Philosophy, Fall 2013
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to welcome Paul Schofield to the Bates faculty as an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow.
The Mellon Fellowship supports innovation in teaching and research. Paul received his doctorate from Harvard University in spring 2013 and will teach at Bates for the next two years.
Paul’s research focuses on moral and political authority. He is also interested in the philosophy of race, Marxism and applied ethics. This fall term Paul will teach PHIL 112, Contemporary Moral Disputes, and in the winter term will teach PHIL 272, Philosophy from Descartes to Kant.
We welcome Lauren Ashwell back from her Whiting Foundation Teaching Fellowship. The Whiting Fellowship recognizes excellence in teaching and provides a yearlong sabbatical for research and scholarly development to pre-tenure faculty in the humanities. Lauren’s current research is focused on introspection, desire and self-knowledge.
In addition, we’re pleased to announce that Mark Okrent was awarded a Phillips Faculty Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year. Mark’s research project is titled “Normative Responsiveness: Meaning and Human Organisms.” While Mark is on sabbatical leave, David Cummiskey will serve as department chair.
To learn more about philosophy at Bates and the rest of the philosophy faculty — Bill Seeley, Susan Stark and Tom Tracy — please visit the department home page.