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Philosophy Circle Workshop: Applying to Philosophy Graduate Programs

This Friday, Professor Mary Beth Mader will hold a workshop for all BA and MA students considering graduate study in Philosophy on "Applying to Philosophy Graduate Programs." The workshop will be held from 1-3pm in CL 329. There will be pizza for all participants.

Changing the Face of Philosophy

In the most recent newsletter of the College for Arts and Sciences, the Philosophy Department at the University of Memphis is recognized for its efforts to contribute to diversity in the profession. With the support of the University and the Graduate School, the Provost Predoctoral Diversity Awards for qualified students of underrepresented groups have been critical in the department's success. Having already graduated ten African American philosophers, the department is currently training six Black doctoral students, four Hispanic graduate students, as well as one Asian-American student. 

The article is available here.

Call for Papers: Kristeva Circle

The Kristeva Circe is now accepting paper proposals for its third conference, which will take place September 10-12, 2015, at the University of Memphis. Please submit abstracts (500-750) words on any topic related to the work of Julia Kristeva to kristevacircle@gmail.com. The organizers welcome submissions from across all disciplines. Abstracts should be suitable for peer review; include a separate document with name, paper title, affiliation, and contact information. The deadline for abstracts is January 30, 2015.

Schedule of events, spring 2015

Jan. 23

Faculty Research Forum: Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis), 3-5 pm, CL 317

Jan. 24

Faculty Retreat, 9 am-2 pm, Alumni Center

Jan. 30

Philosophy Circle Workshop “Applying to Philosophy Graduate Programs,” Mary Beth Mader (Memphis), 1-3 pm, CL 329 [All interested students are welcome.]

Feb. 13

Pizza and Pedagogy, 1-3 pm CL 329

Graduate Student Colloquium, 3-5 pm, CL 213

Feb. 20

Philosophy Circle Talk, 1-3 pm, CL 329

Feb. 27-28

Graduate Conference “Behind the Bars: The Future of Prisons”  

Mar. 20

Simco Lecture: Louise Antony (UMass Amherst), CL 317

Mar. 27

Moss Lecture: Dorothée Legrand (ENS, Paris), CL 317

Mar. 28

Marie Curie and Moss Workshop “Anxiety and Insight”

Speakers: Dorothée Legrand (ENS, Paris), Drew Leder (Loyola), Louis Sass (Rutgers), Dylan Trigg (Memphis/UCD)

Apr. 10

Pizza and Pedagogy, 1-3 pm, CL 329

Graduate Colloquia, 3-5 pm, CL 213

Apr. 17

Philosophy Circle Talk: Jon Cogburn (LSU), 12:30-2:30 pm, CL 329

Department Speakers Series: Jon Cogburn and Mark Allen Ohm (LSU), 3-5 pm, CL 317

April 30-May 2

PhD Alumni 25th Anniversary Conference, University Center, Details TBA

New issue of Sophia

The Fall 2014 issue of Sophia, the department's newsletter, is now available. Read about recent developments and the department's various programs, and get to know our faculty and students here.

 

Faculty Books: New, Forthcoming, In Press, Under Contract

- Stephan Blatti (co-edited with Paul Snowdon) Essays on Animalism: Persons, Animals, and Identity (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
- Stephan Blatti (co-edited with Sandra Lapointe) Ontology After Carnap (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
- Stephan Blatti (ed.) Spindel Supplement (“The Lives of Human Animals”), The Southern Journal of Philosophy 52 (2014).
- Pleshette DeArmitt, The Right to Narcissism: A Case for an Im-possible Self-Love (Fordham University Press, 2014).
- Remy Debes (ed.) Dignity: The History of a Concept (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
- Remy Debes (co-edited with Karsten Steuber) Ethical Sentimentalism (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).
- Shaun Gallagher (co-edited), Oxford Handbook of Cognition: Embodied, Enactive, Extended (under contract, Oxford University Press).
- Shaun Gallagher, The Phenomenological Mind (2nd ed.) appeared in Spanish and Korean translations (2013).
- Kas Saghafi and Pleshette DeArmitt (co-editors), Remains: Jacques Derrida (under contract, Edinburgh University Press).
- Deborah Tollefsen, Groups as Agents (Polity, 2015).
- Somogy Varga, Naturalism, Hermeneutics and Mental Disorder (under contract, Oxford University Press).
- Somogy Varga, Ruptured Selves: Embodied Cognition and Mental Disorder (under contract, MIT Press).
- Somogy Varga (co-edited with Michelle Merritt) Special Issue of Cognitive Systems Research (“Socially Extended Mind”) (2013).

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Graduate Student News
News of recent graduate student accomplishments may be found here.

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