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In her new book, “Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia,” Prof. Kate Manne draws on personal experience as well as scientific research.
Kate Manne writes that “food noise,” ubiquitous on social media, is a rebrand of some of the most basic human drives: hunger, appetite, craving – and she argues that we should resist this reframing.
The award honors “standout pieces that successfully blend philosophical argumentation with an op-ed writing style.”
The key to funny sarcasm is found in empathy, says professor David Shoemaker, who studies the moral psychology of humor.
Historically, racial discrimination has been correlated with disparities in mental and physical health data. Morgan Thompson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, seeks to measure that impact through ethical psychometric tools and novel methodology.
In the age-old tradition of seafaring, the role of the navigator is pivotal. Armed with an array of tools from compasses to celestial bodies, the navigator guides the ship through both tranquil and tempestuous waters, ensuring a safe journey. This aptly captures the role of Julia Markovits, an Associate Professor in the Sage School of Philosophy, in the realm of philosophy.
Five professors will argue for the importance of their disciplines during the Logos Philosophy Debate Club’s annual debate.
The professorships are possible because of generous gifts from alumni, parents and friends.
Remembered as "a remarkable scholar and teacher, a true polymath," Miller was heralded for extending traditional boundaries of philosophy to incorporate the social sciences.
Richard “Dick” W. Miller, PhD, Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor in Ethics and Public Life (Emeritus), passed away on 6/9/23 at the age of 77. He is survived by Peggy Dieter (his wife of 41 years) and Laura Miller (his daughter).
Forty-three student scholars, including nine from Arts and Sciences, were honored at this year’s 35th Merrill Presidential Scholars ceremony on May 23.
This summer, 101 students in the College of Arts and Sciences will take part in groundbreaking research on campus with 61 faculty as part of the Nexus Scholars Program.
The end-of-year HSP research conference May 5 featured presentations by 45 senior undergraduates.
'My journey across humanities, social sciences and life sciences has equipped me with a variety of valuable skills.'
Jacqueline Allen is majoring in psychology, philosophy and government.
Fabio Cabrera is a philosophy and German studies major.
Five faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences were featured on a “Cornell week” on The Academic Minute radio program from May 1-5.
In admiration of the contributions of literature and philosophy scholar Hu Shih 1914, friends and alumni of Cornell funded an outdoor seating area for quiet and contemplation.
The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.
Klarman Fellow Toni Alimi identifies three features of so-called modern religious views in “Divine Institutes” by the 4th century scholar Lactantius.
Hübner's winning article from the Journal of the History of Philosophy gives a new reading of Spinoza’s claim that minds and bodies are “one and the same thing.”
John M. Doris reflected on his book "Character Trouble: Undisciplined Essays on Moral Agency and Personality" during a recent book talk.
Qiu Lin, a Postdoctoral Associate in the Sage School of Philosophy, sees the History of Philosophy as an area that contains questions which are inherently interesting, whether you have a background in philosophy or not.
When Alex “Arc” Kocurek, Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Sage School of Philosophy isn’t hiking or playing with his adorable cat Naomi, he’s working at the intersection of linguistic, logical, and metaphysical philosophy.
Kim Montpelier ‘24, Austin Manning ‘24 and Shanzai Ikhlas ‘24 won fellowships through the classics department.
How do you decide if a person in a difficult situation has acted criminally or not? John Doris reveals patterns in our moral judgments.
More than 700 students were awarded degrees at the university’s 20th recognition ceremony Dec. 18.
"Welcoming students to campus and providing them with the opportunity to connect to faculty and each other is a joy."
The minor is distinctive in including courses from many disciplines, from across Cornell’s schools and colleges.
The program matches undergraduate students with summer opportunities to work side by side with faculty from across the College.
What are the preconditions for moral judgment? In what matters may we be held morally agentic, culpable, or responsible as the true architect of our own actions? In what manner do humor and its determinants find themselves inextricably bound to such moral questions, and our ability to realize fundamental relational resilience, mutual vulnerability and health in the most essential of our human connections? How might we endure the tremendous sufferings of existence together, leaning on humanity in true universal affiliation?
After two successful books on misogyny and gender politics, Associate Professor Kate Manne of the Sage School of Philosophy is embarking on a new project: analyzing fatphobia.
Professor Rachana Kamtekar did not choose Classical Philosophy. Classical Philosophy chose her. She first encountered Ancient Greek philosophy as a Freshman in a Western Civilizations Class, in an argument, from Plato’s Republic V, that some objects are opinable and others knowable.
The Sage School of Philosophy announces with great sadness the death on September 3, 2022, of the brilliant and much beloved Sydney S. Shoemaker, Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy Emeritus.
Remembered as a powerful thinker and brilliant teacher, Shoemaker contributed to the outstanding reputation of Cornell philosophy during the second half of the twentieth century,
Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14.
Shaun Nichols, professor of philosophy and director of the cognitive science major in the College of Arts and Sciences, compares high-minded philosophical systems to the ways people approach everyday problems. Like picking wild blueberries.
A group of students, including some Nexus Scholars, is learning practical skills related to sustainability and connecting them to community behaviors.
Toni Alimi’s book project, “Slaves of God,” delves deep into the Augustine cannon, explaining the philosopher’s reasons for justifying slavery.
Students spent the semester working with local non-profits addressing issues from migrant family justice to food insecurity to sustainable agriculture.
Since 2004, Cornell’s Sage School of Philosophy has been the beneficiary of the Karp Fund for the study of ancient philosophy, endowed by Jack Karp ‘58 to honor his parents for their unwavering support of his education.
Dr. Monima Chadha (Monash University) will be the Sage School of Philosophy’s first Jack Karp Fellow, in Fall 2022.
Tad Brennan, Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy at the Sage School of Philosophy as well as Professor of Classics, is morally invested in allowing ancient thinkers, such as Plato and Aristotle, to be heard more clearly.
Humanities students studying an array of topics presented their work at the A.D. White House.
Scott MacDonald, Professor at the Sage School of Philosophy and Norma K. Regan Professor in Christian Studies, loves jazz, and he finds philosophy to be similar to jazz.
Karolina Hübner, Associate Professor in the Sage School of Philosophy as well as the Himan Brown Fellow for the Jewish Studies Program at Cornell, is a leading scholar in Early Modern Philosophy.
The College has awarded seven New Frontier Grants totaling $1.25 million to faculty members pursuing critical developments in areas across sciences and humanities.
Ariane Bowers is a philosophy major.
Philosophy professor Kate Manne calls the draft decision "a heartbreaking step back for the rights of women, and anyone who can get pregnant, in America today."
Ishaan Jhaveri '17 M.Eng '18 and Anna Grace Lee '20 were named New York Times Newsroom Fellows for 2022-23.