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.
UPCOMING PHILOSOPHY EVENTS:
- Apr 24 Ancient Philosophy Lecture
- Apr 24 Department Workshop
- Apr 25 Kretzmann Lecture: Shelly Kagan, Yale
- May 01 Department Workshop
- May 02 Discussion Club: Jennifer Nagel, U. of Toronto
- May 28 Hellenistic Philosophy Lecture
- Professor Andrew Chignell was recently honored with the Frederick Burkhardt Award for Recently Tenured Scholars, from the ACLS (American Council of Learned Scholars). He will spend a research year at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2015 - 2016.
- The fourth annual "Life Raft Debate" was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Goldwin Smith Hall's Lewis Auditorium. Five Cornell faculty members debated why they each should have the last seat in a life raft after an apocalyptic event. The event was sponsored by Logos, Cornell's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. See the surprising results in this report from the Cornell Sun.
- Jenna Galbut '14, Philosophy major, creates "Humans of Cornell" Facebook page and connects students.
USA Today College article
A Networking and Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy
Co-sponsored by Cornell's Sage School of Philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation, Princeton, Rutgers
August 21 - 24, 2014
at Princeton University
- Upcoming in the Fall of 2014:
"WoodFest", to be held in Ithaca October 31 - November 2, 2014.
A conference in honor of Professor Allen Wood and his 28 years at Cornell.
More information or to register
- Who Studies Philosophy? An article from the Physics Buzz Blog at PhysicsCentral.com has an analysis showing Philosophy dominates as the intended graduate field for those students with the highest GREs. Read more here.
Philosophy Students Serve Up the Ethics of Eating
Students from the Ethics of Eating course (Philosophy 2411) turned local food into a feast March 7 for New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman.
Recent PhD Alums Published by Philosophers' Imprint:
Brent G. Kyle '11 "How Are Thick Terms Evaluative?"
Sydney Penner '11 "Suárez on the Reduction of Categorical Relations"
Daniel Young '13 named Rhodes Scholar Established in 1903 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the world's oldest international graduate scholarship program. About 85 scholars are selected annually based on academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor.