UA Professor Receives Franklin Research Grant

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Chase Wrenn, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, is working to confront some of humanity’s most difficult-to-answer questions; namely, Wrenn is exploring the value of truth and why we care about it. In March and April of this year, Wrenn traveled to Scotland to the University of… Read more »

UCLA Philosopher to Present Lecture on Free Will, Moral Responsibility

Dr. Pamela Hieronymi, professor of philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the final lecture of the 2013-2014 Philosophy Today lecture series. The lecture, “The Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” will be Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus. The event is… Read more »

Philosopher of Mind Discusses Consciousness

From the January 2014 Desktop News | Dr. John Searle, Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the next lecture in the 2013-2014 Philosophy Today lecture series. His lecture, “Consciousness, the Brain, and the Soul,” will be presented Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in 30 ten Hoor Hall on The… Read more »

Philosophy Today Series Opens with Time Travel Discussion

Dr. Ned Markosian, a professor in the philosophy department at Western Washington University, will discuss the topic of time travel in the first lecture in the 2013-2014 Philosophy Today Series. His lecture, “Is Time Travel Possible?,” will be held Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus…. Read more »

Nath Earns Top Humanities Award

Philosophy Professor Wins Whetstone/Seamon Faculty Development Award Dr. Rekha Nath, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, was awarded the Whetstone/Seaman Faculty Development Award by the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF). The AHF and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life will host a symposium June 26 to recognize Nath’s achievement as well as engage the… Read more »

From UA to Africa

Alumnus Uses Philosophy Degree in Peace Corps From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Coming from Ozark, Alabama, to Tuscaloosa to attend The University of Alabama, Korey McLeod was like many new undergraduates. He was young, ambitious, and ready to start the higher education journey. But beyond this vague notion of upward movement, he had no idea where… Read more »

Philosophy Today Lecturer Revisits “The Problem of Consciousness”

“The Problem of Consciousness Revisited,” will be discussed by Dr. Frank Jackson, the second speaker in the 2012-2013 Philosophy Today Lecture Series, which brings well known philosophers to campus to lecture on various topics. He will review some of his research on consciousness that has been very influential in the philosophy community. Jackson, a leading… Read more »