Congratulations to Assistant Professor Tracy Llanera for her essay, “Vain Feminists” (or “Feministas Vaidosas”), being published in Portuguese and English in the Forma de Vida journal! Forma de Vida is the journal of the Program in Theory of Literature at the University of Lisbon.
Check out Dr. Llanera’s essay here!
Congratulations to Steve Núñez for his article, “Swing on, Swing On”: Blue Note Hope and JID’s Forever Story, featured on The Blog of the American Philosophical Association!
Check out the article here!
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Tracy Llanera for her article, “The Misogyny Paradox and the Alt-Right” being feature in New Work in Philosophy. Dr. Llanera’s article offers a philosophical analysis of the misogyny women experience in the alternative right (alt-right) movement.
Check out the article here!
Congratulations to Professor Ayanna Spencer for being chosen to deliver a keynote lecture at Brown University! Dr. Spencer’s lecture will take place on Friday, April 7, 2023 from 2PM – 4PM.
RSVP to join remotely or find more information here.
Please join us in congratulating graduate student Nimra Asif, whose paper titled “The Value of Pushmi-pullyu Representations for Understanding Animal Minds” was selected for presentation at this year’s Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) to be held in Pittsburgh in June 2023.
Check out UConn Philosophy Alum Thomas Meagher’s newest piece on the Blog of the APA titled “Loving Commitment to Another: A Reflection by way of Howard Thurman”.
Romantic love, then, as a nominiously loving commitment to another—a particular other, and not just any other—can be understood as a discipline of the spirit, a mode of life creating its order so as to confront the daunting depths of existence.
You can read the full article here.
Check out Professor Lewis Gordon‘s new interview on The Leadership Center for Social Justice Podcast where he discusses his latest book Fear of Black Consciousness.
“He shares about Black Consciousness as a commitment to life, radical love, and to building a better world and discusses how he sees that playing out in the world.“
Check out Professor Lewis Gordon‘s latest interview with Forward recognizing his impact on Black history and Black Jewish history.
“He has definitely had a major impact on many areas of intellectual life — including American Judaism.”
Check out the interview here.
Check out Professor Emerita Margaret Gilbert’s new published work Life in Groups: How We Think, Feel, and Act Together.
Life in Groups: How We Think, Feel, and Act Together develops and applies the author’s perspective on topics she relates to joint commitment. This kind of commitment unifies those who participate in it, guides their actions going forward, and determines their relations to one another in important ways. In particular, it grounds in each of the parties a set of rights and obligations of a central kind. This volume contains thirteen essays, together with a substantial introduction, which serves both to explain joint commitment for those unfamiliar with it and to advance discussion in light of some questions it has prompted, and a reflective conclusion. The essays range over collective beliefs and intentions; rational choice and collective preference; group lies and corporate misbehavior; remorse and other emotions in a group context; rights, obligations, and freedom.