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Hanisch Investigates the Value of Equality – Theorectically and Practically

Christoph Hanisch, portrait“Most people living in democratic societies agree that they are committed to the moral and political value of ‘equality.’ However, when we ask them what this commitment exactly amounts to, and what political and social implications they endorse based on it, we get radically divergent and sometimes even incompatible answers,” […]

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Posted on 02/26/2021

Philosophy Forum | Guilt without Blame for Accidental Injuries, March 11

Rachana Kamtekar, portraitThe Philosophy Forum presents a public lecture by Rachana Kamtekar discussing “Guilt without Blame for Accidental Injuries” on Thursday, March 11, at 4 p.m. Kamtekar is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University and a specialist in Ancient Greek Philosophy. In addition to her critically acclaimed book, Plato’s Moral Psychology: Intellectualism, […]

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Posted on 02/02/2021

Spring 2021 | Study Structural Injustice and Climate Change in PHIL 4921

Dr. Alyssa Bernstein, portraitStudents interested in studying structural injustice and climate change are invited to join the conversation this spring in PHIL 4921/5920: Applied Ethics. “Structural injustice and climate change are interrelated in complex ways. In this seminar course, using recently published books and articles, we will focus on the moral and ethical […]

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Posted on 01/12/2021

Mickunas Books Probe How Civilizations, Cultures Can ‘Incarcerate’ a Person

Algis Mickunas, portraitDr. Algis Mickunas, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Ohio University, co-edited two new volumes, Carceral Civilizations Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, published by Nova Science Publishers. Mickunas, who has been a Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences since 2008, partnered with Joseph J. Pilotta of Vilnius Gedimino University […]

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Posted on 09/17/2020

Bernstein Is Featured Commentator at Climate Futures Initiative

Dr. Alyssa Bernstein, portraitDr. Alyssa Bernstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University, is currently taking part in a climate conference organized by Princeton University’s Climate Futures Initiative, having been invited by the organizer to take part as a featured commentator. She has already posted her comments on a few of the papers. […]

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Posted on 08/14/2020

Eminent Philosophers Extol Jack Bender’s Legacy

Jack Bender , portraitEminent philosophers Wayne Davis, Keith Lehrer and Jerrold Levinson extol the late Jack Bender’s legacy in the American Philosophical Association’s Memorial Notice. It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Professor John W. “Jack” Bender. Born on October 22, 1951, in Pittsburgh, PA, Jack died on September […]

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Posted on 06/03/2020

Alumni News | Kerry Pigman Named Executive Director of Athens County Foundation

Kerry Pigman, portraitOhio University alum Kerry Pigman is the new executive director of the Athens County Foundation. “After an extensive and rigorous search, the ACF Board of Directors selected Kerry to be the new Executive Director of the Foundation. Kerry began her training and leadership transition on April 1, working closely with […]

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Posted on 04/15/2020

Fall 2020 | Two Courses on Democracy, Liberty, Equality

The Philosophy Department offers two Fall 2020 courses on democracy, liberty and equality at Ohio University. PHIL 4400/5400 Democracy: The Grounds and Limits of Democratic Authority Dr. Alyssa Bernstein Class # 9930/9931 Tuesday and Thursday, 3:05-4:25 p.m., Ellis Hall 226 This course will address the following questions: Why is it […]

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Posted on 04/07/2020

Happy Beginnings | Alexandra Wainwright Credits Legal Future to Law Center Faculty

Alexandra Wainwright., portraitThe Happy Beginnings series features College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University senior Alexandria Wainwright plans to attend the Boston University School of Law next fall, having received a full-tuition scholarship as a dean’s scholar. Wainwright is a member of […]

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Posted on 03/30/2020

CANCELED | Philosophy Forum | Guilt without Blame for Accidental Injuries, March 26

Rachana Kamtekar, portraitNote: This event has been canceled. The 26th annual Ohio University Philosophy Forum welcomes Professor Rachana Kamtekar of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. As part of her visit to Ohio University, Kamtekar will give a public lecture titled “Guilt without Blame for Accidental Injuries” on Thursday, March […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020