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...

February 24, 2021

Author Meets Critics Session on Nandi Theunissen's Book, THE VALUE OF HUMANITY, Central APA Session on February 25, 2021

There will be an author meets critics session on Nandi Theunissen's book, The Value of Humanity, at the Central APA 2021. Her critics are Richard Kraut and David Sussman. Her session is on...

January 14, 2021


The University of Pittsburgh announces its award of the 2021 Nicholas Rescher Medal for Systematic Philosophy to Thomas Nagel, University Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University.  ...

December 2, 2020

Alessandra in the APA

Alessandra Buccella interviewed in APA online!

July 21, 2020

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...

June 1, 2020

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...

February 29, 2020

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...

January 31, 2020


There will be a conference on Anil Gupta's Conscious Experience: A Logical Inquiry in New Delhi, India, 14 February to 16 February.

January 8, 2020

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.