Department News Archive


Welcome Simon Brown and Ian Tully!

The Department warmly welcomes our new Postdoctoral Fellows Simon Brown and Ian Tully. Simon works on philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Ian works on ethics and philosophy of psychiatry.


Chris Lebron on Racism and Academia

Chris Lebron writes on racism as a kind of social disease in a New York Times essay. “Three major medical associations recently declared racism and police brutality public health crises,” he says. “But I had long ago begun thinking of racism as a kind of social disease. I even gave it a name — Racial Diminishment […]


Yitzhak Melamed on Spinoza in TLS and Le Monde

Le Monde interviews Yitzhak Melamed on Spinoza here. See also his essay “God-Intoxicated Man,” co-authored with Clare Carlisle of KCL, in the Times Literary Supplement. For information on Melamed and Carlisle’s larger project on “Panthesism and Religious Life,” follow this link.


Welcome Michelle Kosch and Theo Korzukhin

The Johns Hopkins Philosophy Department warmly welcomes Michelle Kosch and Theo Korzukhin! Michelle, a leading scholar of post-Kantian European philosophy, joins us as Professor of Philosophy. Theo specializes in philosophy of language and joins us as a Lecturer.


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.


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.