Jay Odenbaugh Selected as Fulbright Scholar
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair Jay Odenbaugh has been selected as a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar. This award will allow Dr. Odenbaugh to serve as Visiting Research Chair in the Philosophy of Science at the University of Calgary in Canada during part of his sabbatical next year. Dr. Odenbaugh’s appointment involves both teaching and research; he will teach a seminar for advanced undergraduates and graduate students at the University that explores: What are emotions? What are they for? What role do they play in moral judgment? How can insentient objects be expressive of emotion? These questions will be further explored in the research project Dr. Odenbaugh will be working on, “Emotion, Evolution, and Expression”. This book project will consider how evolutionary biology, psychology, and anthropology bear on philosophical theories regarding the emotions. More information about Dr. Odenbaugh’s research is available here.
The Fulbright program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and it is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Lewis & Clark had the honor of being named a Top Fulbright Producer for 2014-15 earlier this month; Dr. Odenbaugh’s award continues and contributes to this tradition of excellence.