Listee Features — Philosophy


Initially planning on becoming a poet and mathematician, Emily Rolfe Grosholz, PhD, couldn’t find a professor who would help her achieve her goals. She then went into philosophy and from there, she was able to study mathematics and science as she had once intended. She began her illustrious career as an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania State University in 1979, where she has remained every since; she is now the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy, African American Studies and English. Dr. Grosholz has served as associate of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh since 1992. In addition to this tenure, Dr. Grosholz was a National Humanities Center fellow from 1985 to 1986, a John

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With over 55 years of experience in her field, Mary Varney Rorty, PhD, is best known her for role in helping others teaching ethical uncertainty. She currently serves as a clinical associate professor, specializing in Aristotle’s philosophy and the new genesis. She has previously worked at the University of Virginia, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ryder College, Douglass College, San Francisco State University and the University of California Santa Cruz. Additionally, she received a fellowship from the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. Dr. Rorty obtained her Master of Arts in clinical ethics from the University of Virginia in 1994 and attended Johns Hopkins University in 1970, where she received a PhD. She obtained an undergraduate degree from

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When Anne Russell Mayeaux was 15, she learned about the life of Socrates from her professor of ancient history, inspiring a long career in the fields of philosophy and education. She started out pursing her interests at St. Xavier University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1965. Dr. Mayeaux furthered her education in 1975, when she obtained a PhD from Emory University. She proceeded to become a postdoctoral fellow and adjunct faculty at the Candler School of Theology in Atlanta before officially embarking on her career. ​ Well-versed in theology and religious teachings, Dr. Mayeaux has held a variety of positions during her time as an educator. She has provided her knowledge to students at Hinds Community College

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