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

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


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