Department News Archive


Chris Lebron wins Hiett Prize

Associate Professor Christopher Lebron is the 2018 winner of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, awarded each year to an early-career scholar in the humanities whose work promises to have an especially significant impact on contemporary culture. More details can be found on The Hub.


Graduate Student Alex Englert receives Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Alex Englert has received a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2018. The Newcombe Fellowships are awarded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and are the nation’s most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. His dissertation is titled Evolving the Highest […]


Faculty publication

Justin Bledin’s paper “Fatalism and the Logic of Unconditionals” has been accepted for publication in Nous.


$75 Million Gift to the Department

William H. “Bill” Miller, a renowned investor and a former graduate student of the department, has committed a record $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins Philosophy Department. This will allow us to grow the faculty from its current 13 to 22 within 10 years, as well as expanding our graduate program and greatly broadening […]


Faculty News

Eckart Förster has received the Kuno-Fischer-Preis [Prize] from the University of Heidelberg for his book The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy.


The Value of a Philosophy Degree

The media are starting to catch on to something that many of us have long been aware of: that a degree in philosophy brings with it a range of skills that are marketable in many different kinds of careers. A June 20, 2017 Washington Post article entitled “For philosophy majors, the question after graduation is: […]


Faculty News: Theunissen’s paper accepted for publication

Nandi Theunissen’s paper “Must We Be Just Plain Good? On Regress Argument for the Value of Humanity” has been accepted for publication in Ethics, and will appear in the January 2018 issue. Update, August 9: This paper will be the subject of discussion on the blog PEA Soup, the editors of which, in an agreement […]


Graduate student publication

Adam Reid’s paper “Veganism and ‘The Analytic Question'” has been accepted for publication in Between the Species, an online journal for the study of philosophy and animals.