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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.


Justin Bledin in Semantics & Pragmatics

Justin Bledin’s paper “What Ifs”, co-authored with Kyle Rawlins (Cognitive Science), has been accepted for publication in Semantics and Pragmatics.


Justin Bledin in Journal of Semantics

Assistant Professor Justin Bledin’s paper “Resistance & Resolution: Attentional Dynamics in Discourse” (co-authored with Kyle Rawlins of Cognitive Science) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Semantics.


Chris Lebron in The Atlantic

Associate Professor Chris Lebron has an article in the November 2018 issue of The Atlantic. Professor Lebron has a review essay on two memoirs: Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon and There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald.


Sextus Empiricus: Against Those in the Disciplines

Sextus Empiricus: Against Those in the Disciplines (Pros Mathematikous, also known by the abbreviated title M 1-6) deals with six specialized fields of study: grammar, rhetoric, geometry, arithmetic, astrology, and music. In sceptical fashion, it questions the credentials of those who claim to have expert knowledge in these fields. It is the least well known of […]


A book review in The Nation

The Nation has published a review by Associate Professor Chris Lebron of Charles Mills’ new book Black Rights/White Wrongs: A Critique of Racial Liberalism.


Chris Lebron wins Hiett Prize

Associate Professor Christopher Lebron is the 2018 winner of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, awarded each year to an early-career scholar in the humanities whose work promises to have an especially significant impact on contemporary culture. More details can be found on The Hub.