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Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols to Join Sage School Faculty in Fall 2019

The Sage School of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Professor Shaun Nichols will be joining the Department of Philosophy as a Full Professor, beginning in the fall of 2019. Dr. Nichols is currently a Professor of Philosophy at The University of Arizona. He holds a joint appointment in Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Professor Nichols earned his bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He previously taught at the College of Charleston, where he held the Harry Lightsey Chair of Humanities, and at the University of Utah.

National Endowment for the Humanities Supports Kamtekar's Philosophy Research

Rachana Kamtekar, professor of philosophy and classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, received a $60,000 research fellowship for her book project, “Human Agency and Cause From Aristotle to Alexander,” on the notion of moral agency in ancient philosophy. Fellowships granted by the NEH Division of Research Programs include stipends of up to $5,000 a month, to support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars or general audiences or both.

Kate A. Manne,  Assistant Professor

“In the wake of the #MeToo campaign, we must ask ourselves the question: ‘How have we contributed to the silence surrounding sexual assault and harassment?’ And, often, the answer is that we only believe the victims we want to: and, conversely, we only heed the evidence against those men we’re not invested in believing in.”