Romano is only American Author at Beijing Book Fair

Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano debated the chief claim of his recent book, America the Philosophical — that America is the foremost philosophical culture in the history of the world, in part because of its enormous freedom of expression — with two leading Chinese intellectuals at the Beijing International Book Fair in September.  Read More»

Prof. Romano Delivers Chautauqua Keynote Lecture

Carlin Romano

Carlin Romano, Professor of Philosophy and Humanites and author of the recently published America the Philosophical, delivered the keynote lecture on “Radicalism in America” at Chautauqua Institution’s 5,000-seat amphitheater on Monday, August 13. Read More»

Professor’s Book Receiving National Attention

Carlin Romano

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano has been receiving a great deal of attention for his new book, America the Philosophical. It has been reviewed by more than 10 national newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and Romano has appeared on WHYY’s Radio Times and Book TV on C-SPAN. Read More»

Conference Presentations for Philosophy Student

Recent graduate Ross Whitehurst 2012, who was a Summer Fellow in Philosophy, presented his paper, “Hallucination: Beyond the Veil of Perception,” at two undergraduate philosophy conferences: Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and SUNY Oneonta, N.Y. Following his presentation at Truman State, he was asked to present to first year philosophy students there, and did so via Skype.


Book: ‘Starred’ reviews by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly

America the Philosophical, the forthcoming book about America as a philosophical culture, by Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano, has earned a rare accolade: “starred” reviews from both of the country’s major pre-publication reviews, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Read More»

Civil Rights Trip Brought Text to Life for Students

Civil Rights Trip to Alabama

For Codey Young, a sophomore Sociology and Philosophy double major, a spring break trip to civil rights sites in Alabama brought him back to a W.E.B. Dubois quote engraved on the Strassburger Commons near the Kaleidoscope: “Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental.” Read More»

Publisher’s Weekly Names Faculty Book one of Top Ten

America the Philosophical

America the Philosophical,  by Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano, a 672-page book to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in May, was named one of the “Top Ten” books of the spring season in “Literary Criticism and Essays” by Publishers Weekly, the main magazine of the book publishing industry. Read More»