The Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy
Cornell's Philosophy Department is home to a distinguished tradition of philosophical research and teaching. Founded at Cornell in 1891 with an endowment from Henry W. Sage, its courses, seminars, workshops, reading groups, and informal common-room discussions continue to be a vital part of intellectual life at Cornell. Students at every level and in every area of intellectual endeavor find opportunity to engage with great philosophical ideas and problems and develop the critical and analytical skills necessary for advancing our understanding of them.
Special Feature: History of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell
Why Study Philosophy?
Yet another reason:
Liberal Arts Degree is Now the Tech Industry's "Hottest Ticket"
says Forbes Magazine, July 2015
- Oct 23 Sage School Discussion Club at Stimson Hall
- Nov 06 Philosophy Graduate Student Invited Speaker Series at Stimson Hall
- Nov 13 Ancient Philosophy Speaker Series at Stimson Hall
Discussion Club event scheduled for Oct. 2 with speaker Dr. Laurence Thomas was cancelled. We hope to reschedule Dr. Thomas later in the fall semester.
Congratulations to Sage School Assistant Professor Kate Manne for winning a 2015 American Philosophical Association op-ed prize for her New York Times article: “In Ferguson and Beyond: Punishing Humanity”.
Where is China Headed?
EPL Video Series Continues
Announcing four additional new videos, just released by the Cornell Program on Ethics & Public Life
Leading China scholars Bai Tongdong, Daniel Bell, Eli Friedman, Ching Kwan Lee, Justin Yifu Lin, Tony Saich, and Wang Shaoguang analyze, evaluate, document, and debate governance, growth, inequality, reform, and protest in China.
To access videos, visit www.eplchina.cornell.edu.
Cornell's Warrior-Scholar Project and the Sage School
What does it take to read analytically and think critically about complex topics such as democracy, freedom, or equality? Sage School Professor Andrew Chignell participated in Cornell's Warrior-Scholar Project during the summer of 2015. The Project helps facilitate the transition of military veterans from combat to life in academia. Read more.
Sage School of Philosophy now leading $4.5 million study of hope and optimism with University of Notre Dame
Website: Hope and Optimism
A grant from the John Templeton Foundation is funding a research project called "Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations", co-directed by Cornell philosophy professor Andrew Chignell and Notre Dame philosopher Samuel Newlands.
The three-year interdisciplinary effort will explore the theoretical, empirical and practical dimensions of hope, optimism, and related states by supporting new research in the social sciences, philosophy, and religion.
"Grants of this size in the humanities are unusual," said Chignell, associate professor in Cornell's Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy. "Grants that range across the humanities and social sciences and are shared between two universities are extremely rare. So this is an exciting project that offers new opportunities for everyone involved."
- Professor Andrew Chignell was honored with the Frederick Burkhardt Award for Recently Tenured Scholars, from the ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies). He will spending a research year at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2015 - 2016.