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.
News & Announcements
- Conference Celebrates Ancient Philosophers, Fine and Irwin
Ancient philosophy is thriving at Cornell, with a new visiting professor ... and a conference planned 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."