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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 >
Philosophy Department Welcomes New Faculty
The Philosophy Department is thrilled to welcome Assistant Professor Kate Stanton to the faculty!
Philosophy Department Welcomes New Faculty
The Philosophy Department is thrilled to welcome Assistant Professor Kevin Dorst to the faculty!
David Wallace Accepts Mellon Chair with Joint Appointments in the Departments of Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science
The Philosophy Department is thrilled to welcome Professor David Wallace to the faculty! LEARN MORE >
Laura Tomlinson in Print!
Congratulations to Laura Tomlinson, whose paper "The Moral Worth of Intentional Actions" is forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research!
Charles Goldhaber wins Elizabeth Baranger Teaching Award
Congratulations to Charles Goldhaber for winning an A&S Elizabeth Baranger Teaching Award! Charles continues the philosophy department's strong tradition of excellence in graduate student teaching. Past winners include Josh Eisenthal (2018), Jon Buttaci (2015), Ben Schulz (2015), and Jennifer Jhun (2012).
Eisenthal to CalTech
Congratulations to Josh Eisenthal, who will start as an Assistant Research Professor at CalTech where he will begin work on the Einstein Papers Project!
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 >

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