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June 16th, 2021

Department Diversity

Some heartening news courtesy of philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy at University of California-Riverside. He recently posted data on his blog about the most racially diverse philosophy departments by majors in the U.S.: CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and CUNY City College come in at numbers one and two on that list.  Of more local interest to us at Bucknell was an additional data point that he uncovered, measuring the relative diversity of philosophy majors to the overall diversity of the school. He asks, “How about measuring the difference between the diversity of the student body as a whole and the diversity […]

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May 22nd, 2021

Jokubas Uznys (Philosophy & Film/Media Studies, ’21)

Congratulations to Jokubas on winning the W. Preston Warren Prize! The W. Preston Warren Prize, endowed by friends in honor of Professor Warren, for 26 years a distinguished professor of philosophy at Bucknell, is awarded to that senior majoring in philosophy who shows the greatest achievement and promise in philosophy. We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell. What did you like about it? Out of numerous great Philosophy courses I took at Bucknell, Professor Turner’s “Philosophy of […]

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May 21st, 2021

Jackson Ingram (Philosophy/Political Science, ’21)

Winner of the Agnes Archer Warren Award for his Honors Thesis, “Immigration Enforcement and Electronic Monitoring: Reification within a Racialized State Apparatus” (more here). Congratulations, Jackson! Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell. What did you like about it? Greek Philosophy provided exceptionally stimulating discussions and papers that challenged me to improve as a thinker and writer every day, in and out of the classroom. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question (someone or something that you may have returned to again and again).  What do you like about them/it? “But rather some malicious demon of the utmost power and cunning has […]

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May 21st, 2021

Mary Marshall Moyer (Philosophy/Literary Studies, ’21)

Congratulations to Mary on her January graduation! We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell. What did you like about it? Choosing a favorite is difficult. Each philosophy course I took was unique, opened my mind to new ideas, and helped me consider various perspectives, so I enjoyed all of them. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question (someone or something that you may have returned to again and again).  What do you like about them/it? I often […]

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May 20th, 2021

Yubo Du (Philosophy, ’21)

Congratulations on all of your successes, Yubo! We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell. What did you like about it? It has to be Metaphysics! The class involved not only enlightening lectures on profound topics but also many thoughtful discussions among peers, so I enjoyed it a lot! Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question (someone or something that you may have returned to again and again).  What do you like about them/it? My favorite philosopher is […]

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May 19th, 2021

Sara Butler (Philosophy/Physics, ’21)

We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Congratulations to Sara Butler on winning the Fulbright fellowship to study quantum optics with the University of Vienna’s Aspelmeyer Group! Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell. What did you like about it? Philosophy of Being and Becoming. It was my first introduction to really metaphysical concepts and it sparked my interest in space and time. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question (someone or something that you may have returned to again and again).  What do […]

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April 25th, 2021

Jackson Ingram Honors Thesis

Congratulations to Philosophy and Geography double-major Jackson Ingram, who recently (successfully!) defended his honors thesis “Immigration Enforcement and Electronic Monitoring: Reification Within a Racialized State Apparatus”. This culminates four years of interdisciplinary research with his Presidential Fellows Mentor Vanessa Massaro from Geography and work in Philosophy (stemming in particular from Adam Burgos’s Philosophy and Race course).

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March 18th, 2021

Professor Burgos to Present “Neither Race nor Ethnicity: Latinidad as a Social Affordance”

Professor Adam Burgos will be co-presenting the Gonzaga University Philosophy Department Colloquium with his collaborator there, Dr. Alejandro Arango on Thursday March 25th at 7:30PM (eastern time) via Zoom. All are welcome. Abstract: The debate about the definition of Latinidad as a social identity has fluctuated between accounts that put it closer to ethnicity (mainly represented by the work of Jorge J. E. Gracia) or closer to race (mainly represented by the work of Linda Alcoff). We present and defend the claim that the multiplicity of features and experiences of Latinos in the United States is best accounted for by steering away […]

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January 13th, 2021

New paper with student co-authors

Congratulations to Professor Slater and his students, Emily Scholfield ’22 and Conor Moore ’21 on their recent publication in Frontiers in Communication, “Reporting on Science as an Ongoing Process (or Not)”. The paper is published open access; you can read it here. Here’s the abstract: Efforts to cultivate scientific literacy in the public are often aimed at enabling people to make more informed decisions — both in their own lives (e.g., personal health, sustainable practices, &c.) and in the public sphere. Implicit in such efforts is the cultivation of some measure of trust of science. To what extent does science reporting in […]

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October 27th, 2020

Student SnapTalk “Mini-Conference”

Thursday, October 29th at 4:30PM (online) What are your fellow students up to? What are they writing on, thinking about in their courses, research projects, and beyond? We hope you’ll join us for an online mini-conference. We have four students giving short (<10 minute) talks on their recent work. A Zoom link will be emailed out to students and posted on the Bucknell Message Center; if you would like to attend and don’t have the link, please look there (or email jkbaker@bucknell.edu). If you have the link and would like to share it with friends and family, please feel free. […]

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