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January 26, 2023

Seth Goldwasser’s “Standard Aberration: Cancer Biology and the Modeling Account of Normal Function” published in Biology and Philosophy

Normal functions are activities that parts of biological systems are, in some minimal sense, supposed to perform. In this paper, Goldwasser argues by example that cancer biologists regularly...

January 20, 2023

James Shaw’s new book - Wittgenstein on Rules

James Shaw’s new book outlining a distinctive ‘bipartite’ reading of the rule-following sections of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations has recently been published with...

January 17, 2023

A Middle Way: Bob Batterman's Book Workshop

Workshop Details and Registration

The workshop is being held in person in 1008 Cathedral of Learning on Saturday, January 28th.

Invited speakers:


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January 12, 2023

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...

November 30, 2022

Mark Wilson’s new book - Imitation of Rigor

Mark Wilson’s new book, Imitation of Rigor: an Alternative History of Analytic Philosophy, has been ...

November 21, 2022

New book about John McDowell

Editors Matthew Boyle and Evgenia Mylonaki gather influential minds to clarify and criticize John McDowell’s arguments for nonreductive naturalism....

November 21, 2022

Robert Brandom's new book - Pragmatism and Idealism: Rorty and Hegel on Reason and Representation

Robert Brandom's new book based on the prestigious Spinoza Lectures at the University of Amsterdam.

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October 20, 2022

Travis McKenna's "Structure and Applied Mathematics" published in Synthese

Congratulations to Travis for paper, ‘Structure and Applied Mathematics’, being published in Synthese

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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...
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...