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.

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Congratulations to Lindsay Craig on her promotion to Associate Professor of Instruction, effective July 1, 2019!

We are thrilled to announce that Eli Alshanetsky (PhD NYU, Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University) will be starting a position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy (tenure-track) in Fall 2019.

Congratulations to recent Philosophy prizewinners: Graduating Philosophy majors Brigit Andersson and Jebediah Taylor jointly won the Ira Lawrence Award for outstanding performance in the philosophy major. Graduating
Philosophy major John Harris was awarded the Thomas Meyer Memorial Award for community building activities among Philosophy Undergraduates.

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Philosophy Department Chair and Professor Miriam Solomon is the College of Liberal Arts’ second Guggenheim Fellowship winner in as many years. She’ll use her fellowship to study how to improve the criteria and process for revising psychiatric categories in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.

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Graduate Student Meryl Lumba has won the College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Instructor of Record Award. Congratulations, Meryl!