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