The Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy
Cornell's Philosophy Department is home to a distinguished tradition of philosophical research and teaching. Founded at Cornell in 1891 with an endowment from Henry W. Sage, its courses, seminars, workshops, reading groups, and informal common-room discussions continue to be a vital part of intellectual life at Cornell. Students at every level and in every area of intellectual endeavor find opportunity to engage with great philosophical ideas and problems and develop the critical and analytical skills necessary for advancing our understanding of them.
The Sage School celebrates our 2015 graduates!
We have two undergraduate Philosophy majors named as Exceptional Students by the College of Arts & Sciences: Alejandro Naranjo Sandoval and Aurora Llamas
and undergraduate Philosophy major Daniel Brenner is a Merrill Presidential Scholar.
Congratulations to ALL of our 2015 graduates - whether recipients of undergraduate, masters, or PhD degrees!
The first four videos in The Program on Ethics and Public Life (EPL) series "Where Is China
Headed?" have just been released, including a powerful documentary on
Tiananmen 1989, with an audio recording made in the Square, and discussions of
China's governance by leading scholars from diverse perspectives.
For immediate access and descriptions of all nine videos in the series, visit www.eplchina.cornell.edu.
Cornell's Sesquicentennial Celebration 2014-2015
SPECIAL FEATURE: History of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell
Missed Joel Salatin's standing room only University Lecture on Feb 12 or want to hear it again? Here's the link to the recorded talk.
Philosophy Minor Now Available
Click on "Undergraduate" (link above), then "Philosophy Minor", for more information. Link here
Sage School of Philosophy leading $4.5 million study of hope and optimism with University of Notre Dame
Website: Hope and Optimism
A grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund a new research project called "Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations", to be co-directed by Cornell philosophy professor Andrew Chignell and Notre Dame philosopher Samuel Newlands.
The three-year interdisciplinary effort will explore the theoretical, empirical and practical dimensions of hope, optimism, and related states by supporting new research in the social sciences, philosophy, and religion.
"Grants of this size in the humanities are unusual," said Chignell, associate professor in Cornell's Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy. "Grants that range across the humanities and social sciences and are shared between two universities are extremely rare. So this is an exciting project that offers new opportunities for everyone involved."
- Professor Andrew Chignell was recently honored with the Frederick Burkhardt Award for Recently Tenured Scholars, from the ACLS (American Council of Learned Scholars). He will spend a research year at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2015 - 2016.