Department News and Faculty Books Archive


Thalheimer Lectures – Nancy Cartwright

Thalheimer Lectures – Nancy Cartwright
WHY TRUST SCIENCE Join the  William H. Miller III Department of Philosophy at their presentation of the Thalheimer Lectures. Nancy Cartwright will give three lectures over the next three afternoons. On Tuesday 29 October 2019 at 4:30 pm in Krieger 111 “The usual suspects: rigor, method, objectivity will be presented. On Wednesday 30 October at […]


Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Foundations of Mind

Ian Phillips, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Brain Sciences, together with the Foundations of Mind Group at Johns Hopkins University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Foundations of Mind for a target start date of 1 Sept 2020.


Post Doctoral Fellowship in Philosophy and Mental Disorder

Hanna Pickard, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy and Mental Disorder.


Speculation: Within and About Science

Speculation: Within and About Science
The Science of Speculation By Richard Bryne Many dominant concepts in contemporary physics—such as string theory–are anchored in speculations that cannot be tested under present circumstances. So it is no surprise that scientists and philosophers find themselves wrestling with speculation’s proper role in science. A significant consensus exists for scientists speculating first, and then testing […]


Interview with Hanna Pickard

Hanna Pickard, incoming Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Philosophy Department and the Berman Institute of Bioethics, was interviewed recently by the blog Biomedical Odyssey: Life at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


How to Be a Pyrrhonist: The Practice and Significance of Pyrrhonian Skepticism

How to Be a Pyrrhonist: The Practice and Significance of Pyrrhonian Skepticism
What was it like to be a practitioner of Pyrrhonist skepticism? This important volume brings together for the first time a selection of Richard Bett’s essays on ancient Pyrrhonism, allowing readers a better understanding of the key aspects of this school of thought. The volume examines Pyrrhonism’s manner of self-presentation, including its methods of writing, […]


Two New Appointments

The Philosophy Department is very pleased to announce the appointment of two new Bloomberg Distinguished Professors, Hanna Pickard and Ian Phillips, who will join us at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. Professor Pickard’s appointment will be joint with the Berman Institute of Bioethics; Professor Phillips’ will be joint with Psychological and Brain Sciences.