Jun. 21, 2017—When Michael Caruso walked across the Commencement stage and received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt in 1972, pursuing a Ph.D. seemed unlikely. Despite falling in love with philosophy after taking an introductory course with Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs his sophomore year and declaring it his major, he put his focus on philosophical studies...
May. 29, 2017—Caruso graduated with his Ph.D. in philosophy in 2016, and today he uses what he learned to teach ethics to medical school students.
Jan. 25, 2016—What is driving Nashville’s growth? How does Coach Tim Corbin prepare his players for success in life off the field? Why do we meddle in the lives of others? What was it like to be the first African-American athlete in the SEC? These engaging topics, led by Vanderbilt faculty and alumni, were presented during the...
Nov. 21, 2014—Philosophy professor John Lachs blames the explosion of social media, talking heads on the airwaves, and "helicopter" parents for a busybody culture in which too many individuals meddle in other people's lives.
Jan. 21, 2014—John J. Compton, who taught philosophy at Vanderbilt University for more than four decades, died Jan. 18. He was 85.
Sep. 4, 2013—The fall 2013 edition of Saturday University at Vanderbilt will feature members of the philosophy department lecturing on “Life’s Big Questions and Philosophy’s Answers to Them” on four October Saturday mornings.
Feb. 5, 2013—Important Supreme Court decisions, the Nashville Ballet, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at special law enforcement agents are among the varied topics offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt this spring.
Jan. 22, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.