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Humanities Without Walls- Graduate Fellowship Accepted

The department of Philosophy would like to congratulate Romy Opperman, Ph.D. student, for being accepted for the Fall 2017 Humanities Without Walls- Graduate Fellowship!  Her application is believed to contribute greatly to the Legacies of the Enlightenment project.

The Humanities Without Walls research project on the "Legacies of the Enlightenment" analyzes how the Enlightenment has come to inform our current concept of humanity and the interrelation of human and non-human. The period of the Enlightenment was a time when the boundaries separating organic and inorganic materials were beginning to crumble. This can be seen in the materialist-oriented work of philosophers such as Baruch Spinoza, John Locke, and Denis Diderot. Material philosophy, which focuses on the breaking down of matter into its most basic elements, continues to inform the ways we understand the coexistence of nature and humans in the anthropocene.