Congratulations to Samuel Gavin!
University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. candidate Samuel Gavin has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Each Fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000 to support their final year of dissertation work. Mr. Gavin is completing his dissertation, titled "Constitutivism and Natural Normativity in Ethics," in the Department of Philosophy. The dissertation seeks to reconcile two schools of thought in ethics, one that bases morality on reason and another that bases it on human nature.
A conference in honor of Allan Gotthelf sponsored by the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship through a grant to the Philosophy Department of Rutgers University. LEARN MORE >
Alessandra Buccella Talk
Alessandra Buccella will present her paper titled “how should we think about perceptual presence?” at the Gateway Graduate Conference “Consciousness and Self-Awareness” at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, on April 29-30. LEARN MORE >
Reconsidering Hegel's Logic
The conference "Reconsidering Hegel's Logic" will be held April 14-16, 2017. For registration and further information: LEARN MORE >
Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Alison Springle and Justin Humphreys will be presenting “Judging Intellectualism by its Explanatory Fruit” as a poster at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) in Baltimore, MD this summer (June 29-July 1). According to the acceptance email, the conference received "close to 300 submissions, yielding a fierce competition," and leaving space "for just a select group of submissions on the program." LEARN MORE >
Anil Gupta Talk
Anil Gupta will give a talk titled "Russell on our Knowledge of the External World" on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 342 CL (the Welsh Nationality Room.)