The Philosophy Department is pleased to welcome five new students to the graduate program. Pranav Ambardekar, Zoe Ashton, Seongyeon Kim, William Marsolek, and Yonghao Abe Wang have a variety of philosophical interests and ambitions. Read more about their backgrounds and future pl
On June 5th, 2018, Hope Sample successfully defended her dissertation “Change in Kant.” Congrats, Dr. Sample!
The dissertation committee consisted of Lisa Shabel (advisor), Clinton Tolley, Tamar Rudavsky, Lisa Downing, and Julia Jorati.
On June 6th, 2018 Juan Garcia successfully defended his dissertation "Leibniz on Contingency and Freedom: A Molinism Friendly Account.” Congrats, Dr. Garcia!
The dissertation committee consisted of Tamar Rudavsky, Julia Jorati, Lisa Downing, and William Taschek.
This year’s Fink Award for best graduate student paper goes to Giorgio Sbardolini for his paper “Prior and Benacerraf.” The paper explores the metasemantic implications of Prior’s discussion of intensional paradoxes, implications that are related to the epistemic challenges Benacerraf raise
On April 16th, the department gathered to celebrate this year’s winner of the Bingham Award and our graduating seniors. This year's Bingham medal was awarded to Garrett Patterson, who presented his excellent essay "Avoiding a Collective Action Objection to Norm-Expressivism” at the ceremony.
Hope Sample and James Fritz are this year’s winners of the Philosophy Department’s Graduate Teaching Associate Award.