Philosophy

Philosophy Associate Professor Receives Stipend to Examine Human Thoughts

Department of Philosophy Associate Professor Daniel Weiskopf has been selected to receive a $6,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer stipend to work on his book, The Vehicles of Thought. 

“The NEH is one of the main supporters of innovative scholarship in the United States, so it’s an honor to have been selected… more »

Recent Faculty Publications (Philosophy)

George Graham, Professor: Tekin, S., O. Flanagan and G. Graham (2017). “Against the Drug Cure Model: Addiction, Identity, and Pharmaceuticals,” in Philosophical Issues in Pharmaceutics: Development, Dispensing, and Use, Dien Hom, ed., (Springer 2017): 221-236.

Andrew Altman, Distinguished University Professor: Andrew Altman, “Targeting al Qaeda: Ethics and Law in the U.S. ‘War on Terror’,” in… more »

Philosophy and Neuroscience Professor to be Honored for Contribution to Philosophy Research

Andrea Scarantino, philosophy and neuroscience professor, has been selected to receive the 2017 Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research by the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP). 

The Simon Award recognizes early career scholars whose research is expected to reshape debates at the nexus of computing and philosophy. The recipient is awarded… more »

Philosophy Alum Helps Start First Philosophy Master’s Program in Cambodia

Thanks to the work of philosophy alumna, Maria Montello, and the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia now has its first-ever Philosophy Master of Arts program.

“People say that when you go into this line of work, you can be guaranteed that only one person will change as the result of it—you,” Montello said. “That… more »

Philosophy Professor Named Editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Associate Professor of Philosophy Jessica Berry is the new executive editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies. 

Founded in 1992, the Journal of Nietzsche Studies is an international journal dedicated to publishing research about German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

The journal’s previous home was City University… more »

Philosophy Professor Receives Grant to Study Moral Injury in Soldiers

Professor Andrew I. Cohen of the Philosophy Department at Georgia State University has received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to investigate moral injury in post-deployment soldiers.

Experts define moral injury as a disorientation and loss of trust in others or self caused by involvement in injustice or wrongdoing.… more »

Outstanding Faculty Awards 2016

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Faculty Awards: Lindsey Cohen, professor of Psychology; Nicola Sharratt, assistant professor in Anthropology; Carmen Eilertson, senior lecturer in Biology; Kyle Frantz, professor of Neuroscience; Cassandra White, associate professor of Anthropology; Christy Visaggi, lecturer in Geosciences; Sarah Brosnan, associate professor of… more »

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Members Recognized by University

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that four faculty members are among the recipients of this year’s Georgia State University faculty awards. The faculty members are: Andrew Altman of Philosophy, Toby Bolsen of Political Science, W. Crawford Elliott of Geosciences and Sandra Dwyer of Philosophy.

Alumni Distinguished Professor Award – Andrew… more »

Philosophy Professor Receives Humboldt Fellowship to Study Emotions

Philosophy Professor Andrea Scarantino has been awarded the Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers to work on his project, “The Motivational Theory of Emotions,” at the University of Osnabrück’s Institute of Cognitive Science in Germany.

Scarantino’s interest in emotions was sparked by his dissatisfaction with existing theories’ understanding of emotions primarily as feelings or evaluations. The… more »

GSU professor to speak at TEDxSydney

On April 26, Nicole Vincent will be speaking at the TEDxSydney event live from the Sydney Opera House.

Vincent, an Australian philosopher and neuro-ethicist, is both an associate professor with Georgia State University’s Department of Philosophy and research project leader at Technische Universiteit Delft in the Netherlands.

Her lecture, “The impact of cognitive enhancement on… more »