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June 21, 2022

Annika Froese's Interview with APA Blog

Annika Froese is finishing her doctorate in philosophy at the University at Pittsburgh. She works on topics in the philosophy of science with a focus on explanation and understanding and currently...

May 16, 2022

Conference honoring Tom Ricketts

On September 16, 2022, an in-person conference will be held at the University of Pittsburgh to celebrate the work of Professor Thomas Ricketts on the occasion of his...

April 26, 2022

Interview with Japa Pallikkathayil

Japa Pallikkathayil was interviewed by Kieran Setiya for his podcast "Five Questions"

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April 22, 2022

Mackereth and Avigad forthcoming in Review of Symbolic Logic

Stephen Mackereth and Jeremy Avigad’s paper “Two-sorted Frege Arithmetic is not Conservative” is forthcoming in the Review of Symbolic Logic! The main result is that Richard Kimberly Heck’s theory of...
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April 22, 2022

Christine Korsgaard to Receive 2023 Rescher Medal

The University of Pittsburgh announces its award of the 2023 Nicholas Rescher Medal for Contributions to Systematic Philosophy to Christine Korsgaard, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Research Professor...

April 1, 2022

Tegtmeyer on 'Overcoming Epistemic Compositionalism by Appreciating Kant's Insight'

Maximilian Tegtmeyer’s paper 'Overcoming Epistemic Compositionalism by Appreciating Kant’s Insight: Skepticism, Givenness, and Mind-Independence in the Transcendental Deduction‘ has been published...

January 15, 2022

Alnica Visser's "Genericity Generalized” is forthcoming in Philosophical Studies

Visser argues that recent work on generics has given too narrow a picture of the conditions under which a property is characteristic for a kind.

January 4, 2022

Summer Philosophy Program, July 17-23

Open Doors Academy will be a week-long program designed to give a taste of graduate student life and various forms of support useful in applying to and flourishing in Ph.D. programs in Philosophy...

October 27, 2021

Reading Groups

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October 27, 2021

Goldhaber on Hume's Cheerfulness

Charles Goldhaber presented research on Hume's virtue of cheerfulness in a panel on "Skepticism and the Passions in Hume's Philosophy" at the Princeton-Bucharest Early Modern Seminar.  His talk,...

October 23, 2021

Goldhaber on Hume’s Skepticism

Charles Goldhaber’s “The Humors in Hume's Skepticism” has been published in Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy! Goldhaber argues that Hume’s prevalent medical allusions teach us both what...

October 7, 2021

Aaron Salomon's paper, "Contractualism and the Question of Direction," is forthcoming in the European Journal of Philosophy

Abstract: Directed duties are those duties whose violation would wrong someone in particular. Under what conditions, and in virtue of what, is a duty directed to someone? This is the Question of...

September 24, 2021

Bob Batterman's New Book - A Middle Way

Bob Batterman's new monograph examines a ubiquitous methodology in physics and the science of materials that focuses on mesoscale structures as a means for investigating complex many-body systems...

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September 24, 2021

David Wallace’s new book - Philosophy of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

David Wallace’s new book introduces the core topics of philosophy of physics through three key themes – the nature of space, time, and motion; the emergence of irreversible behavior in statistical...

August 26, 2021

Philosophy Department Welcomes New Faculty

The Philosophy Department is thrilled to welcome Associate Professor Sara Magrin, Assistant Professor Thomas Pendlebury, and Associate Professor Jacob Rosen, to the faculty!