Department News and Faculty Books Archive


BDP philosophers agree: They’ve got their ‘dream jobs’

BDP philosophers agree: They’ve got their ‘dream jobs’
Bloomberg Distinguished Professors Hanna Pickard and Ian Phillips were both able to land their dream jobs at Johns Hopkins, but philosophy brought them together as a couple and academics many years ago. Read their full story on the Hub.


Graduate Student Publications

Congratulations to Zach Gartenberg and Nikola Andonovski on their recent publications. Zach’s article ‘On the causal role of privation in Thomas Aquinas’s metaphysics’ is forthcoming in the European Journal of Philosophy.  Zach’s article can be read online. Nikola’s article ‘Singularism about Episodic Memory’ is forthcoming in the the Review of Philosophy and Psychology. Nikola’s article can […]


Welcome David Velleman!

The Department welcomes David Velleman, our new Miller Research Professor. Professor Velleman specializes in ethics and moral psychology. His many publications include Practical Reflection, Self To Self, and Konrad Morgen: The Conscience of a Nazi Judge. Forthcoming is a book entitled On Being Me: A Personal Invitation to Philosophy.


Stephen Barker, 1927-2019

The Department mourns the passing of Stephen Barker, Professor of Philosophy, emeritus. A brilliant philosopher and an admired teacher, he will be missed by many. More information can be found in the linked JHU memorial notice.


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.