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Moss Lecture Series this Friday

Anika Fiebich (Bochum), currently visiting researcher at the University of Memphis, will present the first Moss Lecture of the 2014/15 academic year. She will present "Towards a Pluralistic Approach to Social Understanding: Suggestions for Future Research" on Friday, September 5, from 3-5pm in Clement Hall 317.



Call for Papers: 8th Annual Ida B. Wells Conference

The Ida B. Wells Philosophical Association invites submissions of papers for the annual Ida B. Wells Philosophical Conference that will be held on December 5 – 6, 2014. We welcome submissions in all areas of study that engage the experiences of minorities including, but not limited to, African Americans, Latin Americans, and Americans of Middle Eastern descent, etc. The Ida B. Wells Philosophical Conference is dedicated to furthering interdisciplinary discourse regarding circumstances and problems such as gender, race, prejudice, sexual orientation, nationhood, etc. that confront minorities in the United States, as well as providing a context in which both minority undergraduate and graduate students can be connect and be encouraged in their philosophical aspirations.

Keynote speakers: Linda Alcoff (CityUniversity of New York) and Paul Taylor (Pennsylvania State University)

Submission deadline: Wednesday, October 29, 2014. You can download the Call for Papers here.


Welcome New Visiting Faculty

The Philosophy Department welcomes  Dr. Dylan Trigg, who is starting a Marie Curie fellowship in Memphis in Fall 2014. Sponsored by Professors Shaun Gallagher and Tom Nenon, Dr. Trigg will research the phenomenology of anxiety and the body.

Dr. Anika Fiebich (Ruhr University, Bochum) will be a Humboldt postdoctoral researcher in the Philosophy Department for August and September 2014. She is co-authoring a paper with Dr. Gallagher on social interaction and the observational stance.

Dr. Marek Pokropski (University of Warsaw) will be a postdoctoral researcher in the department for the fall semester. He is working on a translation of Gallagher and Zahavi's book, The Phenomenological Mind, into Polish.

Professor Tetsuyo Kono (Rikkyo University) and Katsunori Miyahara, a PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, will be visiting the department from Japan.


Blatti and Debes Win Templeton Foundation Grants
Stephan Blatti and Remy Debes have each been awarded a grant from the Templeton Foundation. Blatti, whose project "The Dying Animal" will be supported by Templeton’s “Immortality Project,” will be on research leave in 2014-15 working on a book tentatively titled Being of Life: Human Animals, Mortality, and the Human/Nonhuman Divide. Debes, whose project "Understanding as a Form of Respect" will be supported by Templeton’s “Varieties of Understanding” initiative, will also be on research leave in 2014-15 working on a book tentatively titled Peculiar Perspectives: An Inquiry into Respect, Understanding, and Human Dignity.

Faculty Books: New, Forthcoming, In Press, Under Contract

- Stephan Blatti (co-edited with Paul Snowdon) Essays on Animalism: Persons, Animals, and Identity (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
- Stephan Blatti (co-edited with Sandra Lapointe) Ontology After Carnap (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
- Stephan Blatti (ed.) Spindel Supplement (“The Lives of Human Animals”), The Southern Journal of Philosophy 52 (2014).
- Pleshette DeArmitt, The Right to Narcissism: A Case for an Im-possible Self-Love (Fordham University Press, 2014).
- Remy Debes (ed.) Dignity: The History of a Concept (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
- Remy Debes (co-edited with Karsten Steuber) Ethical Sentimentalism (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).
- Shaun Gallagher (co-edited), Oxford Handbook of Cognition: Embodied, Enactive, Extended (under contract, Oxford University Press).
- Shaun Gallagher, The Phenomenological Mind (2nd ed.) appeared in Spanish and Korean translations (2013).
- Kas Saghafi and Pleshette DeArmitt (co-editors), Remains: Jacques Derrida (under contract, Edinburgh University Press).
- Deborah Tollefsen, Groups as Agents (Polity, 2015).
- Somogy Varga, Naturalism, Hermeneutics and Mental Disorder (under contract, Oxford University Press).
- Somogy Varga, Ruptured Selves: Embodied Cognition and Mental Disorder (under contract, MIT Press).
- Somogy Varga (co-edited with Michelle Merritt) Special Issue of Cognitive Systems Research (“Socially Extended Mind”) (2013).

Blatti Tenured and Promoted
The Department of Philosophy heartily congratulates Stephan Blatti who has been tenured and promoted to Associate Professor (effective September 2014). Blatti has also been selected by the College of Arts and Sciences to serve as the Director of Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities.

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