosophy Department welcomes two new assistant professors in Fall, 2015: Julianne Chung and Andreas Elpidorou.

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