News & Events

  • Susan Brison is the new Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the study of Ethics and Human Values. Read more here.

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  • Dartmouth College Department of Philosophy (Hanover, NH) invites applications for 2 full-time, tenured or tenure-track positions. Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2016. Rank: Open. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. Course load: 4 courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters), undergraduate teaching; normal department service. Competitive salary, benefits and research support. Candidates should have a record of outstanding scholarship and teaching. Applicants for the level of Assistant...

  • Professors Russell Muirhead (Government) and David Plunkett (Philosophy) will co-teach a course on current research in social and political philosophy.

    Phil 50.21 (Identical to Govt 86.30), 3A

    Course description:

    What kind of society should we aim to have? And why should we aim to have that kind of society as opposed to some other kind? And are there objectively right answers to these two previous questions, or are there ultimately only answers...

  • The Department of Philosophy will host a workshop on Ethics and Practical Reason on May 29th and 30th.

    Event details can be found at:



    Friday, May 29th -- Paganucci Lounge, Class of 1953 Commons

    2:00 - 3:30. Daniel Star (Boston University), "Reasoning with reasons" with comments by Terence Cuneo (Vermont)

    4:00  – 5:30...

  • Alia al-Saji, Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, will deliver a Sapientia talk, Racialized Time, on Thursday, April 30 in Reed 108 at 4pm. Reception to follow.


    This talk draws on the work of Frantz Fanon to ask after the temporal structures of racialized experience—what I call racialized time. In this vein, I analyze the racialized experience of coming “too late” to a world that appears predetermined in advance and the distorted relation...

  • Professor Gaus (Philosophy, University of Arizona), will discuss "Natural Liberty and Moral Learning in an Open Society" this Wednesday, April 15, at 4:30pm in Rocky 3 as part of the Political Economy Project's lecture series.

  • The Moral Psychology Research Group, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, has been meeting since 2003. It fosters collaborative interdisciplinary research on human mentation and morality. Topics on which the group is working include moral reasoning, character, moral emotion, positive psychology, moral rules, the neural correlates of ethical judgment, fundamentals of agency, and the attribution of moral responsibility. This work is everywhere...

  • Mohan Matthen, Canada Research Chair and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, will deliver this year's Gramlich Lecture, "Pleasure and Art". Professor Matthen has published widely in the philosophy of perception, philosophy of biology, and ancient philosophy, and, more recently, the philosophy of art.


    Art has value. At least in part, this is because it gives pleasure. What is the nature of this pleasure, and how does it confer value? In this paper, I...

  • Kristie Dotson, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University, will give the first Sapientia lecture of the spring term. Her talk is entitled "A Road to Oblivion, or Joe Scarborough on Ferguson". Join us this Tuesday, April 7, at 4pm in Rockefeller 003.  Reception to follow.

    Abstract: In a recent Salon piece, “White America’s Scary Delusion: Why Its Sense of Black Humanity is So Skewed,” Brittney Cooper labels the stupefaction many White people have...