Department Events and Recent News
Activities and events in the Sage School offer abundant opportunity for philosophical dialogue and interchange beyond the classroom both within the intellectual community of the Sage School and with the wider philosophical community. Events range from informal reading groups and workshops to formal conferences and large public lectures. To learn more about each type of activity, please see the Philosophical Interchange page.
Norman Kretzmann Undergraduate Philosophy Lecture:
April 25: Shelly Kagan (Yale University)
"What is Ill-Being When Well-Being is Enjoying the Good?"
3-5 pm, 165 McGraw Hall
Sage School Discussion Club
Dates and Topics:
Discussion Club meetings are Fridays,
3:00 - 5:00 pm, 206 Stimson Hall
- May 2: Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)
- May 28: Tamer Nawar (Oxford University)
"Sextus's Arguments Against There Being Causal Interactions"
3 - 5 pm, 124 Goldwin Smith Hall
- A Networking and Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy
August 21 - 24, 2014, at Princeton University
Co-sponsored with The Marc Sanders Foundation, Princeton University, and Rutgers University
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- Upcoming Conference:
"WoodFest", to be held in Ithaca
October 31 - November 2, 2014.
In honor of Prof. Allen Wood and his 28 years at Cornell. More information or to register
PHILOSOPHY CALENDAR LISTINGS
2013 - 2014
- Sep 20 - Ethics & Epistemology in the History of Philosophy
- Oct 18 - Discussion Club: Hille Paakkunainen, Syracuse
- Nov 01 - Discussion Club: Jessica Moss, NYU
- Nov 22 - Discussion Club: Jim Pryor, NYU
- Jan 31 - Discussion Club: Cian Dorr, Oxford/NYU
- Mar 04 - Ancient Philosophy Lecture
- Mar 06 - Department Workshop
- Mar 07 - Discussion Club: Janice Dowell, Syracuse
- Mar 13 - Department Workshop
- Mar 20 - Department Workshop
- Mar 27 - Department Workshop
- Apr 10 - Department Workshop
- Apr 15 - The Life Raft Debate
- Apr 17 - Department Workshop
- Apr 24 - Ancient Philosophy Lecture
- Apr 24 - Department Workshop
- Apr 25 - Kretzmann Lecture: Shelly Kagan, Yale
- May 01 - Department Workshop
- May 02 - Discussion Club: Jennifer Nagel, U. of Toronto
- May 28 - Hellenistic Philosophy Lecture
News & Announcements
- Professor Andrew Chignell was recently honored with the Frederick Burkhardt Award for Recently Tenured Scholars, from the ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies). He will spend a research year at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2015-16.
- Conference Celebrated Ancient Philosophers, Fine and Irwin
Ancient philosophy is thriving at Cornell, with a new visiting professor ... and a conference was held to honor distinguished faculty members Gail Fine and Professor Emeritus Terence Irwin, now professor of ancient philosophy at Oxford University.
Philosophy Students Serve up the Ethics of Eating:
Students from the Ethics of Eating course (Philosophy 2411) turned local food into a feast March 7 for New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman.
Recent PhD Alums Published by Philosophers' Imprint:
Brent G. Kyle '11 "How Are Thick Terms Evaluative?"
Sydney Penner '11 "Suárez on the Reduction of Categorical Relations"
Daniel Young '13 named Rhodes Scholar Established in 1903 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the world's oldest international graduate scholarship program. About 85 scholars are selected annually based on academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor.
Philosophy major Daniel Young '13 One of 20 students in the country to receive the Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship
Alumnus Jeffrey Gettleman '94 wins the Pulitzer Prize The New York Times Press Release "We in philosophy are thrilled with the news of Jeffrey Gettleman's Pulitzer Prize and proud to have been part of his formative experience at Cornell," said Scott MacDonald, the Stanford H. Taylor '50 Chair of the Sage School of Philosophy. "On a recent visit to campus he spoke eloquently to students about the value of the analytical thinking and writing skills he honed as a philosophy major. It's always rewarding to see our former students making extraordinary contributions to the world beyond Cornell."