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  • Philosophy FSP Open House: Thursday, Oct 9, 7pm

    We are hosting an information session about our FSP in Edinburgh, Scotland, next Thursday in the second floor lounge, Thornton Hall. Come meet students who have been on the program, past faculty directors, the the director for next fall, Professor Susan Brison.

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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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  • Justice and gender-based violence

    Susan J. Brison

    Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 2013

  • The public sphere: ideology or ideal?

    Amy Allen

    Political Theory, 2012

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

    Adina L. Roskies

    Philosophical Perspectives, 2012

  • Disagreement and the semantics of normative and evaluative terms

    David Plunkett, Tim Sundell

    Philosophers' Imprint, 2013