Today, March 31, marks the anniversary of Descartes' birth in 1596. William & Mary philosophy professors reflect on the man, his legacy and his relevancy.
William & Mary is one of the best values among U.S. colleges and universities, according to a report released by Kiplinger's Personal Finance today.
English Professor and department chair Adam Potkay delivered the fall Tack Faculty Lecture last week, exploring pity and gratitude through philosophy and literature.
The Philosophy Department is pleased to introduce Tucker McKinney, who works in 19th- and 20th-century European Philosophy. This is the third of three articles featuring interviews with our new visiting faculty.
Jonah Goldwater, new Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy, gives us some insight into his academic and personal interests. This is the second in a series of interviews with our new faculty.
The Philosophy Department is delighted to welcome three new visiting assistant professors this Fall. This article, featuring Chad Vance, is the first in a series of interviews with our new faculty.
William & Mary has received a $3 million gift from the estate of Margaret Baxter Vaughan ’76.
An international leader in the field of neuroscience, one of the country's foremost legal thinkers on children's rights and family law, and an internationally renowned ethnomusicologist whose latest work focuses on the music of Oman are among this year's recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
Evan Cunningham ’16, a music and philosophy major, and Shannon Callahan ’16, a participant in the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme, have collaborated on a music and dance composition that will be performed during the annual On The Rocks Scottish Student Arts Festival in St Andrews April 4-13.
A film by Patrick Jenkins (Philosophy, '14) wins first place in the James River Film Society’s competition.
Philosophy professor Alan Goldman considers the interpretation of literature.
Professors Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Robert Sanchez help students understand the nuances of immigration policies.
Professor Joshua Gert taught the philosophy of color for the first time last semester.
Timothy Costelloe, an associate professor of philosophy at William & Mary, has edited a volume of original essays written by a variety of scholars from different disciplines, each of which considers the nature of the sublime, that transcendent aesthetic experience that philosophers and other writers have discussed at least since the third century AD.
Nine W&M students, led by Professor Jennifer Mendez, spent part of their winter break on the U.S.–Mexico border immersed and enthralled in the human side of immigration.
The Hunter Smith Family Foundation, located in Charlottesville, Va., has established the Hunter J. Smith Endowment for Freshman Seminars with a gift of $10 million to William & Mary.
In his new book, Philosophy professor Neal Tognazzini explores the natures and norms of the human blame game.
Why is it important to remain involved with the College?
Professor Sanchez, in his fourth year as a Visiting Assistant Professor, pursues a genuinely multidisciplinary research and teaching agenda, proving himself an asset to the department of philosophy and the college as a whole.
New data reconfirms that philosophy majors receive the best scores on the Verbal and Analytical sections of the Graduate Records Examination.
Professors Costelloe, Gert, Goldman, and Tognazzini have new books published (or to be published) by Cambridge and Oxford.
Dustin Crummett (Philosophy '12), Devin Curry (Philosophy '11), Adam Lerner (Philosophy & Psychology '12), and Laura Matthews (Philosophy & Psychology '12) are headed to graduate school in philosophy this fall at Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton, and Georgia.
The philosophy department is offering two GER7 courses in each summer session this year: introduction to philosophy (201) and ethics (303). Sign up while you still can!
Susan Bowman '69 never let being a woman get in the way of what she wanted to do - whether it was in the secular or spiritual realm. That's one of the reasons why she didn't think twice about becoming an ordained Episcopal priest at a time when women were not welcome in the profession.
On October 21-22, philosophers from across the state gathered in James Blair Hall for the annual meeting of the Virginia Philosophical Association. Eight talks were given over the course of two days.
Starting in Fall 2011, Victoria Costa joins the W&M philosophy department as an Assistant Professor.
When Philosophy Club president Adam Lerner '12 noted a need for a regional undergraduate philosophy conference, he decided to create one.
Adam Lerner '12 recently became the seventh student from William & Mary to be awarded the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship
If you are a fan of log flumes or simulators, theme parks or snow domes, chances are you have encountered some of the work of John Gerner '80, who graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Secondary Education.
The first philosophy club meeting involved a discussion of free will and moral responsibility. Philosophy club will meet weekly on Friday afternoons.
Assistant Professor Neal Tognazzini will be on leave during the 2010-2011 academic year thanks to a generous fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.
Professor Elizabeth Radcliffe recently delivered a keynote address at an international conference on the philosophy of David Hume.
A recent grant from the National Science Foundation could enable researchers at William & Mary to gain a better understanding of how to properly treat mental disorders.
Sam, a Philosophy and Economics double major who "got into my philosophy major really late," seems to have made up for the lost time.
James F. Harris, Jr., Haserot Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, directed an NEH Summer Seminar in 2006 titled "The Principle of Separation of Church and State."
The Second Biennial William and Mary Colloquium in Philosophy was held September 25 - 26, 2008.
The 2006 Colloquium in Philosophy explored "The Future of Democracy."
Sandra Day O'Connor, retired justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, presented the keynote address at the Philosophy Department's conference, "The Future of Democracy," held Oct. 6-7, 2006.