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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.

Jim Stewart wins South Carolina Society for Philosophy prize

Congratulations to Jim Stewart for winning the SCSP award for the "Best Paper by a Graduate Student" at the 2022 joint meeting of the SCSP & NCPS at Converse University.

Forgione defends his PhD:

Congratulations to Marco Forgione who recently defended his thesis on Richard Feynman's view of spacetime

Lynne Taylor to attend the University of South Florida

Congratulations to Lynne Taylor! She has been accepted to, and plans on attending, graduate school in philosophy at the University of South Florida this coming Fall.

Graduate admissions deadline February 15th!

The department of philosophy has extended its deadline and will now be accepting applications until February 15th

Grace Regnier awarded Scholarship to Oxford

Congratulations to Grace Regnier! Senior philosophy major Grace Regnier has been awarded the John & Daria Barry Scholarship to Oxford!

Samuel Miller-Poling to attend Emory Law

Congratulations to Samuel Miller-Poling! He has been accepted to, and plans on attending, Emory's School of Law this coming Fall

2021 Graduate student awards

Congratulations to Marco Forgione, Dustin Sigsbee and Apurva Parikh!

Avery Kral will study History & Philosophy of Science at Cambridge

Congratulations to Avery Kral! Before heading to Cambridge next year, this summer Avery will study Biblical Hebrew with Harvard Divinity School.

Michael Stöltzner wins Russell Research Award

Congratulations Michael Stöltzner! Professor Stöltzner has won the U of SC Russell Award for Humanities and Social Science!

U of SC MAP Diversity Roundtable at SCSP

The U of SC MAP Chapter will be participating in a panel at the SCSP Conference this week to discussing issues of diversity in academic philosophy from the perspective of undergraduates in the department.

Clyde LeMoine has Been Awarded the DAAD Study Scholarship!

Congratulations Clyde! The prestigious DAAD study Scholarship provides full financial support for masters studies in Germany.

Danne defends his PhD: Mathematical Realism from Reflectance Physicalism

Congratulations to Nicholas Danne on his defense of his dissertation and his recent publication of "How to make reflectance a surface property"

Weinberg on Enemies with Benefits: Live @ the Library

Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021, 4 - 4:30 p.m. @UofSCLibraries Instagram Live

Jeremy Weissman, UofSC philosophy PhD, publishes new book!

The book is titled "Crowdsourced Panopticon: Conformity and Control on Social Media" and has been published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Awards

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

Philosophy Department joins SRPoiSE

The Philosophy Department and the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society are now institutional members of the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering.


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