Department News and Faculty Books Archive

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: […]


Faculty News: Theunissen’s paper accepted for publication

Nandi Theunissen’s paper “Must We Be Just Plain Good? On Regress Argument for the Value of Humanity” has been accepted for publication in Ethics, and will appear in the January 2018 issue. Update, August 9: This paper will be the subject of discussion on the blog PEA Soup, the editors of which, in an agreement […]


Graduate student publication

Adam Reid’s paper “Veganism and ‘The Analytic Question’” has been accepted for publication in Between the Species, an online journal for the study of philosophy and animals.


New Member of Faculty: Christopher Lebron

The department is very pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Lebron as Associate Professor, beginning in the fall term of 2017. Prof. Lebron comes to us from Yale University (African-American Studies and Philosophy). His research is in political philosophy, especially on issues of social justice and race. His book The Color of Our Shame: […]


New Member of Faculty: Elanor Taylor

The department is very pleased to announce the appointment of Elanor Taylor as Assistant Professor, beginning in the fall term of 2017. Prof. Taylor has a Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill, and has since 2012 been an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. Her research is at the intersection of metaphysics, philosophy of science, and […]


Change of colloquium date

The final Philosophy Colloquium meeting of the current academic year, featuring Crispin Wright as the speaker, has been moved from Thursday April 20 to Thursday April 27.


Job Market Success

Marianna Bergamaschi Ganapini has accepted the offer of a tenure-track job at Union College; she also received a tenure-track offer from Creighton University.