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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

 
Professor Jenann Ismael has been awarded a Scholarly Conversation Grant from the National Humanities Center to stage a national conversation among scholars on the topic of Collective Rational Decision Making, especially in context of addressing important and pressing national and global issues.  The conversation will occur at the National Humanities Center on dates in the upcoming academic year soon to be determined.  Participants will include:

Post date: Thu, 06/23/2011 - 10:11

 
Beginning May 16, 2011, the Philosophy Department is pleased to offer an exciting new accelerated masters program: the Accelerated Master of Arts in Philosophy (AMP in Philosophy).

The Accelerated Master of Arts in Philosophy Program (AMP in Philosophy) will enable academically talented UA undergraduates to complete the B.A. and M.A. in philosophy after five years of study beginning with the student’s freshman year as an undergraduate.  This program is intended both for... Read more

Post date: Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:46

Professor David Owen has been invited to give a lecture on David Hume at a meeting of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on April 7, 2011, as well as to address the University of Oslo`s "Seminar in the Theory of Science" and the "Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature," some of the university`s Centres of Excellence.  He was also invited to present a paper at the joint University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill/ Kings College of London Philosophy Conference on May 13-15, 2011.

Post date: Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:42

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