Professors Mark Timmons and Terry Horgan have been awarded a major research grant by the John Templeton Foundation in support of their project, “Illuminating Reasons: An Essay in Moral Phenomenology.”

This joint project, commencing in Fall 2012 and ending by Fall 2014, will result in an original scholarly book by Mark and Terry on moral phenomenology and an international conference here on campus on the same topic.

Post date: Tue, 11/29/2011 - 13:47

Princeton University has recognized Richard A. Healey’s distinguished research program by designating him as Class of 1932 Fellow of Princeton’s Humanities Council and Department of Philosophy.  Richard will hold this prestigious fellowship in Fall 2012, when he will be in residence at Princeton while continuing his research and teaching one seminar.

Post date: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 13:49


Doctoral candidate Victor Kumar was honored by the Society for Philosophy and Psychology with the 2011 Wiliam James Prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the Society's annual meeting this past July.  Victor's paper, co-authored with Richmond Campbell, is titled "On the Normative Significance of Moral Psychology."

Post date: Tue, 09/06/2011 - 10:16

Professor Jenann Ismael has been invited to participate in the third annual “Experimental Side of Modeling” workshop at San Francisco State University, September 16-17, 2011.  Other speakers include Ronald Giere (U Minnesota), Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech), Paul Teller (UC Davis), Eric Winsberg (U South Florida), and Alison Wylie (U Washington). A special joint symposium with the Bay Area Feminism and Philosophy Group (BayFAP) will also be conducted.  The workshop webpage, program, and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2011 - 08:46

Professor Shaun Nichols has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Grant to stage an institute on “Experimental Philosophy” on campus in Summer 2012. Professor Ron Mallon of Washington University will co-direct the institute, which will also involve contributions by 13 distinguished consulting faculty from major universities.

The Institute will attract 25 faculty from institutions across the country to study recent developments in the new field of “... Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/10/2011 - 14:50


The Philosophy Department is pleased and proud to welcome Professor Jonathan Weinberg to the faculty effective in Fall 2011. Professor Weinberg joins us from Indiana University, where he distinguished himself for his research and teaching in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, epistemology, and aesthetics. A leader in experimental philosophy, Professor Weinberg directs the Experimental Epistemology Laboratory, which investigates the psychological bases of the... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2011 - 14:59

Professor Michael Gill has been awarded an important grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the category of Enduring Questions. Professor Gill's grant will support his development and teaching of a new course in the Philosophy Department curriculum entitled “Where Does Morality Come From?” The initial offering of the course will be in Fall 2011 for Honors College students.

Post date: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:58

Professor Richard Healey has been awarded a major grant from the John Templeton Foundation effective in 2011-2012 in support of his research project "A Pragmatist Interpretation of Quantum Theory."

Post date: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 14:49

Professor Jenann Ismael has been awarded a major fellowship for 2011-12 to study and write about "Physics and Free Will".  Professor Ismael's fellowship is awarded by the project "Free Will: Empirical and Philosophical Investigations" administered by Professor Al Mele of Florida State University under a grant from the John Templeton Foundation... Read more

Post date: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:52

University of Arizona Professor Shaun Nichols and Yale University Professor Josh Knobe have been awarded a grant for 2011-2012 under the title "Experimental Philosophy and the Underpinnings of Free Will." Their work is supported by the project "Free Will: Empirical and Philosophical Investigations" administered by Professor Al Mele of Florida State University under a... Read more

Post date: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:50


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