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2022

Prof. Dilek Huseyinzadegan published a paper in Kantian Review on Charles Mills's Black Radical Kantianism in November 2021. Open Access link here.

Oxford University Press has just released Prof. John Stuhr's latest book, No Professor's Lectures Can Save Us:  William James's Pragmatism, Radical Empiricism, and Pluralism(Oxford and New York:  Oxford University Press). 2023 for paperback, hardback, and e-book.

Prof. John Stuhr presented an address, "Pluralism and Individualism:  Thoughts on Mediation and its Discontents, Comfort and its Inequalities, and Institutions and Their Agents," at the Lachs Conference on American Philosophy at Vanderbilt University on October 14, 2022.

Profs. Axelle Karera and David Marriott were inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College on October 13, 2022.

Prof. Cynthia Willett joined with Tomás Saraceno’s collaborators for a conversation on the installation “Particular Matter(s): Arachnophobia to Arachnophilia” in Manhattan.

Congratulations to the following undergraduates: Hannah RismanNoah Taylor, and Ashley Bruder for being awarded the Kuntz Prize, and to Steve Gaunt for being awarded the Hartshorne Prize.

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).

John Stuhr delivered “Radical Empiricism: William James and Gilles Deleuze,” his initial presentation in the Università degli Studi di Milano seminar on “Philosophy as a Method of Thinking Practices: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, and Post-Structuralism in the Light of Pragmatism.” The spring 2021 course includes more than 70 faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and Ph.D. students from over 30 countries. 

A new podcast by two Emory Philosophy graduates has launched. Overthink offers fresh takes on philosophical themes in relation to culture and everyday life. Co-hosted by Philosophy professors Ellie Anderson (Ph.D., 2016) and David Peña-Guzmán (Ph.D., 2015), each episode is a conversation based around a particular topic, such as anxiety, nostalgia, or the politics of anti-mask movements. Expect references to your favorite philosophers in discussions on cottagecore, "The Good Place," and millennials' obsession with plants. Listen here.

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Society, Politics, and Ethics is now available.

For the spring of 2020, Professor George Yancy is the University of Pennsylvania's Inaugural Fellow in the Provost's Distinguished Faculty Fellowship Program.

Professor Noëlle McAfee's latest book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, has won the American Psychoanalytic Association's Courage to Dream book award. It will be the subject of a book session at the 2020 Eastern Division meeting and another session in February at the meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Emory Philosophy Department members were almost omnipresent at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential PhilosophyEleven philosophy department faculty and current graduate students presented papers: John Stuhr, Kit Slover, Falguni Sheth, Miguel Gualdrón Ramírez, Andrew Mitchell, Christopher Merwin, Noëlle McAfee, Lynne Huffer, Catherine Fullarton, Jordan Daniels, and Benjamin Davis. In addition, Cynthia Willett served as a session commentator, and John Lysaker, Dilek Huseyinzadegan, Susan Bredlau served as session chairs. Erin Tarver spoke at a special book session on her The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity. Finally, nine recent Emory philosophy Ph.D.s were also on the SPEP program as speakers or commentators.

Dilek Huseyinzadegan was interviewed on Political Theory Review podcast (by Jeffrey Church) about her new book, Kant's Nonideal Theory of Politics (Northwestern University Press, 2019).

A Department First: Essays by two Emory philosophy department faculty members are included in The Oxford Handbook of DeweyNoelle McAfee's "Dewey and Public Philosophy" and John Stuhr'"Dewey's Pragmatic Politics: Power, Limits, and Realism About Democracy as a Way of Life." 

Professor Cynthia Willett was awarded a Digital Publishing in the Humanities/TOMO subsidy of $15,000 for the publication of her forthcoming book, Uproarious: How Feminist Comics and Other Subversives Speak Truth.

Professor John Lysaker's new book, Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports has been published by Oxford University Press.

Ben Davis has been awarded the 2018 Young Scholar Award for his essay, “Pragmatic Interruption: Habits, Environments, Ethics.” The award, given by the William James Society, includes an invitation and financial support to present the essay at the 2019 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division meeting in New York City and publication of the essay in William James Studies.

The Oxford Handbook of Dewey (ed. Steven Fesmire; Oxford University Press, 2018) includes chapters by two Emory philosophers: Noëlle McAfee’s “Dewey and Public Philosophy” and John Stuhr’s “Dewey’s Pragmatic Politics: Power. Limits, and Realism about Democracy as a Way of Life.” For an electronic version of the book click here.

Emory Philosophy faculty John Lysaker (“The Margins of Our Hope”), John Stuhr (“Weatherlessness: The Death of the Will, Manufactured Helplessness, and Politics”), Erin Tarver (“Football Fan Mood and Memory in the Racial Present”), and Jessica Wahman (“The Myth of the Helpless Spectator”) presented papers at the American Philosophies Forum’s 2018 annual conference on Mood, Memory, Hope, and Action in April in New Orleans.

The 69th annual meeting of the Metaphysical Society of America (March 22-25) featured papers by Professor John Stuhr (The Politics of the Metaphysics of Agency AND the Metaphysics of the Politics of Agency”) and Professor Jessica Wahman (Psyche as Agent: Overcoming the ‘Free/Unfree’ Dichotomy”) and graduate students Andrew Culbreth(“Hope, Intention, and Courageous Agency: Aristotle’s Puzzling Description of Courage and Deliberation in Nicomachean Ethics 3.6-9”) and Tony Leyh (“From Homonoia to Sumphonia: A Shift in the Agential Conditions for Friendship in Plato’s Laws”). 

Professor Dilek Huseyinzadegan was a judge and also delivered the closing keynote address at the 19th Annual South Appalachian Undergraduate Conference at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. The title of her talk was "Is Kantian Feminism an Oxymoron?"

At the 2018 Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association in snowy and icy Savannah, the Emory philosophy department was well-represented on the program. Professors Susan BredlauJohn StuhrCindy Willett, and George Yancy and graduate student Christopher Merwin all were scheduled to deliver papers. Professors Nick Fotion and Noelle McAfee were commentators. And professors Marta JimenezErin Tarver and Jessica Wahman and graduate students Ben Davis and Lilyana Levy were session chairs. 

Professor George Yancy gave the Keynote Address at the Royal College of Art in London on November 11, 2017. His interview afterward can be viewed on YouTube.

At the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Katherine Howard ("Arendt and Rancière on the 'Right to Have Rights' as Refugee Politics"), Jorge Lizarzaburu (“Beyond Totalitarian Reason: Adorno, Deleuze, and the Paradoxes of Sense”), Noëlle McAfee (“Trump and the Paranoid-Schizoid Politics of Ideality), John Stuhr (“Ineffability and Limits to Phenomenological Description”), Cynthia Willett (on “Contributions to Continental Philosophy: Moira Gatens"), Elizabeth Goodstein (“Georg Simmel’s Modernist Phenomenology of disciplinarity”), and Lynne Huffer (“Foucault’s Rhythmic Hand”) all presented papers. Tom FlynnAndrew Mitchell, and Erin Tarver were selected as session moderators. In addition to current department members, many recent Emory alums were also on the program, including: Smaranda Adea, Alia Al-Saji, Ellie Anderson, Kate Davies, Lauren Guilmette, Rebecca Longtin Hansen, Peter Milne, Mukasa Mubirumusoke, Emily Parker, David Peña-Guzman, and Joel Reynolds.

Faculty members Jessica Wahman (“Metaphysics in a Human Voice”), John Stuhr ("Signs of Imagination and Vision”), and John Lysaker (“Becoming What You Are Not”) all delivered papers at the “Shared Practices, Singular Voices” symposium at Penn State University September 29-30.

Prof. John Stuhr will serve as the philosophy project chair for a multi-disciplinary three-year initiative on human flourishing and the arts and humanities, funded by a new $2.5 Million award from the Templeton Foundation and administered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center.

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.

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