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Graduate Student News

Josh McBee’s paper “Circularity in Setiya’s Knowing Right from Wrong” will be published in Social Theory and Practice 44, no.3 (July 2018).


Graduate Student Alex Englert receives Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Alex Englert has received a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2018. The Newcombe Fellowships are awarded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and are the nation’s most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. His dissertation is titled Evolving the Highest […]


Faculty publication

Justin Bledin’s paper “Fatalism and the Logic of Unconditionals” has been accepted for publication in Nous.


$75 Million Gift to the Department

William H. “Bill” Miller, a renowned investor and a former graduate student of the department, has committed a record $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins Philosophy Department. This will allow us to grow the faculty from its current 13 to 22 within 10 years, as well as expanding our graduate program and greatly broadening […]


The Autobiography of Solomon Maimon

The first complete and annotated English translation of Maimon’s influential and delightfully entertaining memoir. Solomon Maimon’s autobiography has delighted readers for more than two hundred years, from Goethe, Schiller, and George Eliot to Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt. The American poet and critic Adam Kirsch has named it one of the most crucial Jewish books […]


Spinoza’s Ethics: A Critical Guide

Spinoza’s Ethics, published in 1677, is considered his greatest work and one of history’s most influential philosophical treatises. This volume brings established scholars together with new voices to engage with the complex system of philosophy proposed by Spinoza in his masterpiece. Topics including identity, thought, free will, metaphysics, and reason are all addressed, as individual […]


The Oxford Handbook of Hegel

The Oxford Handbook of Hegel is a comprehensive guide to Hegel’s philosophy, from his first published writings to his final lectures. There are six chapters each on the Phenomenology of Spirit and The Science of Logic, in depth analyses of the Encyclopedia and essays on the major parts of the Philosophy of Right. Several chapters […]


Faculty News

Eckart Förster has received the Kuno-Fischer-Preis [Prize] from the University of Heidelberg for his book The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy.


The Value of a Philosophy Degree

The media are starting to catch on to something that many of us have long been aware of: that a degree in philosophy brings with it a range of skills that are marketable in many different kinds of careers. A June 20, 2017 Washington Post article entitled “For philosophy majors, the question after graduation is: […]