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2023 UGA Philosophy graduates
Congratulations 2023 Graduates & Award Winners

The Department of Philosophy hosted a reception and awards presentation on Friday, May 12 to recognize Spring 2023 graduates and award recipients. Students and their families gathered for refreshments in the atrium of Peabody Hall as department head Aaron Meskin and undergraduate coordinator Thanassis Samaras recognized this year's graduates and scholarship and award winners. All graduating seniors were presented with a gift bag containing a…

CURO Jonas Andrulonis
Philosophy Undergraduates Present at CURO Symposium

Three undergraduate philosophy students participated in this year’s annual CURO Symposium, held April 3-4 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens: Joshua Simon Track: "Resolving the Inconsistency in the Physical and Psychological Differences of the Natural Slave and Natural Master of Aristotle's Politics" (mentored by undergraduate coordinator Athanasios Samaras) Jonas David Andrulonis (pictured at right): "Airpods, Everyday Aesthetics,…

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Spring 2023 Graduate Student News & Accomplishments

Dr. Michael Lindquist successfully defended his PhD dissertation, An Exploration of Environmental Values in Outer Space in July 2022, and is now employed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. His major professor was Dr Piers Stephens. Dr. Claire Worthington Mills successfully defended her PhD dissertation, Locating Livestock in Rawls’ Basic Structure: A Novel Approach to Distributive Justice for Farmed…

Peabody Hall
Spring 2023 Faculty News & Accomplishments

Professor Yuri Balashov gave a talk on "Harnessing the Power of Domain Adaptation" at the Annual Conference of the American Translators Association in Los Angeles, CA in October. Associate professor Melissa Fahmy’s paper, “Never Merely as a Means: Rethinking the Role and Relevance of Consent” was published in the March 2023 issue of Kantian Review. Dr. Fahmy presented her recent work on obligatory ends in the Biennial Meeting…

Fall '22 Philosophy graduates (Barta, Moynihan, Spector, & Sumlin pictured L-R)
Celebrating Fall 2022 Graduates

The Department of Philosophy held a reception on Friday, December 16 celebrating the graduation of students participating in the Fall 2022 commencement ceremonies. Congratulations to these accomplished students (Barta, Moynihan, Spector, & Sumlin pictured L-R): Michael Lindquist, PhD Jackson P. Barta, BA  Canah M. Dawson, BA Asadullah Khan, BA John I. Mbadugha, BA Matthew R. Pilgrim, BA Mary K. Simmons, BA…

UGA Ethics Bowl Team at '22 regional competition at UNGA
UGA Participates in Regional Ethics Bowl

A team of undergraduate UGA philosophy students recently participated in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition at the University of North Georgia alongside teams from UNG, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Clemson University, Virginia Tech, and Lynchburg University. The competition is affiliated with the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.   This was the…

The Office, Ethics Bowl '22 winners
Inaugural Ethics Bowl Was a Big Success

On Saturday October 22, the Department of Philosophy held their very first Ethics Bowl as part of the Ethics Awareness Week activities across campus. "In their presentations and discussions, the student participants truly exemplified several of the key virtues of ethical discussion: the principle of charity, attention to nuance, and identifying the core ethical tensions in complex situations," explains assistant professor Jeremy Davis, primary…

UGA Philosophy graduation reception
Department of Philosophy Hosts Spring 2022 Graduation Reception

The Department of Philosophy hosted a reception and awards presentation on Friday, May 13 to recognize Spring 2022 graduates and award recipients. Students and their families gathered for refreshments in front of Peabody Hall as department head Aaron Meskin and associate professor Piers Stephens recognized this year's scholarship and award winners. Undergraduate coordinator Athanasios Samaras presented all graduates with a gift bag containing a…

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Philosophy Undergraduates Published

Department of Philosophy undergraduate students Eshaan Agrawal and Austin Kral have articles in the most recent issue of the UGA publication, The Classic Journal. Agrawal's essay, "The Epistemic Value of Imagination" argues for a theory of mind utilizing imagination in the creation of knowledge. Kral's piece, "Anticipation Through Imagination" is an explication of the perception-, belief-, and access-approaches taken towards…

Peabody Hall
Philosophy Department Celebrates Graduating Seniors

  On Friday May 17th the Philosophy Department held both a virtual and a face to face ceremony in celebration of its seniors graduating in the spring and summer 2021. A record number of Philosophy majors graduated this year and some of them are going on to prestigious graduate programs. Congratulations to our students and best of luck in all future endeavors!  Gianna Scerbo, recipient of the Richard H. Severens scholarship, with…

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