David Schwartz

Rewilding Institute publishes Randolph professor’s research on Oostvaardersplassen nature preserve

David Schwartz

This summer David Schwartz, a philosophy professor and the Mary Frances Williams Professor of Humanities, conducted research on the Oostvaardersplassen nature preserve and other rewilding sites in the Netherlands and Germany and wrote about his experiences in an article for the Rewilding Institute.  The trip and his research were part of Schwartz’s larger project, which... READ MORE >>

Schwartz studies rewilding efforts in Holland, Germany

Schwartz walks along the Green Belt in Germany

Last week David Schwartz, Professor of Philosophy and the Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, conducted research in various rewilding sites in Holland and Germany. The work supported a current project on the ethical issues raised by environmental rewilding. According to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, rewilding is the process of maintaining or even increasing biodiversity... READ MORE >>

Schwartz selected for prestigious visiting scholar position at UNM

David Schwartz

A Randolph philosophy professor has been selected for the Garrey Carruthers Endowed Chair in Honors visiting scholar position at the University of New Mexico. David Schwartz, philosophy professor and The Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, will assume the role during the 2017-18 academic year. “It is a great honor to be selected for this... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor consulted as expert ethicist in Vice News article

David Schwartz

David Schwartz, Professor of Philosophy and The Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities at Randolph College, was recently interviewed by Vice News for the article, “How Unethical is Buying Cocaine?” Schwartz is the author of Consuming Choices: Ethics in a Global Consumer Age, and shared his expertise on ethical consumerism in the article. Read the entire article... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor participates in National Humanities Alliance’s Humanities Advocacy Day

David Schwartz asks Bro Adams, chair of the National Endowment of the Humanities, about the role of small liberal arts colleges in supporting the humanities.

David Schwartz, philosophy professor and the Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, recently attended the National Humanities Alliance’s (NHA) Annual Meeting and participated in its Humanities Advocacy Day Program in Washington, D.C. For Advocacy Day, Schwartz and other professors from across the nation met with legislators to promote the importance of humanitarian studies in a... READ MORE >>

Randolph philosophy professor chairs panel on public philosophy

David Schwartz

David Schwartz, the Mary Frances Williams Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Randolph College, recently chaired a panel discussion on public philosophy at the American Philosophical Association’s (APA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Public philosophy seeks to foster more thoughtful and productive public discourse on difficult issues such as racism, immigration, cyber-bullying, and civic responsibility.... READ MORE >>

David Schwartz speaks on The Ethics and Politics of Consumption at international panel

David Schwartz, Mary Frances Williams Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, spoke as an invited panelist on “The Ethics and Politics of Consumption,” at the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Other invited panelists included Mark Budolfson (Princeton University), Rob Reich (Stanford University), Marco Grix University of Auckland), and Judith Lichtenberg (Georgetown University).... READ MORE >>

Helen Clark Berlind Symposium begins Friday

Nick Brandt, Elephant Walking Through Grass, Amboseli, 2008, archival pigment print, 40 in. x 73 in., edition of 8. ©Nick Brandt, Courtesy of the Artist and Hasted Kraeutler, NYC

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host the 23rd annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium this weekend. The symposium brings together artists and scholars to discuss the themes expressed in the College’s annual exhibition.... READ MORE >>