• FALL 2021 Office Hours: Mon - Thurs: 8:30 am - 5 pm.

Department News & Congratulations

  • Bernardo Andrade was awarded the Peirce Essay Prize for his paper, “Peirce's Imaginative Community: On the Esthetic Grounds of Inquiry.” The prize includes an invitation to present the essay at the 2022 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting in Baltimore and publication of the essay in the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.
  • Professor Marta Jimenez's new book, Aristotle on Shame and Learning to Be Good, has been published by Oxford University Press
  • Congratulations to alum Matthew Homan, who has published his first book, Spinoza's Epistemology through a Geometric Lens (Palgrave Macmillan).


November 4-6, 2021

Held Virtually


Keynotes: Saidiya Hartman (Columbia University), Beverly Guy-Sheftall  (Spellman College)



Rudolf Makkreel

1939 - 2021

The department is heartbroken to announce that Rudi Makkreel has passed away. He was the Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and served Emory from 1973 until his retirement in 2011. One of the leading Kant scholars of his generation, he transformed the field on an international level by directing our attention to Kant's Critique of Judgment, thus providing a broader and more nuanced reading of the whole of Kant's corpus. He also was the foremost Dilthey scholar of his generation, producing a scholarly edition of Dilthey's writings in English and authoring the book in the field, Dilthey: Philosopher of the Human Sciences, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Rudi was also a thinker in his own right who expanded his readings of Kant and Dilthey into an account of critical judgment that combined contextual sensitivity and normative authority.
Alongside his productivity as a scholar, which was ongoing, Rudi influenced generations of students, undergraduate and graduate alike, in nearly forty years at Emory. He also impacted his colleagues, who admired his depth of learning, gentle demeanor, and passion for philosophy. The Philosophy Department benefited from his leadership as Chair between 1980 and 1986, as did Emory given his broad service to the institution. Rudi also enriched the profession, particularly through his editorship of The Journal of the History of Philosophy, which he led from 1983 through 1998, and which he helped establish as a leading journal in the field. Rudi Makkreel left an indelible mark on Emory, Kant and Dilthey scholarship, and the broader discipline of Philosophy. While he will be missed, deeply, he left us with a rich legacy that we can continue to engage for years to come.