Philosophy News

College of Liberal Arts Philosophy students are challenged by their professors to explore life’s biggest questions about god, health, disease, free will and more. Here, we explore the big questions about the lives and academic and professional careers of our students, alumni and faculty. Read their stories and contact us if you have a Temple Philosophy story that needs to be shared. The program is locally rooted in the cultural center that is Philadelphia, but its global reach touches European and Greek philosophy and so much more. Follow along as the Department of Philosophy scrutinizes life’s great mysteries in pursuit of greater answers.

Congratulations to Eli Alshanetsky for publishing “Thoughts into words” at Aeon magazine. Professor Alshanetsky discusses “the paradox of articulation: are you excavating existing ideas, or do your thoughts come into being as you speak?”

Professor David Wolfsdorf's edited volume Early Greek Ethics has just been published by Oxford University Press.


Image of George Aulisio

Congratulations to George Aulisio, a graduate student in the department, for his recent publication “The Deontological Foundation of Neo-Confucian Virtue Ethics” in International Philosophy Quarterly. Keep up the good work!


Congratulations to Meryl Lumba for winning a 2020-21 CHAT Advanced Graduate Fellowship Award! Meryl will be working on her dissertation entitled “Hegel, Comedy, and Coping: Moving Beyond the End of Art.” Well done!


Jake Jackson

Congratulations to Jake Jackson for successfully defending his dissertation, “Epistemically Adrift: Mood Disorders and Navigating Responsibility”! Jake is making a name for himself in the field and has already started publishing his work: “Patronizing Depression: Epistemic Injustice, Stigmatizing Attitudes, and the Need for Empathy” in the Journal of Social Philosophy and “Phenomenological Psychopathology and America’s Social Life-World” in the Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology. Bravo!