Articles: Tag: Philosophy

Allegheny College Senior Honored With Award From the Central PA Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration

April 19, 2016 – Allegheny College senior Abby Lombard has received the Outstanding Student Award from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. The yearly award is given to one undergraduate student who displays excellence and promise in public administration. Although she is a native of Syracuse, New York, Lombard was

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Grants provide opportunities for math scholar

Mathematics is more than a scramble of numbers for Yukihide “Yuki” Nakada, a senior who is a double major in mathematics and philosophy/religious studies. It’s what makes the world go ’round for him. “This organic feeling that there is a symmetry and simplicity that everything is related is just a wonderful thing about mathematics, which sets

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Professors Boynton, Coates and Reeck Co-author Article in “Peer Review”

After attending two AAC&U workshops on Faculty Leadership and Integrative Learning, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Eric Boynton, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Lee Coates, and Associate Professor of French Laura Reeck co-authored an article, “Opening the Doors for Faculty Collaboration: The Case of the Allegheny Gateway,” which appears in

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Palmer Publishes “Gender Justice and Development”

Routledge Press has republished as a volume a collection of eight essays edited in 2013 by Professor of Philosophy Eric Palmer for Journal of Global Ethics. More information about the volume, Gender Justice and Development: Vulnerability and Empowerment, can be found here. Professor Palmer has recently taken up the role of program chair (alongside Julian

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Meet Alex Marrero ’18

By Nahla Bendefaa A fascination with logic and a dream of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon is what brought Alexander Marrero ’18 to Allegheny College. Alexander, from Hawley, Pa., enrolled at Allegheny to pursue his interests in pre-medicine and philosophy. Alexander was introduced to Allegheny last spring during his senior-year overnight visit when he got the chance

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Palmer Elected President of International Development Ethics Association

Professor of Philosophy Eric Palmer was elected president of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) at the 30th anniversary IDEA Congress in San Jose, Costa Rica, in July. At the meeting he presented the paper “Vulnerable due to hope: aspiration paradox as a cross-cultural concern.” Palmer engaged in library research in Europe using funds from

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Palmer Earns Co-Editor Position with Professional Journal

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

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Postmodernism in Religious Studies Examined in Olson’s New Book

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

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