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Penn State Philosophy major and volleyball star Haleigh Washington named Academic All-American

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State women's volleyball sophomore Haleigh Washington has earned Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, as announced the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) this morning. Washington was selected from a group of more than 40 student-athletes who earned academic all-district honors earlier this season.

Way to go, Haleigh!

Penn State alums Mariana Alessandri and John Kaag defend the value of philosophy in the Times Higher Education supplement

Penn State alums Mariana Alessandri and John Kaag defend the value of philosophy in the Times Higher Education supplement

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New Publication by Michael Burroughs!

Our own Michael Burroughs has co-authored a book set for release on November 30th, 2015.

"Philosophy in Education: Questioning and Dialogue in Schools" is a book in the fields of pre-college philosophy and philosophy of education, intended for philosophers and philosophy students, K-12 classroom teachers, administrators and educators, policymakers, and pre-college practitioners of all kinds. The book offers a wealth of practical resources for use in elementary, middle school, and high school classrooms, as well as consideration of many of the broader educational, social, and political topics in the field, including the educational value of pre-college philosophy, the philosophies of education that inform this philosophical practice, and the relevance of pre-college philosophy for pressing issues in contemporary education (such as education reform, child development, and prejudice and privilege in classrooms). The book includes sections on: the expansion of philosophy beyond higher education to pre-college populations; the importance of wondering, questioning and reflection in K-12 education; the ways that philosophy is uniquely suited to help students cultivate critical reasoning and independent thinking capacities; how to develop classroom communities of philosophical inquiry and their potentially transformative impact on students; the cultivation of philosophical sensitivity and positive identity formation in childhood; strategies for recognizing and diminishing the impact of social inequalities in classrooms; and the relationship between introducing philosophy in schools and education reform.

It can be found on Amazon here:

Paul Taylor interviewed on BBC

Our colleague Paul Taylor was interviewed recently by the BBC World News concerning the shootings in Charleston, SC.  You can hear his comments here:

Lawlor Essay on Bergson selected for anniversary issue of the Journal for the British Society for Phenomenology

Leonard Lawlor’s 2004 essay, “What Immanence? What Transcendence? The Prioritization of Intuition over Language in Bergson” has been selected for republication in the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology’s 50th year anniversary issue. Lawlor joins a prestigious list of contributors to the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology: Husserl, Heidegger, Scheler, Gadamer, Sartre, and Nancy.

Here is the link to the issue: