Office Space: Alexander George

In a large French Second Empire building off College Street live the departments of Black Studies and Philosophy. Cooper House, a place actress Uma Thurman once called home, was renovated in 2002 to accommodate additional office and classroom space. One of those newly renovated offices belongs to Professor of Philosophy Alexander George. Here is a brief look into some of the odds and ends of his Amherst abode. 

New York Times: "What Would Socrates Say" Helps Make Philosophy Stylish

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"What Would Socrates Say," a new book edited by Amherst College philosophy professor Alexander George, is helping to make philosophy stylish. The book was reviewed in the Sunday, Sept. 2, New York Times.
Published in Britain this summer and now available in the U.S., "What Would Socrates Say?" collects some of the best questions and answers from, which allows people to pose questions to a panel of philosophers.

Professors Alexander George and Daniel Velleman Are Authors of New Book About the Philosophy of Mathematics

March 11, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Alexander George, professor of philosophy, and Daniel Velleman, professor of mathematics at Amherst College, are the authors of Philosophies of Mathematics ($64.95 hardcover, $29.95 paperback, Blackwell Publishers, 2002).

Amherst College Philosophy Professor Alexander George Creates "AskPhilosophers" To Bring Philosophy to All

October 11, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Alexander George, professor of philosophy at Amherst College, has launched a new Website, called AskPhilosophers ( ), that allows anyone to ask anything-and get an answer from a thinker trained in philosophy.

Amherst College Professors Douglas and George Are Authors of "Sense and Nonsensibility"

August 11, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College faculty members Lawrence Douglas, associate professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought, and Alexander George, professor of philosophy, are the authors of Sense and Nonsensibility: Lampoons of Learning and Literature ($9.95, Fireside/ Simon & Schuster, New York, 2004), a collection of satires and parodies that poke fun at classic and contemporary literature, the educational establishment and American culture.