Philosophy Department Chair
Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo (1997)
M.A. University of Louisville (1994)
B.A. Furman University (1992)
Areas of Specialization:
Aesthetics, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Literature and Narrative
Areas of Competence:
Philosophy of Mind, Ethics of Sustainability/Consumption, Philosophy of Food
: Furman Hall 125H
Phone: (864) 294-3140
(spring 2013): Mondays and Wednesdays 11:20 am to 12:20 pm and by appointment.
News and Announcements
spring 2013 courses
- EST 301-01 - Environment and Society
- PHL 101-06 - Introduction to Philosophy
- Sarah Worth, "Fact, Fiction, and Fraud: From Frey to Wilkomirski," Southwest Philosophy Review 26, no.1 (2010): 27-33.
- Sarah Worth and David I. Gandolfo, "Global Standpoint Aesthetics," The Continuum Companion to Aesthetics, ed. Anna Ribeiro (June 2011).
- Sarah Worth, "Plato, Imitation, and Narration: A Look into the Narrative Effects of Literature," Journal of Norwegian Philosophy 43, no.2 (2008): 162-74.
- Sarah Worth, "Story-Telling and Narrative Knowing," Journal of Aesthetic Education 42, no.2 (2008): 42-55.
- Sarah Worth, "The Dangers of Da Vinci, or The Power of Popular Fiction," Philosophy and the Contemporary World 14, no.1 (Spring 2007): 134-43.
- Sarah Worth, "Narrative Understanding and Understanding Narrative," Contemporary Aesthetics 2 (2004).
- Sarah Worth, "Fictional Spaces," Philosophical Forum 35, no.4 (Winter 2004): 439-55.
- Sarah Worth, "The Ethics of Exhibition: On the Presentation of Religious Art," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (2004): 277-84.
- Sarah Worth, "Thomas Munro vs. The All American Blue Dishwasher," The Journal of Aesthetic Education 36 (2002): 68-85.
- Sarah Worth, "Aristotle, Thought and Emotion: Our Responses to Fiction," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 58 (2000): 333-40.
- Sarah Worth, "Understanding Objects of Music," The Journal of Aesthetic Education 34 (2000): 102-7.
- Sarah Worth, "Wittgenstein's Musical Understanding," British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (1997): 158-67.
Philosophy and Popular Culture
- Sarah Worth and Carl Ehrett. "Dungeons and Dragons: What it is and Why we do it." Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy. Ed. Mark Silcox and Jon Cogburn (Open Court, 2012).
- Sarah Worth and Carmela Epright, "Dexter Morgan: Morality, Principles and Context," Dexter and Philosophy, ed. Richard Greene (Open Court, 2011), 125-35.
- Sarah Worth, "The Paradox of Real Response to Neo-Fiction," The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real, ed. William Irwin (Open Court, 2002).
- Sarah Worth, "Elaine Benes: Feminist Icon or Just One of the Boys?" Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book About Everything and Nothing, ed. William Irwin (Open Court, 1999).
- Review of William Irwin and Jorge J. E. Gracia (eds.), Philosophy and the Interpretation of Pop Culture, Rowman and Littlefield, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. November 2007. http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=11783
Selected Recent and Upcoming Presentations
- 2011 - "Fact, Fiction and Fraud: How Memoir Lies," International Conference on Narrative.
- 2010 - "Truth, Lies, and Memoir," Easter Division of the American Society for Aesthetics.
- 2009 - "Fact, Fiction, and Fraud: From Frey to Wilkomirski," Southwestern Philosophical Society.
- 2009 - "Learning Infectious Diseases Through Writing: First Year Seminar on Disease and Culture," Poster Presentation at the American Society for Microbiology.
- 2009 - "Global Standpoint Aesthetics" (with David I. Gandolfo), The Eastern Division of the American Society for Aesthetics.
Fellowships and Awards
- ACS Mellor Grant ($12,000) for "Systemic Approaches for Creating More Inclusive Campus Climates through Coursework and Cooperation: A Multi-Campus Collaboration."
- ACS Mellon Grant ($12,000) for "Infusing Diversity into the Classroom."
- Mellon Foundation, Career Advanced Planning Grant - funded a full year sabbatical 2005-06.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: "Art, Mind, and Cognitive Science."