Department News and Faculty Books Archive


Graduate Student News: March 2015

Arash Abazari has been awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

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.