Cynthia Willett

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

Office: Bowden Hall 319

Phone: 404.727.2241

Fax: 404.712.9425

Email: cynthia.willett@emory.edu

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Mailing Address:

Department of Philosophy

Emory University
561 S. Kilgo Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Education

  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1988

Biography

Proposed and established the Institute for the History of Philosophy at Emory in 2006.

Research

Social ethics; philosophical psychology especially affects, self, community; cultural politics especially tragedy, comedy, music; new critical theory and social thought from intersectional, multicultural, and cross-species approaches

Selected Publications

Current Work

  • Co-editor of the web-based Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy: http://web.mit.edu/sgrp
  • Currently working on the book Ethics as Music
  • Co-author of the book On Humor: Or How Feminists, Animals, and Other Rebels Use Belly Laughs to Talk Truth to Power (under review)
  • Co-authored  article,  Ethics of Disaster: Criticality Theory, Quantum Physics, and Tragic Ethics  sponsored by a PERS grant
  • From Co-Director, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy  TO
  • Co-Director, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (2008-2011 with 50th Anniversary Celebration)

    

Fellowships and Honors

  • Co-Director, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • Executive Board, American Philosophical Association (Eastern, 2008-2010)
  • Emory College Winship Distinguished Research Scholar (1998-2001)
  • Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at University of Kansas (1995)

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