May 26, 2009

Graduate students claim philosophy honors

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Several graduate students in philosophy claimed honors and scholarships at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Chanhee Lee (Carbondale) received the Paul A. Schilpp Scholarship in Philosophy, given to an outstanding graduate student majoring in philosophy.

Two students received the S. Morris Eames Scholarship, which goes to a second-year doctoral student. The award is not renewable. The recipients are Aisha Raees (Chicago) and Tibor Solymosi (Fairview). Raees, who comes to SIUC from Hanover College in Indiana, serves as assistant editor of the graduate student philosophy journal “Kinesis.” Solymosi earned his bachelor’s degree at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. He was a Naturalism Research Fellow in the summer 2008 semester at the Center for Inquiry-Transnational in Amherst, N.Y.

Christina Gould (Murphysboro) and James Edward Hackett (New Castle, Pa.) received the James Diefenbeck Scholarship. Gould comes to SIUC from Loyola University and Tulane University in New Orleans.

The Department of Philosophy at SIUC is home to the internationally acclaimed Center for Dewey Studies and produces the highly respected series, “The Library of Living Philosophers.”