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Murdock as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow 2020-21

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Professor Esme Murdock, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Diego State University, will join us for the 2020-21 academic year as our Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Professor Murdock received her PhD in Philosophy from Michigan State University in 2016. Her work focuses in the areas of environmental philosophy and environmental ethics and social and political philosophy with attention on environmental justice, philosophies of race and gender, and settler colonial theory. She will be working on a book project entitled Blood, Bone, and Land: Black Environmental Identities, Heritages, and Histories in Coastal South Carolina. We look forward to welcoming Professor Murdock to Penn State in August.

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Professor Esme Murdock, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Diego State University, will join us for the 2020-21 academic year as our Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Professor Murdock received her PhD in Philosophy from Michigan State University in 2016. Her work focuses in the areas of environmental philosophy and environmental ethics and social and political philosophy with attention on environmental justice, philosophies of race and gender, and settler colonial theory. She will be working on a book project entitled Blood, Bone, and Land: Black Environmental Identities, Heritages, and Histories in Coastal South Carolina. We look forward to welcoming Professor Murdock to Penn State in August. 

Department Head and Liberal Arts Professor receives award

Department Head and Liberal Arts Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Amy Allen, has been named the recipient of the Class of 1933: Distinction in the Humanities Award. Congratulations to Amy on this great achievement!

Department Head and Liberal Arts Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Amy Allen, has been named the recipient of the Class of 1933: Distinction in the Humanities Award. Congratulations to Amy on this great achievement!  

Professor Emerita publishes new book

Congratulations to Veronique Foti, Professor Emerita, for the publication of her new book, Merleau-Ponty at the Gallery: Questioning Art Beyond His Reach (SUNY Press, 2020).

Congratulations to Veronique Foti, Professor Emerita, for the publication of her new book, Merleau-Ponty at the Gallery: Questioning Art Beyond His Reach (SUNY Press, 2020).

CBC produces podcast on Richard Rorty Society Meeting

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/people-are-turning-to-this-late-american-philosopher-in-troubled-times-1.5387197 CBC Radio Thanks to his politically centrist views, his praise for patriotism, and his disdain for talk of 'objective truth,' philosopher Richard Rorty succeeded in enraging progressives and conservatives ... www.cbc.ca

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/people-are-turning-to-this-late-american-philosopher-in-troubled-times-1.5387197

 

CBC Radio

Thanks to his politically centrist views, his praise for patriotism, and his disdain for talk of 'objective truth,' philosopher Richard Rorty succeeded in enraging progressives and conservatives ...

www.cbc.ca

New Philosophy B.S. degree available

Students at Penn State – University Park who are already earning a B.S. degree may now double major in the Philosophy B.S. degree.

The Philosophy B.S. option is intended for students who wish to study philosophy as part of a multiple major program with other B.S. degree programs, especially those connected to the life sciences, the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, or technology. It allows such students to study the philosophical, critical, and ethical dimensions of pure and applied sciences, including the areas of philosophy foundational for such study. The focus is, then, on analytic and normative reasoning connected to reasoning and explanation; theory and practice; the nature and limits of human understanding; and the structure and knowability of the world it seeks to understand.

Details of this major will be found soon on the Philosophy Undergraduate website and, eventually, in the University Bulletin. In the meanwhile, please contact your academic advisor or the Philosophy Director of Undergraduate Studies, Christopher Moore (crm21@psu.edu).