Department News and Faculty Books Archive

Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship

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 […]


Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

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 […]


Graduate Student News: February 2014

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.”


Spinoza and German Idealism

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.


Evidence and Method: Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell

What is meant by scientific evidence, and how can a definition of this concept be applied in the sciences to determine whether observed facts constitute evidence that a given theory is true? In this book, Peter Achinstein proposes and defends several objective concepts of evidence. He then explores the question of whether a scientific method, […]


Sextus Empiricus: Against the Physicists

Sextus Empiricus' Against the Physicians

Sextus Empiricus’ Against the Physicists examines numerous topics central to ancient Greek inquiries into the nature of the physical world, covering subjects such as god, cause and effect, whole and part, bodies, place, motion, time, number, coming into being and perishing and is the most extensive surviving treatment of these topics by an ancient Greek […]