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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Lauren Canna (Philosophy/Political Science, ’22)

We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week and next, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell: Arabic Philosophy, I loved the chance to debate the role of religion and philosophy and debate their influence with Professor Groff. It opened me up to so many perspectives I would have never come across elsewhere. I feel like I learned so much about my own values in that class. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question: “As a mark is not set up for the purpose of […]

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Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Peyton Kendall (Philosophy/Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, ’22)

We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week and next, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell: I’d have to say Philosophy of Art. It cemented my love of axiology and value theory, was a small class with superb instruction and conversation, and of course, included a nice dose of Kant. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question: As much as I hate to say it, Kant has won me over. His philosophy is comprehensive, internally coherent, and relatively infallible, despite him being one of […]

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

Will Cadwallader (Philosophy/Mathematics ’22)

We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week and next, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell: Greek Philosophy! I loved Turners lectures and being able to relate mythology to philosophy. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question: “Death is nothing to us” – Epicurus Favorite memory from a philosophy class or philosophy department event?: I loved the first ever campfire talk with s’mores that we did this spring. What are your plans post-graduation?: I’m going to work at Epic the medical software company in […]

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Saturday, 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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Friday, 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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Friday, 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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Thursday, 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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Wednesday, 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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