Ethics initiatives: bowl team and film series
The Department of Philosophy is pursuing a series of initiatives focusing on ethics. The Ethics Bowl Team is meeting weekly now, and prepping for an upcoming event to be held at the University of North Georgia in November 2022. An upcoming Ethics Film Fest includes introductions and facilitated discussions from Department of Philosophy faculty including Aaron Meskin, Jeremy Davis, and Sarah Wright.
Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Edward Halper hosted “Symposium XIII: Plato’s Sophist,” the thirteenth triennial meeting of the International Plato Society at UGA. This was the first time that the IPS met in the US, and it was a great success with robust in-person participation in the weeklong conference. More than 90 scholars from across the globe came to Athens for the event, in addition to a large online international participation.
Faculty News and Accomplishments
As usual, UGA Department of Philosophy faculty have been very busy publishing, presenting, researching, and organizing and participating in conferences and events at UGA and far beyond.
Graduate Student News and Accomplishments
The Department of Philosophy graduate students continue to achieve, winning coveted awards and fellowships. This semester, we welcome six new graduate students including Danielle Kotrla (PhD), Josef Mathews (PhD), William Malzow (PhD), and Douglas Geiger (MA)
Department of Philosophy undergraduates excel
The Department of Philosophy continues to attract extraordinarily talented undergraduate students. Last semester, several were honored with awards and achievements and recognized alongside graduating seniors during a graduation reception. Undergraduate students have also been active in publishing.