Department News and Faculty Books Archive


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sextus Empiricus: Against Those in the Disciplines

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. […]