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John Stuhr's essay, "Peirce, Pragmatism, and Purposive Action" has been published in Charles Sanders Peirce In His Own Words:  100 Years of Semiotics, Communication and Cognition, eds. Thellefsen and Sorensen (De Gruytner, 2014), an international collection that explores and develops the impact of Peirce's philosophy a century after his death in 1914.

Professor Thomas Flynn's new book, Sartre: A Philosophical Biography, is now available for pre-order here.

Graduate student Joel Michael Reynolds has been chosen as the 2014-15 Laney Graduate School Disability Studies Fellow, a fellowship which comes with the role of Program Coordinator for the Emory Disability Studies Initiative. Joel has had a busy spring and summer, presenting papers at conferences including the Society for Disability Studies, the South Carolina Society for Philosophy, Derrida Today, and the Summer Institute in American Philosophy.

Professor Ursula Goldenbaum presented a paper about "Pre-established Harmony as a Threat" at an International Conference on "Yet another German Philosophy" at the University of Turin, organized by Paola Rumore and Enrico Pasini, June 3-4, 2014.

Professor Ursula Goldenbaum presented a paper on the correspondence of Louis Bourguet and Jacob Hermann at the International Leibniz Conference in Hannover, Germany, May 23-24. 2014, Leibniz in Latenz - Rezeption 1716-1740.

Professor Rudolf Makkreel has been awarded a Heilbrun Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. It will support his new research project on the relation between opinion, belief and knowledge in Kant. Also his latest book, Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics, will soon be published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Julia Haas accepted a two-year McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University St. Louis, to start in Fall 2014. She was also invited to give a talk on "Recruiting Computational Neuroscience to Explain Weakness of Will" at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London in January of 2014.

Dustin Peone successfully defended his dissertation prospectus, "Memory as Philosophy: Hegel, Montaigne and the Philosophical Tradition of Recollection" on April 23. Committee members were Donald Verene (director), Ann Hartle, and Susan Bredlau.

Joel Michael Reynolds successfully defended his dissertation prospectus, "Ethics of Bodies: Pain, Disability, and the Claims of Corporeal Variability" on April 22 (John Lysaker, chair; Cynthia Willett and Andrew Mitchell, committee members).

Kate Schweitzer successfully defended her dissertation, "Principled Compromise in Theorizing about Justice," on May 15. Professor Michael Sullivan directed the dissertation; the committee members were John Stuhr and Cindy Willett. Readers were John Lysaker and Melvin Rogers. Congratulations on completing all the requirements for the Ph.D., Dr. Schweitzer!


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September 4, 2014

Thomas Flynn, Emory
“Sartre as Philosopher of the Imaginary: The Continued Relevance of His Thought”
4:15 p.m., Room TBA

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