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October 27, 2021

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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! 

July 12, 2021

Congratulations to Seth Goldwasser

Congratulations to Seth Goldwasser, whose paper 'Memory as Skill' has won the Philosophy of Memory essay prize. Seth's article will be published by the Review of Philosophy and Psychology. ...

July 12, 2021

Congratulations to Jack Samuel

Congratulations to Jack Samuel on the selection of his dissertation chapter "Thin as a Needle, Quick as a Flash: on Murdoch on Agency and Moral Progress" as the winner of the Review of Metaphysics...

June 14, 2021

Bennett Prize 2021

Aaron Salomon and Aaron Segal were awarded the Bennett Prize for 2021, Salomon for his essay "Contractualism and the Question of Direction" and Segal for his essay "Gratitude and Demand". Congratulations Aaron and Aaron!

April 19, 2021

Felipe in Philosophy Compass!

Congratulations to Felipe Pereira, whose paper `The (Un)Desirability of Immortality' is forthcoming in Philosophy Compass! 

April 15, 2021

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...

April 15, 2021

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...

April 7, 2021

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...

March 8, 2021

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...