Ex nihilo nihil fit. Philosophy, especially great philosophy, does not appear out of the blue. In the current volume, a team of top scholars-both up-and-coming and established-attempts to trace the philosophical development of one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Featuring twenty new essays and an introduction, it is the first attempt of its […]
Department News and Faculty Books Archive
March 10, 2015
Graduate Student News: March 2015 By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Arash Abazari has been awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year.
December 11, 2014
Peter Achinstein lectures at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Peter Achinstein delivered two lectures at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy (University of Western Ontario) in November 2014; their titles were “What is a Theory of Everything and why should we want one?” and “Who needs proof: James Clerk Maxwell on Scientific Method”. Videos of them are available at www.rotman.uwo.ca. A symposium on his recent […]
September 23, 2014
Faculty News By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Justin Bledin’s paper “Modus Ponens Defended” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Philosophy.
August 25, 2014
Graduate Student News: August 2014 By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Anton Kabeshkin presented a paper at the North American Schelling Society, August 2014. John Brandau has had a paper accepted for presentation at the Spinoza-Leibniz Workshop, January 2015.
August 4, 2014
Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The department has been awarded a Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship jointly with the Department of Cognitive Science. These interdisciplinary positions range across all units of the university and are awarded on a competitive basis from the Provost’s Office. A search will take place in the 2014-15 academic year. The advertisement for the position is to be […]
March 7, 2014
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Prometheus, the International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal at Johns Hopkins University, will host a second Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on April 12, 2014. The conference will feature a keynote presentation by Professor Nancy Sherman of Georgetown University, whose recent research has focused on military ethics, emotions, and the history of moral philosophy. The title of her […]
February 6, 2014
Graduate Student News: February 2014 By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
A paper by Genco Guralp (Philosophy) and Mohammadtaher Safarzadeh (Physics and Astronomy) has been accepted at the sixth Models and Simulations conference (MS6) at the University of Notre Dame, May 2014. The paper is called “Simulation and Model Confirmation in Cosmology: The Case of Lyman-Alpha Forest Power Spectrum.”
September 3, 2013
Graduate Student News: September 2013 By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
“Skepticism and Semantic Blindsight”, by John Waterman, has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 APA Central Division meeting.
August 23, 2013
Spinoza and German Idealism By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
There can be little doubt that without Spinoza, German Idealism would have been just as impossible as it would have been without Kant. Yet the precise nature of Spinoza’s influence on the German Idealists has hardly been studied in detail. This volume of essays by leading scholars sheds light on how the appropriation of Spinoza by Fichte, Schelling and Hegel grew out of the reception of his philosophy by, among others, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Jacobi, Herder, Goethe, Schleiermacher, Maimon and, of course, Kant.