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Local party internship leads philosophy student to presidential encounter

It’s not every day you get to meet the first lady of the United States and hear the president and vice president speak in person. For Ethan Wilson, it was a highlight of his time at the University of South Carolina.

Jeffrey Turner Awarded Ada. B Thomas Outstanding Advisor Award

Dr. Turner receives a prestigious, competitive award for his contributions to student advising

Thomas Burke Highlighted as an American philosopher

Thomas Burke was recently interviewed in a series "I Am An American Philosopher" hosted by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Philosophy Awards

The Philosophy Department has awarded its annual Undergraduate and Graduate Philosophy Awards! Congratulations to the winners!

Agnes Bolinska Named McCausland Fellow

Dr. Bolinska awarded the most prestigious faculty fellowship for early-career faculty

Leye Komolafe Speaks at Seminar in San Fracisco, CA

Komolafe speaks about a film club he helped coordinate that highlighted the 2020 police protests in Nigeria

Success at Philosophy of Five Points

Participants were able to engage with artists, philosophers, and businesses.

Philosophy of Five Points

On November 17th at 6 p.m., the Department of Philosophy, in collaboration with the Five Points Association and Cola Love, bring you Philosophy of Five Points.

Dustin Sigsbee Publishes in Journal of Value Inquiry

The article is titled "Parental Responsibility and Our Special Relationship with Animal Companions".

Justin Weinberg to Participate in APA Webinar

The webinar, "The Ethics of AI in Philosophy", will take place Thursday, October 12th at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

Patrick Brissey wins College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Teaching Award.

This annual award for professional track faculty recognizes excellence in instruction to undergraduate students.

Emily Mathias Earns Bilinski Fellowship for '23 - '24

Congratulations to Emily Mathias who has recently been awarded a Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship!

2022 to 2023 Graduate Philosophy Awards

The Philosophy Department has awarded its annual graduate Philosophy Awards. Congratulations to the winners!

Salomon Campos-Rice wins Undergraduate Research Award at 2023 Discover USC Conference

Salomon, mentored by Dr. Justin Weinberg, was awarded second place in his division for his project, "The Role of Moral Theory in Regulating Offensive Behavior."

Matthew Traverez wins the award for the best undergraduate paper at the South Carolina Society for Philosophy!

Undergraduates Evan Barker and Kyle Barnes, as well as faculty Agnes Bolinska, Thomas Burke, and Brett Sherman were also in attendance.

Congratulations to Excel grant winners Tom Burke and Brett Sherman!

Burke's project takes a pragmatist look at the Second Amendment, whiles Sherman's project challenges the traditional "possible worlds" framework.

2023 Undergraduate philosophy Awards

The Philosophy Department has awarded its annual undergraduate Philosophy Awards. Congratulations to the winners!

Should dyslexics pursue philosophy?

As someone with dyslexia and dysgraphia, Tyke Nunez posts on Daily Nous about whether these are sufficient reasons not to go to graduate school in philosophy.

Agnes Bolinska featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education!

The article is about Agnes' participation in a Duke seminar on teaching civil discourse in an age of political polarization. Agnes will be teaching a course related to this work in the Honors College this spring. 

Rosamond Kent Sprague passes away

Rosamond Sprague passed away on September 10th at the age of 100

Eric Mullis highlighted as an American philosopher

Eric Mullis (UofSC Philosophy PhD 2005) was recently interviewed in a series "I Am An American Philosopher" hosted by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

Jerry Hackett wins the Franciscan Institute Medal

Jerry won the medal for excellence in Franciscan Studies and magisterial scholarship on the works of Roger Bacon.

Marco Forgione receives postdoc at Milan

Congratulations Marco! The postdoc is at the University of Milan in the research group "Proteus: Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s)"

Dustin Sigsbee wins Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship!

Congratulations to Dustin Sigsbee who has been selected as one of new Bilinksi Foundation Fellows for 2022.

Stewart defends her PhD: Alexa, Should I Trust You? A Theory of Trustworthiness for Artificial Intelligence

Congratulations to Lizzy Stewart who recently defended her dissertation on trustworthiness and AI.


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