Category Archives: Philosophy

Panel Discussion on Social Mobility

Social Mobility Word Cloud

Is America still the land of opportunity? A panel discussion on social mobility in the 21st century will seek to answer that very question. The event will be held on February 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication on Religious Delusion

The Abraham Dilemma

Congratulations to George Graham, Professor of Philosophy and Neuroscience, on the  publication of his latest book The Abraham Dilemma: A Divine Delusion published by Oxford University Press. As described by the publisher: The Abraham Dilemma is the first book written by … Continue reading

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Faculty Research: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Weiskopf on the publication of his  book An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology (with Fred Adams, Cambridge University Press). From the publisher:  Psychology aims to give us a scientific account of how the mind works. … Continue reading

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Symposium on “The Ethics of Police Tactics”

The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics will hold a symposium on “The Ethics of Police Tactics” to be held on Monday, November 10, 1:30-2:45 in the Lanier Suite of the Student Center. Panelists include Jennifer Baker, professor of philosophy, … Continue reading

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Philosophy Professor Awarded Humboldt Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Scarantino, Associate Professor of Philosophy, for receiving a Humboldt Fellowship to work on his project, “The Motivational Theory of Emotions,” at the University of Osnabrück’s Institute of Cognitive Science in Germany. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation … Continue reading

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Neuroethics Conference on Regulating Human Mental Capacity

Georgia State University will host the first “Neuro-Interventions and the Law Conference: Regulating Human Mental Capacity” to be held September 12-14 in the GSU Student University Center, 44 Courtland Street SE. The conference is sponsored by the Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium … Continue reading

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New Publication by Philosophy Professor Andrew J. Cohen

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew J. Cohen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, on the publication of his new book Toleration, published by Polity Press. In his book Dr. Cohen provides an analysis of what toleration is, what should be tolerated, and why … Continue reading

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New Resource: PhilPapers

The Georgia State University Library now provides access to the PhilPapers database. PhilPapers is an interactive online bibliographic index of current scholarly research for students and professional philosophers. The resource has both links to external copies of papers and local … Continue reading

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Dr. Altman and Dr. Barzegar Awarded NEH Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Altman and Dr. Abbas Barzegar who have been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the purpose of developing and teaching a new course: “What is Religious Tolerance? Ethical Perspectives from Jewish, … Continue reading

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Philosophy Professor to Appear on TEDxSydney

Dr. Nicole Vincent will present a talk on TedxSydney on April 26.  Dr. Vincent is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, specializing in neurolaw. She obtained a PhD in philosophy of tort law from the University of Adelaide, … Continue reading

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