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

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Congratulations to Colin! He was awarded an NEH Fellowship for Spring 2019 for his project "Problems of Embodiment in Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, and Mary Astell Project." He will be preparing three journal articles for publication on the notion of body and self in the works of three seventeenth-century women philosophers: Margaret Cavendish (1623–1673), Anne Conway (1631–1679), and Mary Astell (1666–1731).

Congratulations to Graduate Student Katie Brennan, whose chapter, "Nietzsche’s Hamlet Puzzle: Life Affirmation in The Birth of Tragedy" has just been published in the *Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy*.

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John Hopkins University Professor Dean Moyar recently visited the College of Liberal Arts to present his paper on G.W.F. Hegel and the question of how philosophy relates to religion.

Assistant Professor Lee-Ann Chae received “Honorable Mention” in the Mark Sanders competition for Public Philosophy for her essay “Talking to Children about War." You can read about the competition and find a link to the paper on the Mark Sanders Foundation website.