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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October 7th, 2020

“Breaking Down Experience”

Congratulations to Professor Katherine Ward who recently published “Breaking down experience—Heidegger’s methodological use of breakdown in Being and Time” in the European Journal of Philosophy. Here’s the abstract: Phenomenologists draw on descriptions of experience to uncover the conditions that enable experience. However, a second‐order or distanced view of experience can distort it. In his analysis of the ready‐to‐hand, Heidegger utilizes experiences of breakdown to avoid this problem, but he does not provide a detailed account of why this methodology is effective. I use Heidegger’s analysis of interpretation to reconstruct a detailed account of the breakdown methodology and show why it […]

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May 27th, 2020

Professor Burgos and James Collaborate on Encyclopedia Entry

Philosophy students know the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) as an indispensable, open access resource for students, faculty, and anyone else interested in philosophy. When I first came to Bucknell in 2009, I noticed that the entry on Race was written by a professor in the Political Science Department (now Associate Dean for the Faculty of Social Sciences), Michael James. “Wow, this guy is a serious philosopher!” I thought. (It’s always nice to find philosophers in other departments. . . .) The SEP requests that authors do what they can to keep their entries up to date with often rapidly […]

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May 12th, 2020

Leddington Wins Peter Kivy Prize

Professor Leddington was one of three winners of the inaugural Peter Kivy Prize, awarded by the American Society for Aesthetics, for his essay “Sonic Pictures” (featuring arguments concerning, among other things, beatboxing and cover songs). You can read more about the prize in the official announcement here.

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April 7th, 2020

Gabi Hitel (’18) heading to UT Austin

Former Bucknell Philosophy major, Gabi Hitel (’18), will be joining the Philosophy PhD program at University of Texas, Austin this Fall. During her time as an undergraduate at Bucknell, Gabi was an active member of the philosophy community, serving as co-President of both the Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau, as well as organizing our Women-in-Philosophy luncheon. Congratulations, Gabi!

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February 10th, 2020

New Professor: Katherine Ward

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that Katherine Ward will be joining our faculty as an Assistant Professor next fall. She received a B.M. in Music and Philosophy from Loyola University in New Orleans, an M.A. in Philosophy at San Francisco State University, and is currently completing her dissertation at Georgetown University on “Standpoint Phenomenology”. She has taught widely, including courses on Logic, Feminist Philosophy (and Epistemology), Political Philosophy, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Aesthetics, and Bioethics. In the Fall semester, she’ll be teaching Logic and Existentialism. For more on her scholarship and teaching, you can visit her website.

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December 9th, 2019

World Philosophy Day

World Philosophy Day

In 2002, UNESCO established the third Thursday of November as World Philosophy Day: Philosophy is an inspiring discipline as well as an everyday practice that can transform societies. By enabling us to discover the diversity of the intellectual currents in the world, philosophy stimulates intercultural dialogue. By awakening minds to the exercise of thinking and the reasoned confrontation of opinions, philosophy helps to build a more tolerant, more respectful society. It thus helps to understand and respond to major contemporary challenges by creating the intellectual conditions for change. This is worth celebrating. So for the second year in a row, […]

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October 23rd, 2019

Food for Thought: What Scares You?

Join us for a very special Halloween edition of Food for Thought on October 31st from 12-1PM in Willard Smith Library. Food for Thought is a series of philosophical talks for students and facilitated by students. The series is brought to you by Phi Sigma Tau (the International Honors Society in Philosophy) and the Philosophy Club

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