Jamarr McCain ’19 is looking to create new dialogue and provide a more meaningful experience for students on campus as the newly appointed Black Student Association president.
Timothy Schroeder is a professor of philosophy at Rice University. His areas of interest include topics such desire, addiction, and moral responsibility.
Grant Ebbesmeyer and Alexis Moore have been named Mr. and Miss Rhodes for 2016.
Please note that this event has been cancelled.
J. Baird Callicott '63 retired as University Distinguished Research Professor and Regents Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Texas in 2015. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, as well as an author of numerous books, journal articles, and book chapters in environmental philosophy and ethics. His most recent book, Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.
Rhodes sophomore philosophy major Kimberly Macharia has accepted a highly sought after spot in the Creative Mind Group at Cannes Internship Program.
All majors will participate in the Senior Seminar (offered during spring semester), which is a capstone experience for their work in Philosophy. The seminar culminates with a 30-page paper that articulates and synthesizes the student’s position on philosophical issues. Students are encouraged to think in advance of the topics on which they would like to concentrate in developing a comprehensive philosophy. Ideally, the Junior Research Seminar should involve work that enables the student to flesh out and develop his/her special areas of concern.
Rhodes College has a long-standing commitment to promoting service activities. The philosophy department has participated in Rhodes’ efforts to utilize Service Learning as an effective tool for learning and assessing complex ideas. Consequently, courses in American Philosophy, Optimism/Pessimism and Theory of Knowledge have included service-learning components. Typically, students integrate course material with service experience in a paper presented to the class at the end of the semester.
Training in Languages
Students who major in philosophy are encouraged to develop expertise in foreign languages. Greek and/or Latin are encouraged for those working with ancient and medieval texts, while German and/or French are important for those studying Continental thought from the past few centuries.
The department recognizes and supports the fact that many students choose to study abroad. We encourage students to take philosophy courses while abroad.
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