Department News Archive


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 theĀ  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.


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 of Medicine.


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.