Emeritus

Professor Len Krimmerman Honored by Alumni

From left to right: emeritus professor Don Baxter, emeritus professor Len Krimmerman, Alumna Patricia O'Rourke.From left to right: professor and department head Lewis Gordon, emeritus professor Len Krimmerman.

Philosophy Professor Emeritus Leonard I. Krimerman was celebrated on Saturday, August 6th, by alumnae/i from the Inner College project he mentored back in the late 1960s.  The alumnae/i spoke of how his mentorship transformed their lives and contributed to the citizenship work they continue to do in their communities.

Here is a blog piece Professor Krimerman wrote on the Inner College: https://blogs.lib.uconn.edu/archives/2019/08/27/anarchism-at-uconn-believe-it-or-not-the-inner-college-experiment/

The alumnae/i gave the Philosophy Department a plaque in Professor Krimerman's honor to post in the Student Lounge of the Philosophy Department.

Attending the event was former Head, Professor Emeritus Donald Baxter, Board of Trustees Professor Emerita Ruth Millikan, her husband Professor Emeritus Donald Shankweiler, a student, Dr. Patricia O'Rourke, from the Philosophy of Education and Community Engagement course and project Professor Krimerman co-organized, the current Head of the Philosophy Department, Professor Lewis Gordon, who also spoke in honor of Professor Krimerman, and a wonderful community of alumnae/i who have served in state government, community nonprofits, and a variety of grassroots projects. 

Ruth Millikan: 2022 Sanders Lecture

Emerita Professor Ruth Milliakn will deliver the 2022 Sanders Lecture at the 119th Meeting of the APA Central Division. The annual Sanders Lecture was established in 2013 to honor a distinguished scholar in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology who engages the analytic tradition. The paper is titled “40,000 Words in 14 Years” and is scheduled on Thursday, February 24, 10:00 a.m.–Noon.

Margaret Gilbert: 2022 Dewey Lecture

Emerita Professor Margaret Gilbert will deliver the 2022 Dewey Lecture at the American Philosophical Association's Pacific Division Meeting.

The John Dewey Lectures, in memory of John Dewey, were established in 2006 by the John Dewey Foundation and the APA. They are three annual lectures, one at each divisional meeting of the APA (Eastern, Central, and Pacific), given by a prominent and senior (typically retired) philosopher associated with that Division, who is invited to reflect broadly and in an autobiographical spirit on philosophy in America as seen from the perspective of a personal intellectual journey.