First year Ph.D. student Eli Portella and fourth year Ph.D. student Larry Busk have co-authored an essay which was recently accepted for publication by the interdisciplinary journal Rethinking Marxism. The article, titled “Who are the True Machiavellians? Althusser and Merleau-Ponty Reading The Prince” reevaluates Machiavelli’s relationship to liberal political philosophy from a materialist perspective.
Dr. John Kaag (UO PhD in Philosophy, Summer 2007) has been featured on NPR, by Boston Globe Media, in the Congregational Library & Archives History Matters Series, and many others for his new book American Philosophy: A Love Story, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
One GoodReads review proclaims it’s “… the first philosophical page-turner I’ve ever read …”
For more information, visit the publisher’s website at http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374154486.
Doctoral Student Bonnie Sheehey has been awarded the 2016 William James Society Young Scholar Prize. Bonnie’s essay “Temporality and Tragedy in William James’s Philosophy of Hope” engages published and manuscript writings by William James to “unsettle the cooperative alliance between hope and progress” that has been too easily assumed by generations of pragmatism scholars.
This is the second year in a row this prize has been awarded to a UO graduate student (Doctoral Candidate Russell Duvernoy was awarded the 2015 William James Society Young Scholar Prize for his paper “‘Concepts’ and Continuity: Onto-Epistemology in William James”).
The Kimble First-Year Teaching Award, named in honor of professor emeritus Dan Kimble, is jointly sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and is administered by the Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP). The award is designed to recognize outstanding teaching performance and reflective practice by graduate employees (GEs) in their first year of college-level classroom experience.
Nicolae Morar, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, along with Daniel Smith (Project Director, Purdue University) and Thomas Nail (UO Philosophy Alumnus and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver), have been recently awarded a grant of $175,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to translate Deleuze’s 1985-1986 seminar on Michel Foucault.
Read the press release from Purdue University:
Resegregation as Curriculum: The Meaning of the New Racial Segregation in US Public Schools (Routledge 2016), a new book written by affiliated faculty member Jerry Rosiek with COE (the UO College of Education) was selected for the O.L. Davis, Jr. American Association for Curriculum and Teaching (AATC) Outstanding Book in Education Award for 2016.
Additional information on Dr. Rosiek’s book from the publisher’s website.
Contact Jerry Rosiek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Douglas Groothuis, UO PhD in Philosophy (Spring 1993) and Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary, has written a new book Philosophy in Seven Sentences: A Short Introduction to a Vast Topic (InterVarsity Press, January 2016).
“Each chapter looks at a particular philosopher and a representative sentence.
1. Protagoras – Man is the measure of all things.
2. Socrates – The unexamined life is not worth living.
3. Aristotle – All men by nature desire to know.
4. Augustine – You have made us for yourself, and restless is our heart until it comes to rest in you.
5. Descartes – I think, therefore I am.
6. Pascal – The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
7. Kierkegaard – The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.”
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Fourth-year Ph.D. student Larry Busk has landed papers in two major professional journals—one in Constellations, a top critical theory journal, and one in Philosophy Today, one of the leading journals for general articles in continental philosophy. The Constellations paper (titled “It’s a Good Life? Adorno and the Happiness Machine”) uses Adorno’s work to critique the contemporary cultural trend of “socially mandated optimism.” The essay to appear in Philosophy Today (“History as Chiasm, Chiasm as History”) connects Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy of history and his later ontology. The former article will appear in print early in 2017; the latter will appear in the summer of 2018. Busk is currently in the early stages of a dissertation on Arendt and radical democratic theory under the direction of Dr. Rocío Zambrana.
“I claim that there is grounding for an ethics of care in the ontololgy of the self. If anyone in the department is interested in the intersection of ethics and metaphysics, and still hopes for an ontological grounding for virtue ethics, the preface and the first chapter can be found on Google Books under H. G. Wright Ontic Ethics. With this book I complete a long circle that started when I was an undergraduate in philosophy. I decided that I was too bookish and would need a career outside of academia in order to understand life and philosophy better. So I went to medical school and had a wonderful, varied 40 year career in medicine. I came back to philosophy for a graduate degree at U. of O. Since then I have volunteered for a free clinic and taught biology and philosophy at a college and a nursing school. Now I am completely retired except that I still read philosophy and am reviving an old love, music.”
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