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.
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.)
Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society
Adam Marushak will be presenting his paper "Veritic Semantics for Epistemic Modals" at the Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society on March 9.
Raja Rosenhagen will contribute to the upcoming Central APA in Kansas City by commenting on a paper by Haoying Liu: “The Combination Problem and the Phenomenal Bond” (03-02, Colloquium IV-M: Mind and Body, 4:20-5:20pm). He will also participate in the Mentoring the Mentors workshop (all day) offered and sponsored by the APA on Saturday 03/04.
"Practical Perceptual Representation"
Alison Springle will be presenting her paper "Practical Perceptual Representation" at the 2017 meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SSPP) in Savannah, GA March 22-24. LEARN MORE >