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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

Bernstein Authors Article about ‘Cosmopolitanism and the Climate Crisis’

Dr. Alyssa Bernstein, portraitDr. Alyssa Bernstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University, authored an article about “Cosmopolitanism and the Climate Crisis” in ConTextos Kantianos, an international journal. “My article is published in an international, peer reviewed journal (based in Spain). ConTextos Kantianos (Kantian ConTexts) is a journal devoted to the philosophy of […]

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Posted on 02/11/2020

Bernstein Pens Column on Trump’s impeachment, Constitution, and Lawyers’ Ethics

Dr. Alyssa Bernstein, portraitDr. Alyssa R. Bernstein authored a column in the Athens News headlined “Trump’s impeachment, our Constitution, and lawyers’ ethics.” Bernstein is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University. There is a bright side to the impeachment of President Trump: It makes it easy for me, as a professor teaching moral […]

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Posted on 02/01/2020

Ellis Hall Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Ellis Hall entranceFrom Ohio University News Ohio University’s Ellis Hall was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for a complete renovation of the 115-year-old building. The Ellis Hall project earned LEED Gold certification for implementing sustainable and high-performance construction strategies in areas including site development, energy efficiency, materials […]

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Posted on 12/19/2019

History and Philosophy of Science Lecture | Why Does Time Seem to Flow if It Doesn’t? Nov. 8

Craig Callender, portraitThe Ohio University Lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science present Dr. Craig Callender on “Why Does Time Seem to Flow if It Doesn’t?” on Friday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Callender is Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics, at UC […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019

Ethics Lecture | Learning from Psychopaths, Nov. 22

David Shoemaker, portrait in officeThe Ohio University Spetnagel Ethics Lecture Series presents Dr. David Shoemaker on “Learning from Psychopaths” on Friday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Shoemaker is Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University. Abstract: Some people have estimated that up to 4 percent of our fellow humans are psychopaths. They […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019