John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, has published an article titled “Friendships in Later Life,” in the Summer 2012 issue of Itineraries, the electronic journal of the North Carolina non-profit, Second Journey.
The American Association of Philosophy Teachers has selected "When the 'Best Hope' Is Not So Hopeful, What Then? Democratic Thinking, Democratic Pedagogies, and Higher Education," Journal of Speculative Thought, 24:4 by Stephen Bloch-Schulman, associate professor of philosophy, as an honorable mention for the 2012 Lenssen Prize.
Along with four other members of the Elon Research Seminar on Engaged Undergraduate Learning (ERS), Maggie Castor, a senior philosophy major, and Stephen Bloch-Schulman, an associate professor of philosophy, presented "Teaching Democratic Thinking" at the annual meeting of the Associate of American Colleges and Universities, January 26 in Washington D.C.
Five Elon faculty and a student presented widely at the 2011 meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Held in Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 20-23, the conference brought together faculty and student scholars from around the world to discuss the latest research on teaching and learning.
Hackett Publishing Company has released A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking, co-authored by Elon's Anthony Weston and David Morrow of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, has published an article titled ““Service through Life’s Seasons” in the Summer 2011 issue of Itineraries, the electronic journal of the North Carolina non-profit organization, Second Journey.
Scholars enrolled in Elon Academy philosophy courses this summer gathered July 13 for the first session of the inaugural Elon Academy Philosophy Conference, a two-day program in which students present final papers based on the conference’s theme – “Why Perspectives Matter” – and converse with classmates, mentors and the public.
Caregivers can face special challenges when helping clients with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities. Leigh Ann Stutts ’11 explores these challenges and exposes gaps in caregiver training – including the need to learn forgiveness – in a recent edition of the The Open Mind, the newsletter of the Durham, N.C., chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, published an essay titled “The Hidden Work of Eldering,” in the Spring 2011 issue of Itineraries, the electronic journal of the NC-non-profit, Second Journey.
Four faculty members were honored May 11, 2011, for superior scholarship, teaching, mentoring and service at Elon University’s faculty-staff awards luncheon. Those recognized included Mary Jo Festle, Ann J. Cahill, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Stephen Bailey.
What does the future hold for the United States now that Osama bin Laden is dead? And why did Americans feel the need to celebrate someone’s death? A panel of faculty and students addressed those questions and more on May 9 in a community discussion sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.
By his own admission, the eminent American philosopher John Dewey never adequately articulated a theory of personality. Six decades after Dewey's death, Elon University professor Yoram Lubling offers that missing chapter by tracing the philosopher's developing understanding of personhood in a new book titled The Person Vanishes: John Dewey’s Philosophy of Experience and the Self.
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy emeritus, gave a day-long workshop: “Coming to God through Stories: Teaching Stories from Zen Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.” at Healing Ground Retreat Center, Summerfield, NC, February 5, 2011.
It’s a common view among feminists that in today’s society, women are frequently depicted in advertising, art and media as little more than sex “objects” for men. But is that the right description? Ann J. Cahill, a professor of philosophy, doesn’t think so, and her new book Overcoming Objectification: A Carnal Ethics offers an evolved viewpoint for critiquing the portrayal of women in the 21st century.
Ann J. Cahill, professor and chair in the Department of Philsophy, has published her new book, Overcoming Objectification: A Carnal Ethics. The book has been released by Routledge as part of its Research in Gender and Society series.
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, made a presentation “Re-envisioning the Gifts of Later Life: A New Framework for the Spirituality of Aging” at the NC Governor’s Conference on Aging in Durham, NC, on Oct. 14, 2010.
It was an oft-repeated word on Thursday: “complex.” For three professors and two students taking part in a community conversation focused on the upcoming visit to Elon University of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, there was no other way to describe the man’s history, or what it means for the university that he’ll be on campus as the keynote speaker at Fall Convocation.
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, has published the final in his 2010 series A Fourfold Path to Wholeness: Love, Compassion, Joy and Peace. The article, “The Doorway to Equanimity / Peace” appears in the Fall 2010 issue of Second Journey’s electronic journal, Itineraries.
Last spring, Ann J. Cahill delivered a brief invocation at the inaugural induction of the Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Elon. Her comments have been posted on the national Phi Beta Kappa website under the title "The Promise of a Liberal Arts Education."
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus will offer a workshop Coming to God through Stories at Healing Ground Retreat Center, Summerfield, NC 27358 on Friday, September 24, 2010 -- 10 am - 4 pm.
Professor of philosophy Yoram Lubling's recent book in Hebrew, Met Pa-amaim, was chosen to be the topic of this year's meeting of the Center for Culture and History of the Jewish People at Haifa University, Israel.
Stephen Bloch-Schulman, associate professor of philosophy, Ann J. Cahill, professor of philosophy, Elon junior Maggie Castor and Martin Fowler, lecturer in philosophy, presented at the recent American Association of Philosophy Teachers International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Stephen Bloch-Schulman, assistant professor of philosophy, has co-authored an article with Spoma Jovanovic (associate professor of communications at UNC-Greensboro) in the latest volume of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.
Stephen Bloch-Schulman, assistant professor of philosophy, presented his paper, "Arendt’s Perspective Change: Exploring the Impact of Adolf Eichmann’s Trial on Hannah Arendt’s View of Responsibility" at the fourth independent meeting of the Hannah Arendt Circle at DePaul University (Chicago), April 17.
Professor Andy Angyal and Professor Emeritus John G. Sullivan presented at a conference, The Legacy of Thomas Berry Continuing His Work, held on Friday and Saturday Feb. 26-27, 2010, in Chapel Hill, N.C.
At the deepest point of the 2009 financial woes, a class of Elon philosophy students turned to 19th century American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson to help understand America's response to the economic meltdown. What they found is published in new book titled "The Only Sin is Limitation: Essays on R.W. Emerson's multi-faceted influence on America."