Allegheny College is proud to welcome Visiting Scholar George Yancy, Ph.D., the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, for a series of visits during the fall 2022 semester. Yancy is a prolific public intellectual and a prominent theorist of the philosophy of race, and he is among the most prominent scholars reflecting
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Oxford University Press has published the latest book by Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson, The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism. The book is essentially about the use of postmodern philosophy as a tool for interpreting religious phenomena and the pros and cons for doing so. The chapters examine
Carl Olson, professor of religious studies, presented at the annual meeting of the Conference on the Study of Religions of India at Drew University in Madison, N.J. on June 29. His essay was titled, “The Curse of the Indian Ascetic: An Examination of Narrative and Power.” The essay describes the act of Indian ascetics using
Professor of Philosophy Eric Palmer accepted the position of Co-Editor of Journal of Global Ethics, alongside Sirkku Hellsten. Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, the journal enters its tenth year of publication in 2014. Professor Palmer also co-directed a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute (“Development Ethics” at Michigan State University) and published “The Andhra Pradesh Microfinance Crisis
When two people work together on a major project, it’s vital for both to feel they are on equal footing as they collaboratively develop a finished product. Peter Capretto is a 2010 graduate of Allegheny College with a double major in philosophy and religious studies. He later earned a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, where
Allegheny College Students to Attend National Conference at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics
Allegheny College students will participate in the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement conference at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP), February 3-5. The 2017 National Campaign conference will focus on identifying the root causes of national divisiveness following the 2016 presidential election and work to formulate strategies to bridge gaps between
It’s one thing to have classroom discussions about the challenges facing democracy. It’s quite another to have those same discussions in the country where democracy was born. Allegheny College sophomore Jesse Tomkiewicz was one of 23 students representing 11 different countries who participated in the Athens Democracy Forum in Athens, Greece, in September. The goal
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies Carl Olson’s latest two-volume book, “Sacred Texts Interpreted: Religious Documents Explained,” has been published by ABC-CLIO. The two volumes are collections of primary source texts from religions around the globe accompanied by Olson’s commentaries and introductions to the literature.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies Carl Olson’s invited essay titled “Ways of Healing and the Roles of Harmony, Purity, and Violent Rhetoric in Japanese Shinto and Shamanism,” has been published in Better Health through Spiritual Practices edited by Dean D. VonDras (Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2017, pp. 97-118). A second invited essay of Olson’s titled “The Problematic Nature
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Carl Olson’s essay “The Shadow of Kali Over the Goddess Kamaksi and Her City” has been published in “On Meaning and Mantras: Essays in Honor of Frits Staal” edited by George Thompson and Richard Payne and published in Berkeley, Calif., by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and BDK America.