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Prof. Ursula Goldenbaum delivered a plenary lecture to the Xth International Leibniz Congress July 18-24, 2016, in Hannover, organized by the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Gesellschaft and the Leibniz-Stiftungsprofessor, in cooperation with national Leibniz Societies of China, France, Israel,  Italy, Japan, Romania, Spanien, the US, and with the Ibero-American network and the Francophone Association of Leibniz research.

Prof. Ursula Goldenbaum gave a lecture on "The young Leibniz and his turn to the Modern Mathematical Sciences” at the conference Leibniz in Mainz, June 2-3, 2016, organized by the Leibniz institute for European History at Mainz.

Professor John Stuhr delivered "The Changing Rhetoric of Forgiveness" at the biennial conference of the Rhetoric Society of America in Atlanta, May 26-29.

Prof. John Stuhr was a participant in the February 2015 interdisciplinary meeting on “The Humanities and the Science of Well Being:  Toward a Strategic Collaboration for Understanding, Measuring, and Cultivating Human Flourishing,” funded by the Templeton Religious Trust and administered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center.

Essays by Prof. John Lysaker—“Writing as Praxis”(vol 28, #4, 2014)—and by Prof. John Stuhr—“Genres, Hybrids, Crossings” (vol 29, #1, 2015)—have been published in The Journal of Speculative Philosophy’s two issue Symposium on “Crossings, Hybrids, Genres.”

Prof. Cynthia Willett was celebrated with a panel on her scholarship at SPEP in October in New Orleans.  Also in October, at International Association for Environmental Philosophy, she delivered “The Africana Origins of Interspecies Ethics.”  She presented the keynote, “Urban Art as Urban Uprising: From Ferguson to Mexico City,” in Mexico City in December at the Philosophy of the City Conference.

Prof. Ursula Goldenbaum lectured on Leibniz’s Strategy to avoid Necessitarianism while keeping the Geometrical Method at the Philosophy Department at the University of Konstanz, Germany, on November 13, 2014.

Emory Philosophy alum Firmin DeBrabander's new book Do Guns Make Us Free: Democracy and the Armed Society is now available to pre-order from Yale Books.

Prof. Ursula Goldenbaum delivered a Keynote at the Leibniz Conference of the NorthAmerican Leibniz Society at the University of South Florida, Tampa, held from October 31 to November 2, 2014, on "Leibniz and Joachim Hermann."

Prof. Andrew J. Mitchell organized the conference Heidegger's Black Notebooks: Philosophy, Politics, Anti-Semitism at the Emory Conference Center September 5–6, 2014, with speakers Peter Trawny, Bettina Bergo, Robert Bernasconi, Martin Gessmann, Sander Gilman, Peter E. Gordon, Michael Marder, Eduardo Mendieta, Richard Polt, and Tom Rockmore. You can listen to this provocative event, the first conference of its kind in the US, on iTunes.

Prof. Goldenbaum delivered a lecture at the conference on early modern philosophy in honor of Daniel Garber, on September 19-20, 2014 at Princeton University. The subject was Leibniz on tolerance and truth.

Visiting Assistant Professor Mark Fagiano signed a book contract with Indiana University Press. The work, Pragmatism About Race, traces the rise and fall of race science traditions for the purposes of addressing both the ambiguity of contemporary race discourses as well the persistence of social racisms. ​

Prof. Andrew J. Mitchell organized the conference Heidegger's Black Notebooks: Philosophy, Politics, Anti-Semitism at the Emory Conference Center September 5–6, 2014, with speakers Peter Trawny, Bettina Bergo, Robert Bernasconi, Martin Gessmann, Sander Gilman, Peter E. Gordon, Michael Marder, Eduardo Mendieta, Richard Polt, and Tom Rockmore. Further information about this provocative event, the first conference of its kind in the US, can be found here.

Professor Cynthia Willett’s latest book Interspecies Ethics now available here.

Emory University will host the 9th annual meeting of the feminist philosophy society philoSOPHIA May 14-16, 2015. For more information and the call for proposals (due 12/1/14) go here: http://www.philosophiafeministsociety.org/.

Graduate student Christopher Merwin has just signed a contract with Indiana University Press to translate (from the German) professor Günter Figal’s forthcoming book Inconspicuousness. Chris has spent a busy and productive summer presenting papers at the University of Freiburg, the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, the Nordic Wittgenstein Society, and as a speaker at a workshop on Heidegger at the University of Sussex. He is currently assisting in editing and has translated a contribution (from the original French) for the forthcoming volume Later Paths in Heidegger’s Thought (Indiana University Press, forthcoming), and is organizing a volume tentatively entitled Thinking Through Technology: Essays on the Later Works of Martin Heidegger to be ready for publication in 2015.

Prof. Andrew J. Mitchell is organizing the conference Heidegger's Black Notebooks: Philosophy, Politics, Anti-Semitism at the Emory Conference Center this September 5–6, 2014, with speakers Peter Trawny, Bettina Bergo, Robert Bernasconi, Martin Gessmann, Sander Gilman, Peter E. Gordon, Michael Marder, Eduardo Mendieta, Richard Polt, and Tom Rockmore. Further information about this provocative event, the first conference of its kind in the US, can be found here.

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.

Professor Noëlle McAfee gave a talk on “Kristeva’s Feminism” at the Kristeva Circle meeting at Vanderbilt University on March 29 and lectured on April 4 at Colby College on “Acting Politically in a Digital Age.”

Professor John Lysaker and Professor John Stuhr both presented papers to the annual meeting of the American Philosophies Forum in New York City April 3-5. Professor Lysaker's presentation was titled "Writing as Praxis" and Professor Stuhr's paper was titled "Genres, Crossings, Hybrids."

Graduate student Joel Michael Reynolds has been selected as the student speaker for the 2014 TedxEmory.

Prof. Goldenbaum will present an "Individual Lecture" at the International Leibniz Congress in Grenada, Spain, April 3-6, 2014, "Moses Mendelssohn's defense of Leibniz's Theodicy against Protestant Philosophy of History".

Emory Professor Cynthia Willett is a candidate for President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.

Graduate Student Sarah Meier recently presented a peer-reviewed paper at the International Hobbes Association group meeting at the Eastern APA, entitled "Hobbes on Natural Equality." She also provided commentary for a session in the main program at the Central APA, for a paper written by Arthur Yates, entitled "Hobbes's Theory of Punishment".

Cynthia Willett and Julie Willett's coauthored essay "Going to Bed White and Waking Up Arab: On Xenophobia, Affect Theories of Laughter, and the Social Contagion of the Comic Stage" was published in Critical Philosophy of Race vol. 2 no. 1, 2014. Get more info here.

In January, Professor John Lysaker lectured at The Penn State University. His talk, drawn from a book in progress, was entitled: "Be Like Me: The work of art." In February, he was an invited participant in "Managing the Self: A NIAS/KNAW Workshop." Convened in Wassenaar, Holland, the workshop brought together theorists and clinicians from the fields of philosophy, psychiatry, psychology, and psychosomatics, and participants from the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Australia, and the US. John's lecture was entitled: "Integrating Self-Experience: The Task of Being Human."