Pitt PhD Alum Tommie Shelby, Harvard, has been elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Shivam Patel wins SSPP Griffith Award
Shivam Patel recently won the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology Griffith Award for his paper entitled "On the Contents of Inner Speech". LEARN MORE >
20th Pitt-CMU Graduate Conference
On March 16-17th the graduate students of the University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University will be hosting the 20th Annual Pitt-CMU Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, with the theme of "Uncertainty and the Limits of Knowledge". LEARN MORE >
Endowment for Ancient Philosophy
The Department is thrilled to announce that the University of Pittsburgh is the recipient of a generous anonymous donation of $500,000 to help promote scholarship in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy.
The Department Remembers Adolf Grünbaum (1923-2018)
The department is deeply saddened by the passing of Adolf Grünbaum, who spent most of his career at the University of Pittsburgh. Here we've collected some stories and remembrances of Adolf as teacher, colleague, and friend. LEARN MORE >
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 >