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.
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.
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.
Ryan Ogilvie will be givng a talk titled "Empirical Tests for Perception" at the 2016 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Conference.
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.
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."
Peter Carruthers' paper "Two systems for mindreading?" is now published online-first by the journal Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Giovanni Valente has been awarded the Cushing Prize in history and philosophy of physics.
The Cushing prize, in honor of James Cushing, is awarded for 'significant new work by younger scholars in the history and philosophical foundations of modern physics.'