President's Postdoctoral Fellow Theresa Lopez named Assistant Professor at Susquehanna

Congratulations to Dr. Lopez who will begin as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Susquehanna University in fall 2017.

Date Published: Dec 6, 2018

Marc Sanders Graduate Student Award goes to Schoenherr

Julius Schoenherr won for his paper "When Forgiveness Comes Easy" submitted to the APA Eastern Division.

Date Published: Sep 22, 2018

Carruthers promoted to Distinguished University Professor

Peter Carruthers has earned the highest appointment bestowed on tenured faculty at UMD.

Date Published: Jun 5, 2018

Alex Knox earns DAAD Research Grant

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will fund a year of Knox's doctoral research at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Date Published: May 24, 2018

Katelyn Turner (philosophy major, class of 2018) Receives Award

Date Published: May 23, 2018

Honors for Anna-Bella Sicilia (philosophy major, class of 2017)

Sicilia has been awarded a Coro Fellowship and has been admitted to the UCSD's Summer Program for Women in Philosophy

Date Published: May 23, 2018

Horty wins ICAIL Best Paper

Jeff Horty was awarded for "Reasoning with Dimensions and Magnitudes" at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law

Date Published: May 23, 2018

Schoenherr wins Wylie Fellowship

The UMD Graduate School will support his dissertation writing next fall.

Date Published: May 23, 2018

Bhogal wins Sanders Prize

Congratulations to Harjit Bhogal who won the 2018 Sanders Prize in Metaphysics (and $10,000)!

Date Published: May 22, 2018

Quinn at WCCFL 36

Quinn is presenting two posters at the conference West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 36: "Reporting Modal Beliefs" and "Epistemic Uses of "Likely" and "Might" Are Only Indirectly So" (with Alexander Williams)

Date Published: Apr 13, 2018

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