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Springle Wins the 2019 Sanders Graduate Student Awards
Oct. 11, 2018 — The APA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Sanders Graduate Student Awards: Alison Springle (University of Pittsburgh), for "On What Else Perceptual Representation Could Be", Matt Leonard (University of Southern California), for "On the Contingency and Vagueness of Where I Am" Julius Schoenherr (University of Maryland, College Park), for "When Forgiveness Comes Easy". LEARN MORE >
Springle on Perception, Memory, and Agency
Congratulations to Alison Springle who recently had three papers accepted for publication: “Perception, Representation, Realism and Function” to be published in Philosophy of Science; “Methods, Minds, Memory, & Kinds” to be published in Philosophical Psychology (Special Issue on Memory and Skill); and (with Rick Grush) “Agency, Perception, Space, and Subjectivity” recently published in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences! LEARN MORE >
Pitt Philosophy in Japan
Adam Marushak will be presenting his paper, "The Language of Reasons", at the Tokyo Forum for Analytic Philosophy on May 9th. The Forum is a weekly speaker-series that brings in philosophers from around the world.
2018-2019 Tamara Horowitz Memorial Lecture
The Pitt Philosophy Department is happy to announce that the Tamara Horowitz Memorial Lecture of the academic year 2018-19 will be given by Professor Ann E. Cudd of Boston University. The lecture will take place on October 19, 2018. Professor Cudd, a former student of Tamara Horowitz, received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. She has been Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University since 2015. Professor Cudd’s philosophical interests include social and political philosophy, philosophy of economics, philosophy of social science, decision theory, and feminist theory.
Charles Golhaber Presentations
Charles Goldhaber will be presenting his paper "The humors in Hume's skepticism" at two upcoming conferences: Disorder: A Graduate Student conference at Temple University, April 7, and University of Toronto Graduate Conference, PsyPhi: Philosophy Meets Psychology, May 7–8. LEARN MORE >
Alison Springle updates
Alison has a paper with Rick Grush, "Agency, perception, space, and subjectivity" forthcoming in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. She will also be presenting her paper “On What Else Perceptual Representation Could Be” at the SSPP (Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology) in San Antonio TX in March.
Recipe for an unmoving heart/mind
At this year's Eastern APA meeting in Savannah, GA, Gus Law will present his interpretation of Gaozi's terse and mysterious maxim, cited in Mengzi 2A2, for maintaining one's peace of mind.
Reasons and Modals
Adam Marushak will be presenting his paper "Reasons and Modals" at the New York Philosophy of Language Workshop on Monday Nov. 13th. LEARN MORE >
Rescher Prize for Systemic Philosophy
Ruth Millikan will receive the 2017 Nicholas Rescher Prize for Systematic Philosophy on Friday, October 13, 2017 in 2500/2501 Posvar Hall. She will give a public lecture titled "Biosematic Functions of some Non-naming Words" at 2:00 p.m., followed by a public reception at 3:15 p.m. A guided tour of the Philosophy Archives will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the Hillman Library, Special Collections, Third Floor.
Humanities Center Conference
The University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center will hold a workshop on Tommie Shelby's "Dark Ghettos": Injustice, Dissent, and Reform on October 26, 2017 (All day) to October 27, 2017 (All day) in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, University of Pittsburgh School of Law. LEARN MORE >
Goldhaber to present at Central APA
Charles Goldhaber will present his paper ""Melancholy," "spleen" and other "humours" in the conclusion to the Treatise’s first book" at the 2018 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Society, February 21–24. LEARN MORE >
Alison Springle Presentation
Alison Springle (with Rick Grush) will be presenting a paper at the Spacial Experience conference in September. LEARN MORE >
Congratulations to Justin Humphreys!
Justin's paper "Disjunctivism and the Stream of Consciousness" has been selected as the winner of APA's 2018 William James Prize for the best paper in the area of American philosophy accepted for inclusion in the Eastern Division program. Congratulations on this honor!
Mechanics and Mechanisms
Congratulations to Josh Eisenthal whose "Mechanics without Mechanisms" was just published in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics! LEARN MORE >
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.

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