Congratulations to Shaun Nichols and colleague, Jay Garfield (Smith College) who won a $249,926 grant from the John Templeton Foundation, one of 10 research teams selected for The Immortality Project at The University of California, Riverside.

Entitled "Death And The Self," their project will explore whether belief in the mutability of self reduces the fear of death and belief in an afterlife in Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist cultures.


Post date: Thu, 08/22/2013 - 14:52

Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom David Schmidtz has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2014-2015.

Founded in 1776 and the nation’s oldest honorary academic society, Phi Beta Kappa annually selects several internationally distinguished professors from among both public and private universities and colleges to represent the high values of the society by visiting and participating in the academic life of host... Read more

Post date: Thu, 05/09/2013 - 16:48

Regents Professor of Philosophy Julia Annas has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned honorary society in the United States, having been founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743.

Election to this highly prestigious society, which includes prominent scholars from the sciences, arts and humanities as well as distinguished public figures, signals accomplishment at the highest level.

Congratulations, Julia, on this well-deserved honor.


Post date: Thu, 05/09/2013 - 16:19

Exploring Meaning through Movies

This spring, the study of linguistics and philosophy will combine with film to form a unique class offered by the University of Arizona, Ling/Phil 211: Meaning in Language and Society.

As part of the course “Meaning in Language and Society,” students will watch movies at The Loft Cinema that illustrate the linguistic, psychological and social aspects of meaning. For only $5 a movie, community members... Read more

Post date: Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:43


The UA Philosophy Department is pleased to present the Fall 2012 Philosophy Colloquium Series featuring the following prominent speakers:

Friday, September 28, 3-5pm, Social Sciences 224
in conjunction with the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom
CHRISTOPHER W. MORRIS, Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park
"Putting Morals By Agreement In Its Place"

Friday, October 19, 3-5pm, Social Sciences 224
WILLIAM G. LYCAN,... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:43

 Oxford University Press has now published Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honor of Julia Annas (2012), edited by Rachana Kamtekar, UA Associate Professor of Philosophy. This volume of original essays by many of the profession’s most prominent ancient philosophers and moral theorists honors Julia’s accomplishments over the course of her distinguished career.

In acknowledgement of her research program in ancient philosophy, ethics and... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:30

Regents Professor Julia Annas has been invited to give the Dewey Lecture at the 86th Annual Meeting  of the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division, April 4-7, 2012, in Seattle.  Her talk "The Philosopher's Path" will provide "personal reflection on a lifetime of work as a teacher and scholar." 

Julia will also take part in an Author-Meets-Critics session focused on her latest book Intelligent Virtue (Oxford 2011).


Post date: Mon, 04/02/2012 - 16:40

Professor Uriah Kriegel published his Sources of Intentionality with Oxford University Press in August 2011, in which he weighs the relative virtues of higher-order tracking and adverbial theories of experiential intentionality, and defends an interpretivist account of non-experiential intentionality. 

To hear an interview with the author on his new book, please go to... Read more

Post date: Tue, 03/20/2012 - 10:29

Dr. Orlin Vakarelov, 2011 graduate of the Philosophy Department, was awarded a 2012 ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) New Faculty Fellowship.

The New Faculty Fellows program allows recent Ph.D.s in the humanities to take up two-year positions at university and colleges across the United States where their particular research and teaching expertise augment departmental offerings.

Post date: Thu, 01/26/2012 - 10:17


The UA Philosophy Department is pleased to present the Spring 2012 Philosophy Colloquium Series featuring the following prominent speakers:

Friday, January 20, 3-5pm
MARK BALAGUER, Professor of Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles
"Free Will as a Case Study in What Conceptual Analysis Is, Why It's Mostly (if not Entirely) Empirical, and What's Wrong with the Canberra Plan"

Friday, January 27, 3-5pm, Social Sciences 206

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2012 - 18:43


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