The Stoics and Cicero’s de Finibus
Kelson Law will be presenting "The Stoic response in Cicero’s de Finibus to the ‘cradle argument’" to the Philosophy Club of the San Francisco State University on April 11 as guest speaker, and at the Annual Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society in Portland, Maine, on April 29 LEARN MORE >
Raja Rosenhagen Presentation
Raja Rosenhagen will be presenting his paper “Seeing as and Seeing That: A Fresh Look at Hanson’s Account of Observation” on Friday, April 1, 3pm, at the Pacific APA in San Francisco.
Nature, Purpose, and Norm: Preston Stovall in Print (again!)
Congratulations to Preston Stovall, whose "Nature, Purpose, and Norm: A Program in American Philosophy" was recently for publication in the Journal of the American Philosophical Association!
Characterizing Generics: Preston Stovall in Print
Congratulations to Preston Stovall, whose paper "Characterizing Generics are Material Inference Tickets" was recently accepted to Inquiry!
Action and Reflection
Kelson Law will be presenting his paper "Action, Reflection, and Practical Readiness" at the Central APA Meeting in Chicago on Saturday the 5th!
Love and Justice
Raja Rosenhagen won a Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum Conference Grant and thus will present his paper “Toward Virtue: Love, Just Attention, and Moral Progress Through Philia” at the 37th Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference at the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. LEARN MORE >
Adam Marushak Presentation
Adam Marushak will be presenting his paper "The Semantics of Epistemic Reasons and Epistemic Modals" at the Columbia-NYU Graduate Philosophy Conference on February 27, 2016.
Cognitive Capacities in Aristotle
Jon Buttaci will be presenting a paper entitled “Cognitive Capacities and States in Posterior Analytics B.19” at the 39th annual Ancient Philosophy Workshop here at Rice University on February 19th!
Congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Rescher!
The German Academy of Sciences in Berlin-Brandenburg is awarding Nicholas Rescher its most distinguished prize, the Helmholtz Medal, in recognition of his lifetime contributions to philosophy. Bestowed every other year on a scientist or scholar of international note, the twelve latest recipients include four Nobel Laureates. The formal award will take place at a ceremony in Berlin in June of 2016. LEARN MORE >
This month's Pitt Pride Newsletter includes a feature on undergraduate major Santino Petrocelli and an interview with Distinguished Professor Robert Brandom! LEARN MORE >
Raja Rosenhagen Talk
Over Thanksgiving break, Raja was in Germany as an invited speaker at the 5th International Moritz-Schlick-Symposion in Rostock at the University of Rostock, Germany, where he gave a talk on Norwood Russell Hanson’s Notion of the Theoryladenness of Observation. LEARN MORE >
Raja Rosenhagen Presentation
Raja will be presenting his paper: “Seeing As and Seeing That—A Fresh Look at Hanson’s Dually Representationalist Account of Observation” at the CSPA (Central States Philosophers Association) in Lexington, Kentucky, this Saturday, November 7.
Stoics and Epicureans
Kelson Law will be presenting "The Stoic Response to Epicureans: Far More than Another 'Cradle Argument'" and "A Puzzle about Enkrateia in Mencius" at the 33rd Annual Joint Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science at Fordham University, Oct 23-25, 2015
The Material Conditions of Freedom
Suzie Love's paper entitled "The Material Conditions of Freedom" was just accepted to be presented at the Pacific Division Meeting of the APA!
Aldo Antonelli (1962-2015)
The department is saddened to learn of the passing of Aldo Antonelli. Professor Antonelli earned his PhD at Pittsburgh, and went on to make significant contributions to logic. A memorial can be found at the linked UC Davis Philosophy homepage. LEARN MORE >