Congratulations to the following on their offers and acceptances for tenure track positions: James Pearson (Bridgewater State University), Alexandra Newton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Stephen Puryear (North Carolina State), Brandon Hogan (Howard University), Kim Frost (Syracuse University) and Jennifer Frey (University of South Carolina). LEARN MORE >
Leibniz and Cryptography
On December 14, 2012, the University of Pittsburgh Library System opened an exhibition on "Leibniz and Cryptography" featuring the reconstruction of his cipher machine under the inititative of Nicholas Rescher.cipher LEARN MORE >
Bob Batterman has won a major grant!
Bob Batterman is the principal investigator for a three-year grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a project entitled "Bridging Across Scales: Emergence and Effective Theories." Co-investigators on the project are Mark Wilson, University of Pittsburgh, and Christopher Smeenk, University of Western Ontario. The total amount of the award is $510,000, which includes a $20,000 contribution from the Rotman Institute at the University of Western Ontario. Congratulations to Bob, Mark and Chris! LEARN MORE >
Sosa Inaugural Recipient of Pitt's Prestigious Rescher Prize
Professor Ernest Sosa has been awarded the Nicholas Rescher Prize for Contributions to Systematic Philosophy. Sosa is currently a Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. The prize will be awarded November 12, 2010. LEARN MORE >
Anil Gupta, Philosophy Department Chair, has been appointed the Alan Ross Anderson Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences. Congratulations Anil!