Join George Rainbolt, friend and former chair of the Department of Philosophy, in supporting the Andrew Altman Social Justice Scholarship on George State Day:
"I invite you to join me in supporting the Andrew Altman Social Justice Scholarship. Professor Emeritus Altman, a tremendously influential scholar in social and legal philosophy, was an integral member of the Department of Philosophy and the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics from 2001 through his retirement in 2019. The Altman Scholarship advances the Department’s goal of recruiting and graduating a diverse student body by supporting students in the Master's program whose experiences and background will promote diversity. Last year, enough funds were raised to support one student. A big thank you to all who donated last year! This year, I hope we can raise enough money so that the Department can award two Altman Scholarships. To promote this vital project, I will donate $2,000 if 50 people make a donation (in any amount) to support the Altman Scholarship. Recent events have highlighted the importance of diversity. I hope that you will be part of the team that will advance this important effort."
About the Department of Philosophy
Philosophy students study the foundations of society, science, and morality. Philosophy promotes creative problem-solving, critical thinking, communication skills, curiosity and self-knowledge. Philosophy asks the big questions and challenges the prevailing wisdom.
Points of Pride
- 8,000+ students taught each year
- 100+ undergraduate majors
- 40+ master's students, the largest philosophy MA program in the United States
- 22 primary and secondary faculty members
- A wide range of engaging courses, such as Mind & Brain, Sex & Love, The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, and Moral Psychology
- Exchange programs in France and Germany
- Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics fosters the exploration of ethical questions addressing the individual and society as a whole.
Support the Department of Philosophy on Georgia State Day to help our students and faculty enhance moral reflection, dialogue and constrictive action on campus, in greater Atlanta and beyond.