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.
Philosophy faculty receive Faculty Favorite Awards
Undergraduate students are invited to apply for the first annual Kentucky-Princeton Summer Institute on Political Values and Ideas
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Andreas Elpidorou’s (Philosophy) latest article for Aeon Magazine on the importance of boredom in a well-lived life.