Philosophy department congratulates Dr. Logan Gage on winning the Philosophy Department's 2014-2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Dr. Gage's dissertation had outstanding evaluations in all four areas of evaluation (Argument, Writing, Literature and Defense), and was unanimously recommended for consideration by his committee. Special congratulations go to Dr. Trent Dougherty, Dr. Gage's thesis director, for guiding this excellent work.
Dr. Gage graduated in December 2014 and is now Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Fourth Year Ph.D. student in Philosophy has accepted the Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship at the Center for the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. This is a one-year position during which she will finish her dissertation on animalism and work on a few related projects, including articles on the possibility and nature of the state we are in between death and resurrection and on the relationship between metaphysics and morality. Allison states: "Though I'll sorely miss my colleagues and students at Baylor, I am thrilled to join the community at the Center and at Notre Dame. It's going to be a great year!"
John Haldane is rightly famous for the breadth and depth of his philosophical work, and for the power of his exposition of central elements of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. He is equally striking and powerful in his commitment as a Christian educator. His commitment to Christian education informs his pioneering work leading Thomistic seminars that draw students together from many fields, giving both specialists and novice readers of Aquinas alike serious opportunities to explore and engage contemporary philosophical issues alongside Aquinas's work. It informs his exemplary work as a public intellectual, as a voice of clear reason and strong faith in public debates. And it informs his vision for academic work in the Humanities generally. I know of no other scholar whose energies, vision, and talents are better suited than Haldane's to take up the J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professorship in Philosophy at Baylor. - Candace Vogler, University of Chicago, Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor