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Five Philosophy Students Recognized with Department Academic Excellence Award

Each year, the Philosophy Department recognizes at least one philosophy major in each class for academic excellence with a monetary, departmental award. We are very pleased to announce the winners of 2018-2019:

2019 Breathitt Lecture

The Breathitt Lectureship was named for an outstanding UK alumnus who showed an exceptional interest in higher education and the humanities, Gov. Edward T. Breathitt. The lectureship is awarded to an undergraduate who has eloquently expressed the qualities of mind and spirit, including one or more of the basic concerns of the humanities. Each year all undergraduate students are invited to apply for the lectureship.
 
Last year's recipient was Philosophy Major Beau Revlett, gave a talk entitled "Rationality and Morality: What Rational Choice Theory and Ethics Can Tell Us About Each Other" (Link Here).
Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
W.T. Young Library Auditorium

Students Learn From 'Experience of a Lifetime' in Washington, DC

By Chris Crumrine, Amy Jones-Timoney, Kody Kiser, and Brad Nally

 

“To actually be in Washington, D.C. is unlike anything that you can experience in a classroom or here in Kentucky,” says Hayley Leach. “The hands-on experience is unlike anything you can get.”

22nd Annual UK PGSA Conference on Social and Political Philosophy

The University of Kentucky PGSA Conference takes place Saturday, March 2nd and will be a one day event featuring four, blind-reviewed, graduate papers with commentary followed by the keynote speaker, Dr. Peg Birmingham. This is the twenty-second year of our conference tradition, and we’re excited to welcome a new round of participants as we discuss political philosophy. The day's schedule is given below. For a list of previous topics, see https://philosophy.as.uky.edu/conferences-dissertations.

Benjamin Troupe Named UK’s First Pickering Fellow

By Whitney Hale and Jenny Wells
 

 

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