Department News


11/7/16 - Congratulations to Sean Clancy, whose paper, "Psychopaths, Ill-Will, and the Wrong-Making Features of actions", has been accepted for publication in Ergo.

10/21/16 - Congratulations to Sean Clancy, who successfully defended his dissertation, "What Counts as Desiring the Actual Good".

9/14/16 - Congratulations to Steve Steward, who has accepted a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Southampton.

5/2/16 - Congratulations to Yishai Cohen, who has won an all-university dissertation prize.

4/25/16 - Congratulations to the following PhD students, who have accepted tenure-track or equivalent positions this year: Preston Werner (Hebrew University); Mihnea Capraru, (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan); Travis Timmerman (Seton Hall University); and Rich Booher (De Anza College).

2/29/16 - It is with great sadness that the Philosophy Department announces the passing of Professor Emeritus, José Benardete, on 2/25/16. He will be greatly missed.

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Faculty News


Ken Baynes has been named William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor for 2016-18. Story here.

Sam Gorovitz has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Upstate Medical University. Story here.

Chris Noble (PhD Princeton 2009) has been hired as Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2016. Noble specializes in ancient philosophy, especially Plotinus.

Fred Beiser has been awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit by the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions to German-American relations. See story here.

Philosopher Ben Bradley explores how well-being is defined, measured.  Read more about Ben Bradley's new book...

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