Congratulations to Gavri Schreiber!

Gavri, an undergraduate Philosophy major,  was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan for the 2017-18 academic year.   

Date Published: May 12, 2017

Peter Carruthers invited to give the APA's annual Romanell Lecture, at the Pacific APA in March 2018

Date Published: Feb 3, 2017

Democracy Then and Now

A campus-wide initiative exploring the central role of public education in the development of American democracy. See for more information.

Date Published: Sep 16, 2016

Alexander Williams and Jeff Lidz (UMD Linguistics) win NSF grant!

 Transitivity of Sentences and Scenes in Early Language Development (#BCS-1551629):  The project is directed at the claim that very young children take transitive sentences to describe events viewed as having two participants. It asks whether children reliably view their world in these terms, and considers several problem cases.

Date Published: Jun 25, 2016

Cindy Phillips visting Edinburgh Law School

Cindy Phillips is visiting scholar at University of Edinburgh Law school from March to July. She will be presenting a paper on the function of law during the seminar series.

Date Published: Mar 27, 2016

Congratulations, Professor Dwyer!

Sue Dwyer was  named executive director  of the Honors College.   The full story is available at

Date Published: Feb 9, 2016

Sungwon Woo at the APA Pacific

Sungwon Woo will be givng a talk titled "An Impossibility Result for the Best System Analysis" at the 2016 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Conference.  

Date Published: Nov 30, 2015

Ryan Ogilvie at the APA Pacific

Ryan Ogilvie will be givng a talk titled "Empirical Tests for Perception" at the 2016 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Conference.  

Date Published: Nov 24, 2015

Chris Morris interviewed

in the Weekly Gulan Magazine (Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq), (17 October 2015). 

Date Published: Oct 22, 2015

Rachel Singpurwalla visiting University of Colorado, Boulder

Rachel is  visiting the philosophy department at the University of Colorado, Boulder, from Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, in their visiting scholar series.  She will present her paper   "Political Friendship and Virtue."  The same paper will be presented to the philosophy department at University of Colorado, Denver.

Date Published: Sep 28, 2015

Peter Carruthers is guest blogging at BRAINS in the week of 09/28/15

Date Published: Sep 27, 2015

Sue Dwyer in Al Jazeera America

Date Published: Aug 13, 2015

Peter Carruthers on the conscious mind as marionette

Date Published: Aug 3, 2015

Rachel Singpurwalla in Germany

Rachel Singpurwalla presented the paper "Political Friendship and the Spirited Part of the Soul," at the Plato's Other Souls conference at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany.

Date Published: Jul 21, 2015

Mathias Frisch in Aeon Magazine

Professor Frisch discusses both the centrality of causal explanations in everyday life, and the possibility that such explanations are deeply mistaken.  Aeon is an online magazine that "asks the biggest questions and finds the freshest, most original answers, provided by world-leading authorities on science, philosophy and society." 

Date Published: Jun 23, 2015

Peter Carruthers' paper "Two systems for mindreading?"

Peter Carruthers' paper "Two systems for mindreading?" is now published online-first by the journal Review of Philosophy and Psychology.

Date Published: Apr 30, 2015

Peter Carruthers is part of a group to receive c.$400,000 in research funding

Peter Carruthers is a co-investigator on a project entitled Metacognition and mindreading: one system or two? now funded for three years by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK). The PI is David Williams (Psychology, University of Kent, UK) and the other co-investigator is Sophie Lind (Psychology, City University London, UK).

Date Published: Apr 15, 2015

Visiting Professor James Maffie

 is one of the editors of a new online journal of world philosophies, Confluence ( 

Date Published: Apr 9, 2015

Sue Dwyer is guest host at Flickers of Freedom

Date Published: Apr 9, 2015

Alexander Willimans published a new book

 Arguments in Syntax and Semantics, Cambridge University Press, 2015.  

Date Published: Jan 23, 2015

Lindley Darden's book is one of the top 25 books of 2014

The American Library Association list of "Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles 2014: Top 25 Books" included Carl F. Craver and Lindley Darden's In Search of Mechanisms:  Discoveries Across the Life Sciences (University of Chicago Press, October 2013). 

Date Published: Jan 23, 2015

Lucas Dunlap at LMU Munich Quantum Computation Conference

Lucas Dunlap will be giving a talk entitled "Would the Existence of CTCs Allow for Nonlocal Signaling?" at the Quantum Computation, Quantum Information, and the Exact Sciences conference at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU Munich on January 30th, 2015.

Date Published: Jan 23, 2015

Georges Rey wins Fullbright

 Georges Rey was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the Center for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo for the academic year 2014-15.  He will be completing a book, Chomsky and Philosophy: Disentangling Insights from Excess, which attempts to sort out the welcome and significant philosophical implications of Chomsky's theory of Universal Grammar from some of the independent, ill-considered claims with which Chomsky often glosses those implications.

Date Published: Jan 19, 2015

Sue Dwyer's opinion piece in Aljazeera America

What a difference 'yes' makes for sex.   See for all of Sue Dwyer's articles in Aljazeera America.

Date Published: Jan 7, 2015

Sue Dwyer in Aljazeera America

Laws that keep abortion legal but out of reach fail moral test in Aljazeera America.

See for all of Sue Dwyer's articles in Aljazeera America.

Date Published: Oct 19, 2014

Christopher Vogel honored as Adviser of the Year 2013-2014

The Provost's Graduate Assistant Academic Advisor of the Year Award for 2013-2014 was given to Christopher Vogel in June for his service in the Department of Philosophy's Undergraduate Advising Office. This annual honor is given to one Graduate Assistant Advisor, and one Academic Advisor each year, and comes with a $1,000 award.

Date Published: Sep 10, 2014

Sue Dwyer in Aljazeera America

Sue Dwyer has an opinion piece in Aljazeera America. 

Date Published: Sep 7, 2014

Congratulations to Lane DesAutels!

Lane is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program for History and Philosophy of Science and the University of Notre Dame.

Date Published: Aug 27, 2014

Eric Pacuit at ESSLLI 2014

Eric Pacuit taught a course,  Neighborhood Semantics for Modal Logic,  at ESSLLI 2014, Tubingen, Germany.   He also gave an invited talk "What is forward induction reasoning?" at the ESSLLI workshop Epistmeic Logic for Individual, Social and Interactive Epistemology.

Date Published: Aug 23, 2014

Lucas Dunlap Awarded NSF DDRIG

Lucas Dunlap has been awarded the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for his project "Developing a New Framework for Analyzing the Information-Theoretic Interpretation of Quantum Theory".

Date Published: Aug 1, 2014