In Fall 2020 the Department established a new Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Its members are Christie Hartley, Juan Pineros Glasscock, Allison Pineros Glasscock, Heather Phillips, and Dan Weiskopf. The Committee’s goal is to foster an environment for learning and scholarship that actively promotes voices from groups, identities, and worldviews that have been historically marginalized within the discipline. The Committee is currently working on proposals to diversify the Philosophy curriculum and to enroll more members of underrepresented groups in the MA program.
The Journal of Applied Philosophy is publishing a special issue on Dr. Christie Hartley and Dr. Lori Watson’s Equal Citizenship and Public Reason (Oxford UP, 2018). The book symposium is forthcoming in print and available now on Early View. It features the essays of five critics and a response from Hartley and Watson. Dr. Hartley also published a book review of Gina Schouten’s Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor (Oxford UP, 2019) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
S. M. Love published a paper "Communal Ownership and Kant's Theory of Right," in the Kantian Review, available here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/kantian-review/article/communal-ownership-and-kants-theory-of-right/06EEB2F2F6A7677D1861E5ADEBD53941
Eddy Nahmias gave a talk on free will and neuroscience for the Neuromatch 3.0 online conference in October. With Corey Allen (GSU Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience) and Bradley Loveall (GSU MA 2018), Nahmias published “When Do Robots Have Free Will? Exploring the Relationship between (Attributions of) Consciousness and Free Will” in Free Will, Language, and Neuroscience. And Nahmias co-edited with Thomas Polger and Wenqing Zhao The Natural Method: Essays on Mind, Self, and Ethics in Honor of Owen Flanagan (MIT Press, 2020).
Tim O’Keefe had his entry “Ancient Theories of Freedom and Determinism” published in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Allison Piñeros Glasscock published a paper in Ancient Philosophy ((2020) “The Discipline of Virtue: Knowledge and the Unity of the Virtues in the Protagoras” Ancient Philosophy 40 (1): 41-65. Link here: https://www.pdcnet.org/ancientphil/content/ancientphil_2020_0040_0001_0041_0065). She has also been invited to contribute a paper (“Loving Learning: The Republic’s philosophical dogs and the education of the guardians”) to a volume on Plato’s Republic, edited by MM McCabe.
Juan Piñeros Glasscock had two papers accepted for publication at journals: 'Alienation or Regress: On the Non-Inferential Character of Agential Knowledge' at Philosophical Studies; and 'Authoritative Knowledge' at Erkenntnis. He also presented a paper, 'Surprise as an Epistemic Emotion' (co-authored with Michael Deigan) at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Surprise in June. He is scheduled to present at two more conferences over the upcoming year: He will be presenting 'The Puzzle of Learning by Doing and the Gradeability of Knowledge How' (1/21) at both the Eastern APA, and the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association (6/21); He'll present 'Knowledge How and Practical Answers' at the St. Lous Annual Conference on Reasons. and Rationality' (5/21).
Andrea Scarantino published two papers, “Affective Pragmatics Extended: from Natural to Overt Expressions of Emotions”. In Ursula Hess and Shlomo Hareli, The Social Nature of Emotion Expression, Springer, forthcoming, and “Exploring the Roles of Emotions in Self-Control”. In Al Mele, Surrounding Self-Control, Oxford University Press, forthcoming. He also gave one presentation: ISRE webinar series, Emotion Science of the Past and Future. Our speaker will be Andrea Scarantino, who will deliver a talk on Some Recurrent Patterns in the History of Emotion Theory. Sept 2020.