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Goldhaber in Print
Congratulations to Charles Goldhaber, whose paper "Does perceptual psychology rule out disjunctivism in the theory of perception?" is forthcoming in Synthese. Pre-prints are available at his website. LEARN MORE >
Nandi Theunissen's New Book
Nandi Theunissen's book, The Value of Humanity, has just been announced by Oxford University Press and will be released later this month. In it, Nandi develops a relational account of the value of human beings. She proposes that people are of value because we are constituted in such a way that we can be good for ourselves in the sense that we are able to lead flourishing lives. Intuitively, a person matters because she matters to herself in a very particular sort of way; to appropriate a phrase, she is a being for whom her life can be an issue. LEARN MORE >
Jack Samuel's paper provisionally forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility
Jack presented "The Sociality of Agency" at the New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility November 14th, and the paper is promised to the 7th Oxford Studies volume, to appear mid-2021. See his research page for more information. LEARN MORE >
Graduate Conference Submissions
The department welcomes submissions for this spring's Pitt/CMU Graduate Student Conference with the theme: Decisions and Transformative Experiences (see the link below to apply). The conference takes place March 21-22, 2020, with Laurie Paul (Yale), Colin Allen (HPS), and Teddy Seidenfeld (CMU) as keynote speakers. LEARN MORE >
New Website for the Feminist Philosophy Reading Group
The feminist philosophy reading group has a new website! The website is regularly updated with the readings for the group and local events in feminist philosophy. LEARN MORE >
Alessandra Buccella to Present at the Society for the Metaphysics of Science in Toronto.
Alessandra Buccella will present her paper “Perceptual constancy is dead, long live perceptual constancy!” at the meeting of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science in Toronto, Canada (Nov. 7th-9th). LEARN MORE >
UHC Grants
Two Philosophy Majors have been awarded selective Honors College Research Fellowships: Nicholas Fuller for his project “The Value of Experience and Logic in Establishing Meaning” and Sandrine Agbayani Gibbons for her project “Globalization, Social Media & Perceptions of Third World Women.” Congratulations Nicholas and Sandrine! LEARN MORE >
Raja Rosenhagen's "Hanson's Account of Experience. An Untimely Defense" has been accepted for publication in Synthese
“Hanson’s Account of Experience. An Untimely Defense” has been accepted for publication in Synthese. In it, Raja argues that Hanson’s account of experience that is implicit in his account of the so-called theory-ladenness of observation is complex, intrinsically interesting, and that it provides an attractive alternative to contemporary representationalist and relationalist accounts of experience.
Physics Avoidance Conference
The Center for Philosophy of Science will be hosting a conference on November 9, 2019 in honor of the recent publication of Mark Wilson’s collection of essays "Physics Avoidance", which groups together his contributions to such philosophical topics as conceptual change, the use of models, and the role of scales in scientific contexts. It will feature scholars in an author meets critics format capped off by a panel discussion. See the following link for further conference details including registration information. LEARN MORE >
Marushak on Gupta
Congratulations to Pitt graduate Adam Marushak, whose paper "On the Hypothetical Given" is forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research! LEARN MORE >
Tomas Albergo Interviewed for APA
Check out philosophy graduate student Tomas Albergo’s member interview on the blog of the American Philosophical Association. LEARN MORE >
Larkin Philpot Awarded Newcombe Fellowship
Larkin Philpot, a University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, has been named one of 23 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2019 by 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. Larkin’s dissertation, titled Aristotle on Self-love and Desire, examines Aristotle’s account of self-love and its role in motivating us towards our good. LEARN MORE >
Bennett Prize 2019
Congratulations to Aaron Segal who was awarded the 2019 Bennett Prize for his essay “Values, Valuing, and Local Reasons.”
Charles Goldhaber wins Early Modern Worlds Biennial Graduate Student Prize
Congratulations to Charles Goldhaber for winning the University of Pittsburgh's Early Modern Worlds Biennial Graduate Student Prize for his paper "The Humors in Hume's Skepticism." LEARN MORE >
Empiricism after Kant, Hegel, and Sellars
Thomas J. Breed will be attending the NEH-funded Summer Seminar "Philosophical Responses to Empiricism in Kant, Hegel, and Sellars" at the University of New Hampshire this June. Thomas is one of a few graduate students joining the organizers Willem DeVries (UNH) and James O'Shea (University College Dublin), along with more than a dozen junior and senior faculty members for the seminar. LEARN MORE >

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