Evan was awarded a 3-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship.
Evan Westra is presenting a poster at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology at the University of British Columbia in June. The poster title is "Teleosemantics and the Tetrachromat: Why Etiological Functions Can’t Solve the Problem of Content Determinacy.”
An interview with Peter Carruthers about his views on working memory in animals (published last year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) was recently posted on the Scientific American website at: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2014/03/29/working-memory-and-the-movies-streaming-in-our-heads/
Peter Carruthers gave the keynote address and the Don Gustafson Memorial Lecture at a conference on inner speech at the University of Cincinnati.
Logan Fletcher gave a talk, "Mechanistic understanding, visual proof, and mathematical beauty", at the Workshop on Beauty and Explanation in Mathematics (WBEM) at Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, March 10-12, 2014.
March 16, Michael McCourt presents a poster at the 27th CUNY Sentence Processing Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The poster reports joint work with Alexander Williams, Ellen Lau, Jeff Green and Aleksandra Fazlipour, concerning the interpretation of implicit arguments, such as the implied logical subject in a passive clause.
Aidan was awarded the fellowship to work on collective wisdom at the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy. Aidan will also be a visiting research fellow at the Australian National University in 2014.
Congratulations to the Ethics bowl teams who came in first and second in the Ethics bowl competition in Baltimore, MD. A winning team will compete in the Mid-Atlantic regional competition in South Carolina. The story was covered in the Diamondback.
October 9, Brock Rough gives an invited talk ``Why Videogame Criticism is Difficult'' at St. Mary's College of Maryland. This is a joint event between the philosophy and art departments.
Peter Carruthers' book, The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Knowledge, is now published in paperback by Oxford University Press. http://oup.com/academic/product/the-opacity-of-mind-9780199685141
September 14-15, Paul Pietroski gives a keynote address "Church to Chomsky, Marr to Most" at a CRNAP Conference in the Philosophy of Language. A two-day event at Princeton University, Semantics: Mathematics or Psychology? focuses on Barbara Partee's classic paper.
Eric Pacuit co-taught (with Wes Holliday) the course Ten Puzzles and Paradoxes about Knowledge and Belief and co-organized (with Ulle Endriss) the workshop Logical Models of Group Decision Making at ESSLLI 2013 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Lucas Dunlap gave a talk entitled "Some Philosophical Considerations Regarding D-CTCs and the Consistencty Condtion" at a conference Quantum Mechanics Seen Through Closed Timelike Curves, Les Treilles, France, June 24 - 29, 2013.
Lucas Dunlap gave a talk entitled "Does the Existence of a CTC Allow for Superluminal Signaling?" at Western University's annual Philosophy of Logic, Math, and Physics Graduate Conference, London, Ontario, May 18-19, 2012.
Jeff Bub co-organized the conference Quantum Mechanics Seen Through Closed Timelike Curves, Les Treilles, France, June 24 - 29, 2013. (with Alexei Grinbaum, CEA-Saclay, France, and Eric Cavalcanti, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia).
Jeff Bub organized (with James Mattingly, Philosophy Department, Georgetown University) the annual 'New Directions in the Foundations of Physics' conference (about 65 participants), at the Mathematical Association of America Carriage House, Washington, DC, May 10 -12, 2013
Jeff Bub gave the Itamar Pitowsky Memorial Lecture at the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Edmond Safra Campus of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, March 13, 2013.
Jeff Bub and Allen Stairs gave a joint talk "D-CTCs, P-CTCs, and Superluminal Signaling" at a conference Quantum Mechanics Seen Through Closed Timelike Curves, Les Treilles, France, June 24 - 29, 2013.
Jerry Levinson presented a paper "The Expressive Specificity of Jazz" at a meeting of the Societe Francaise d'Esthetique held at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, the old haunt of Jean-Paul Sartre.
Jerry Levinson gave two lectures in July at a 'New Musicology' Symposium at the Beijing Central Conservatory.
Aidan Lyon is visiting the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy during the Fall Semester.
Eric Pacuit won a Learning Enhancement Mini-Grant from the Center for Teaching Excellence. The grant is for the project Improving STEM Education in the Philosophy Department.