Department News Archive

Welcome Sean Carroll!

The Johns Hopkins William H. Miller III Department of Philosophy warmly welcomes Sean Carroll, who will join our Department July 1, 2022, as the Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy. Sean is joining as well the Faculty of the William H. Miller III Department of Physics & Astronomy.

The Raven launches!

Congratulations to Miller Research Professor David Velleman on the first issue of The Raven, which he co-edits. The Raven is a magazine of original philosophy written for intellectually curious readers with or without academic training in the discipline. It aims to revive an essayistic style of philosophy that was more common in academic venues as […]

Intellectual Humility in Theory and Practice

Intellectual humility is a virtue for both individuals and institutional practices. With deep roots in religion and philosophy, intellectual humility is essential for both democratic cooperation and scholarly inquiry. Panelists Paul Franks, Rev. Kobi Little, Andrew Perrin, and Sara Rushing discussed the topic of intellectual humility from a variety of perspectives, exploring its role in historical and philosophical traditions, religious practice, and young […]

Memory and Forgiveness Project Awarded Large Grant

Congratulations to the Memory and Forgiveness Project, which has been awarded a nearly $1 million grant! JHU’s Lucy Allais is a Co-Investigator, working with Project Leader Felipe De Brigard of Duke. For more info, visit:

Welcome New Faculty

The Johns Hopkins William H. Miller III Philosophy Department warmly welcomes two new faculty members!  Lucy Allais’ research interests include the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, moral responsibility and emotions related to moral responsibility such as forgiveness and resentment, and bioethics. Ben Holguín specializes in epistemology and the philosophy of language, with special attention to issues at […]

Richard Bett’s new book, How to Keep an Open Mind

Richard Bett’s new book, How to Keep an Open Mind
Princeton University Press has published How to Keep an Open Mind: An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like a Skeptic“, a selection of writings by the Greek skeptic Sextus Empiricus, translated and introduced by Richard Bett. It is featured here in the Ideas section of the Press’ website