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Recording Now Available: “Ethical Reasoning for Computer Scientists” with Jeff Behrends, James Mickens, and Trystan Goetze

December 7, 2021

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Jeff Behrends, James Mickens, and Trystan Goetze participated in a panel discussion on Ethical Reasoning for Computer Scientists as a follow-on to HILT’s 2021 Conference

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Christine M. Korsgaard and Trystan Goetze to speak at 2022 Eastern Division APA Conference

November 30, 2021

On the evening of Thursday, January 6, Dr. Trystan Goetze will be presenting a paper entitled “The Moral Emotions and Epistemic Accountability, or, Don’t Get Mad, but There Is No Such Thing as (Purely) Epistemic Blame” as part of the Society for Philosophy of Emotion affiliate program at the...

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Interview with Sean Kelly on "Existentialism, Nihilism, and the Search for Meaning"

November 29, 2021

Professor Sean Kelly has been featured in a recent interview with Tech Podcaster Lex Fridman, which is available for viewing here. In the episode, entitled “Existentialism, Nihilism, and the Search for Meaning,” Professor Kelly discusses existentialism as it pertains to manifold topics, such as...

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Congratulations to the 2021 Philosophy Department Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Philosophy Department Prize Winners

June 25, 2021

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce the winners of this year's Carrier, Adams, Bechtel, and Bowen Prizes, awarded annually to our undergraduate and graduate students for essays and theses/dissertations. You can read more about the history of these prizes below. Congratulations to all of these deserving undergraduate and graduate students!

 

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Sean Kelly Named Harvard College Professor

June 23, 2021

The Department of Philosophy congratulates Professor Sean Kelly on being named a Harvard College Professor. Harvard College Professorships are “five-year appointments that include support for research and a semester of paid leave or summer salary,” and are awarded to professors “recognized for their contributions to undergraduate teaching and positive influence on the culture of teaching at the University.” The professorships are funded through a gift from John and Frances Loeb.

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2021 Princess of Asturias Award Goes to Professor Amartya Sen

2021 Princess of Asturias Award Goes to Professor Amartya Sen

June 3, 2021

Professor Amartya Sen has been awarded the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Award, which comes with a sculpture by Joan Miró and a cash prize of €50,000, was established to recognize  “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions.” Sen was selected from a pool of 41 other candidates, and is...

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