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Philosophy Alumna Wins Kuwaiti Parliament Seat

Wed, May 20, 2009

In an historic and surprising election, 4 out of 50 seats in the Kuwaiti parliament have been given to women -- UT Austin Philosophy alumna Aseel al-Awadi is among those elected. Aseel graduated from the University in 2006. We congratulate her and her colleagues.


Philosophy Graduate's Debut Novel Reviewed

Wed, May 20, 2009

How to Sell, Clancy Martin's first novel, is being hailed by Jonathan Franzen as "greatly original" and by Zadie Smith as "genuinely fresh." A coming-of-age story, Sell is about buying and selling, lust and love, fraud and authenticity. Martin is currently associate professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri. He received his Ph.D in Philosophy from UT Austin in 2003.


Newcombe Fellowship Awarded to Christopher Raymond

Wed, Apr 22, 2009

We’re very pleased to congratulate Christopher Raymond, a 4th-year graduate student in the Department, for being selected to receive a Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. These highly-coveted and prestigious fellowships are awarded to only about 30 students, nationwide, across all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Raymond joins Neil Sinhababu and Matt Evans among recent recipients from our graduate program.


Cogburn Essay Winners Announced

Wed, Apr 22, 2009

Winners of the Department of Philosophy’s annual Cogburn Essay Prize Competition were announced recently: First place: Malte Willer, “New Dynamics for Epistemic Modality.” Second place: Bryan Pickel, “There is no “is” of Constitution.” Third place: Aidan McGlynn, “Epistemic Alchemy.” The Department celebrated the competition, with our benefactors Mike and Betsy Cogburn, with an awards banquet.


Matchette Undergraduate Essay Contest Winners Selected

Wed, Apr 22, 2009

We are pleased to announce the 2009 winners of the Matchette essay contest. This year's contest ended in a tie, with two first place winners. Many congratulations to Beau Bouldin for his essay, “Shoring Up Indeterminacy” and Dhananjay Jagannathan for his submission, “Cosmopolitanism in Kant’s Thought." Thanks to all who submitted this year!