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A Spirit of Trust
Congratulations to Bob Brandom on the forthcoming German translation of his (2019) ``A Spirit of Trust''. The 2019 English original won the Barricelli Prize for best Romanticism studies, and the translation is eagerly awaited from Suhrkamp Verlag in September (2021). LEARN MORE >
Innovation and Certainty
The Department welcomes the publication of Mark Wilson's "Innovation and Certainty" with Cambridge University Press as part of their Elements in the Philosophy of Mathematics series. This work traces the evolution of the concepts of number and figure in response to pressures from developements in mathematics leading from the 19th century, and explores the challenges this historical evolution presents to a conception of mathematics as a repository of necessary truths. LEARN MORE >
In Memory of Professor Mike Dunn
The department laments the recent passing of distinguished alumnus Michael Dunn. Professor Dunn earned his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Nuel Belnap, and made important contributions to relevance logics, and to philosophical logic more broadly. LEARN MORE >
Batterman wins 2021 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring
Congratulations to Bob Batterman, who has won the 2021 Provost's Award in Doctoral Mentoring! This award recognises outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree. LEARN MORE >
Author Meets Critics Session on Nandi Theunissen's Book, THE VALUE OF HUMANITY, Central APA Session on February 25, 2021
Nandi Theunissen's book to be featured at Central APA 2021 LEARN MORE >
THOMAS NAGEL TO RECEIVE THE 2021 RESCHER MEDAL
The 2021 Rescher Medal Lecture will be held on February 5, 2021. LEARN MORE >
Alessandra in the APA
Alessandra Buccella interviewed in APA online! LEARN MORE >
Bennett Prize 2020
Tom Breed and Annika Froese were awarded the Bennett Prize for 2020, Tom for his essay "Objectivity and Rational Perception" and Annika for her essay "How to be an Egalitarian about Contrastive Explanation". Congratulations Tom and Annika! LEARN MORE >
McKenna in Print
Congratulations to Travis McKenna, whose paper "Marc Lange and Minimal Model Explanations: A Defence of Batterman and Rice" has been accepted for publication in the journal, Philosophy of Science. More details TBA.
Goldhaber on Hume
Congratulations to Charles Goldhaber, whose paper "The Humors in Hume's Skepticism" has been accepted for publication at Ergo! Goldhaber argues that Hume's use of medical metaphors throughout his discussions of skepticism reveal a compelling and unique conception of skepticism and its role in human life. Pre-prints are available at Goldhaber's website, linked here: LEARN MORE >
Conference on Anil Gupta's CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCE: A LOGICAL INQUIRY
There will be a conference on Anil Gupta's Conscious Experience: A Logical Inquiry in New Delhi, India, 14 February to 16 February. LEARN MORE >
Robert Brandom, a Philosopher’s Philosopher
Jules Gleeson reflects on Robert Brandom's contributions to philosophy in light of the recent publication of his monumental A Spirit of Trust. LEARN MORE >
Goldhaber in Print
Congratulations to Charles Goldhaber, whose paper "Does perceptual psychology rule out disjunctivism in the theory of perception?" is forthcoming in Synthese. Pre-prints are available at his website. LEARN MORE >
Nandi Theunissen's New Book
Nandi Theunissen's book, The Value of Humanity, has just been announced by Oxford University Press and will be released later this month. In it, Nandi develops a relational account of the value of human beings. She proposes that people are of value because we are constituted in such a way that we can be good for ourselves in the sense that we are able to lead flourishing lives. Intuitively, a person matters because she matters to herself in a very particular sort of way; to appropriate a phrase, she is a being for whom her life can be an issue. LEARN MORE >
Jack Samuel's paper provisionally forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility
Jack presented "The Sociality of Agency" at the New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility November 14th, and the paper is promised to the 7th Oxford Studies volume, to appear mid-2021. See his research page for more information. LEARN MORE >

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