Department News and Faculty Books Archive


Faculty News

Justin Bledin’s paper “Modus Ponens Defended” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Philosophy.


Graduate Student News: August 2014

Anton Kabeshkin presented a paper at the North American Schelling Society, August 2014. John Brandau has had a paper accepted for presentation at the Spinoza-Leibniz Workshop, January 2015.


Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship

The department has been awarded a Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship jointly with the Department of Cognitive Science.  These interdisciplinary positions range across all units of the university and are awarded on a competitive basis from the Provost’s Office.  A search will take place in the 2014-15 academic year.  The advertisement for the position is to be […]


Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Prometheus, the International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal at Johns Hopkins University, will host a second Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on April 12, 2014. The conference will feature a keynote presentation by Professor Nancy Sherman of Georgetown University, whose recent research has focused on military ethics, emotions, and the history of moral philosophy. The title of her […]


Graduate Student News: February 2014

A paper by Genco Guralp (Philosophy) and Mohammadtaher Safarzadeh (Physics and Astronomy) has been accepted at the sixth Models and Simulations conference (MS6) at the University of Notre Dame, May 2014. The paper is called “Simulation and Model Confirmation in Cosmology: The Case of Lyman-Alpha Forest Power Spectrum.”


Graduate Student News: September 2013

“Skepticism and Semantic Blindsight”, by John Waterman, has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 APA Central Division meeting.


Spinoza and German Idealism

There can be little doubt that without Spinoza, German Idealism would have been just as impossible as it would have been without Kant. Yet the precise nature of Spinoza's influence on the German Idealists has hardly been studied in detail. This volume of essays by leading scholars sheds light on how the appropriation of Spinoza by Fichte, Schelling and Hegel grew out of the reception of his philosophy by, among others, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Jacobi, Herder, Goethe, Schleiermacher, Maimon and, of course, Kant.


Spinoza’s Metaphysics

Spinoza's Metaphysics
In Yitzhak Melamed's new book, he offers a new and systematic interpretation of the core of Spinoza's metaphysics.


New Faculty Member

The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Bledin (UC Berkeley) as assistant professor, beginning Fall 2013.


Evidence and Method: Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell

What is meant by scientific evidence, and how can a definition of this concept be applied in the sciences to determine whether observed facts constitute evidence that a given theory is true? In this book, Peter Achinstein proposes and defends several objective concepts of evidence. He then explores the question of whether a scientific method, […]