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A second PhD for Dr Robert Segall 

December 2009

Monday Paper 14 December - 8 February 2010: "From physics to philosophy for PhD"

Dr Robert Segall, whose first PhD was in Physics, recently completed his PhD in Philosophy.


Recycling News

October 2009

Monday Paper 28 September - 11 October 2009: "Green Philosophy"


Greg Fried's and Lisa Lazarus' The Book of Jacob is published.

May 2009

Greg Fried co-authored The Book of Jacob with his wife, Lisa Lazarus. 


Jack Ritchie's book, Understanding Naturalism, is published.

May 2009

Jack Ritchie's book, Understanding Naturalism, was published by Acumen publishers.


Paul Smit wins Keswick Prize for Lucidity

April 2009

Paul Smit, who has completed his Honours in Philosophy, has been awarded the 2008 Keswick Prize for Lucidity. This annual University-wide award, sponsored by Sir Chips Keswick, is made to a fourth-year or Honours student, who has been judged to have written the most lucid essay on a technical subject without recourse to jargon. 
The essay was nominated by Dr Elisa Galgut, for whose course Paul wrote the winning essay.  
Previous Philosophy winners of the prize include Grant Harrison  in 2005 and Greg Fried in 1996.


Department to host Annual Postgraduate Philosophy Conference

January 2009

The Philosophy Department will host the Fourth Annual Conference of the Postgraduate Philosophy Association of South Africa (PPA) in 2009.  Further details are available here. 


New Philosophy Department website launched

November 2008

The Philosophy Department's new website goes live today.  The website was designed and produced by Honours student, Ross Van der Linde, to whom we extend our thanks. 

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