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.
The Sage School is happy to host visiting philosophers for the
"Bayesian Theories of Perception and Epistemology" Conference being held at Cornell July 26-28.
More information and agenda here.
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.
Click on "Undergraduate" (link above), then "Philosophy Minor", for more information. Link here
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 will fund a new research project called "Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations", to be 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.