Department News

Sep 2, 2014
The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James, and Russell: Neutral Monism Reconceived
Dr. Erik Banks’s second book, The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James, and Russell: Neutral Monism Reconceived, has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. In this book he traces how these three philosophers--Ernst Mach, William James, and Bertrand Russell--founded in the early 20th century a philosophical and scientific movement known as “neutral monism,” and explores the ways in which their ideas can be applied to contemporary problems in the philosophy of mind and the...
May 6, 2014
Photo of outstanding students
The end of the academic year is a time for awards. Several graduating seniors in the Departments of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics were honored at award ceremonies held at WSU over the last few weeks. Top Scholar Timothy B. Corcoran, a Classical Humanities major, was named Top Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts at a ceremony held on April 11 at the Dunbar Library. Excelling in both Latin and Greek courses, Tim wrote his senior paper on the importance of engineering in Roman siege...
Apr 25, 2014
Providing physical proof that the ancients in many ways were ahead of their time, students raved about this first-of-its-kind, team-taught class in the College of Liberal Arts: Ancient Science.
Apr 14, 2014
Scholars are honored with books purchased in their names for the Wright State University Libraries’ collections.
Mar 24, 2014
Wright State emeritus professor David Barr will discuss “The Politics of End Times” when he delivers the 2014 Piediscalzi Lecture on April 2.
Mar 6, 2014
Dr. Donovan Miyasaki and Dr. Erik Banks display the issue of HPQ in which their articles appeared.
The History of Philosophy Quarterly publishes a particular type of journal article. According to its editorial statement, the journal specializes in papers “manifesting a strong interaction between contemporary and historical concerns.” This prestigious peer-reviewed journal also appears to have another specialty—publishing articles written by members of the WSU Department of Philosophy. In a rare accomplishment, papers by two Philosophy faculty appeared in a recent issue of the journal. Dr....
Dec 17, 2013
On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments...
Nov 4, 2013
Personal reflections by a survivor of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” will highlight Wright State University’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the 1938 attacks in Nazi Germany against Jews.
Oct 29, 2013
The Wright State departments of economics, English, religion, women’s studies and the Women’s Center are sponsoring a workshop that...
Sep 20, 2013
David L. Holmes, professor emeritus of religious studies at the College of William & Mary, renowned author and historian, to lecture on "The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents."