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  • Philosophy has a new curriculum

    We have started offering a new array of courses, including many exciting introductory options. Starting next fall, our major will be revised as well. Click here for more information!

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  • New Introductory Course: Minds, Meanings, and Images

    A new Spring course, “Minds, Meanings, and Images” (2 hour), features Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant in a discussion-based introduction to philosophy, with an excellent professor-student ratio. How can our ideas mean something? What are we justified in believing?

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  • David Brion Davis '50 receives National Humanities Medal

    Historian David Brion Davis ’50 (Philosophy), whose career has focused on exploring the problem of slavery in the development of the modern world, was awarded the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony “for reshaping our understanding of history.”

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  • ‘Mommy Wars’ Redux: A False Conflict

    In an opinion piece written for The New York Times, Amy Allen, Parents Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities and chair of the Department of Philosophy, speaks to what she identifies as a recent “flare-up” in the “mommy wars,”

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Recent Publications

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  • Analog representation and the parts principle

    John Kulvicki

    Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2015

  • Kant and Bolzano on the singularity of propositions

    Timothy Rosenkoetter

    Grazer Philosophische Studien, 2012

  • Don't panic: self-authorship without obscure metaphysics

    Adina L. Roskies

    Philosophical Perspectives, 2012