Department News

Edward J Hall

Ned Hall named Harvard College Professor

May 8, 2019

On Tuesday, May 7th, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced that Professor Edward J. ("Ned') Hall,  Norman E. Vuilleumier Professor of Philosophy, would join four other Harvard faculty members as Harvard College Professors.

Launched in 1997 through a generous gift from John and Francine Loeb, the Harvard College Professorships provide five years of support for new research and scholarly activity.

Hall plans to use his time as a Harvard College Professor to continue development of a course called "Reclaiming Argument," which aims to help...

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embedded ethics faculty

Embedded EthiCS receives $150K grant

May 1, 2019

The Department of Philosophy was thrilled to hear that the Embedded EthiCS program at Harvard--led by Barbara J. Grosz, the Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the department's own Alison Simmons, the Samuel H. Wolcott Professor of Philosophy and interim chair of the department--was recently awarded a $150,000 grant through the Responsible Computer Science Challenge....

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tommie shelby

Tommie Shelby Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 17, 2019

Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy Tommie Shelby has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Shelby is one of twelve new members of the Philosophy and Religious Studies section of the Academy.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an honorary society, founded in 1780, that "honors excellence and convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues...

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Nine Department Members Receive "Excellence in Teaching" Award

April 8, 2019

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard recently announced the recipients of its "Excellence in Teaching" award for Fall 2018. Nine members of the Department of Philosophy received the award: seven graduate student teaching fellows and two faculty members. The department offers all of them its warmest congratulations on this superb achievement.

The recipients and the courses for which they received the award are:

Graduate Students

Samuel Dishaw for Phil 178z

Caitlin Fitchett for Phil 34

Zachary Gabor for Phil 3...

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kate vredenburgh

Kate Vredenburgh accepts position at London School of Economics

March 21, 2019

Kate Vredenburgh, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics, which she will begin in 2020. Prior to this, she will take up a postdoc at the McCoy Family Center for  Ethics in Society at Stanford University.

Kate has been the recipient of the...

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zoe jenkin

Zoe Jenkin accepts TT position at Washington University in St. Louis

March 12, 2019

Zoe Jenkin, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. She will begin her new position in 2020.

While at Harvard, Zoe co-edited a special issue of The Review of Philosophy and Psychology with Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy Susanna Siegel,...

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