Eight graduate students in the Department of Philosophy have received Certificates for Teaching Excellence from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University. The students, and the courses for which they were awarded these certificates, are:
Philosophy graduate student Zoe Jenkin and Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy Susanna Siegel have co-edited a special issue of The Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
The issue, which focuses on cognitive penetrability and addresses topics such as perceptual justification and implicit bias, contains contributions by philosophers and psychologists Gary Lupyan, Fiona Macpherson, Reginald Adams, Anya Farennikova, Jona Vance, Francisco Marchi, and Robert Cowan. In addition to co-editing the volume, Jenkins and Siegel also co-authored the introductory essay, "Cognitive… Read more about Zoe Jenkin and Susanna Siegel co-edit special issue
Philosophy graduate student Olivia Bailey will join twenty-five early career academics and advanced doctoral students for the June 2016 Summer Seminar in “Virtue and Happiness” offered by Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life and held at Moreau Seminary at the University of Notre Dame.
What would Kant say are our duties towards aliens? Are we morally obligated, for example, to search for and make contact with extraterrestrial life if we can?
These are just some of the questions put to philosophy graduate student Noel Dominguez in the Fall 2015 issue of Colloquy, the magazine of The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. In addressing these questions, Dominguez turns not just to the work of Kant but to the Kantian inspired work of Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy Christine Korsgaard on the duties of humans toward non-… Read more about Noel Dominguez interviewed for Colloquy magazine
Céline Leboeuf, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy, has accepted a tenure-track position in the philosophy department of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. She will begin her new position in the fall of 2016.
In 2015, Leboeuf was selected as one of eight Harvard Horizons Scholars. This prestigious award recognizes students "whose ideas, innovations, and insights have the potential to reshape their disciplines."
The Department of Philosophy is once again happy to announce its annual competition for the Francis Bowen Prize and the Bechtel Prize in Philosophy. These awards, given annually to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student for, respectively, the best essay in moral or political philosophy and the best essay on any philosophical topic, are made possible by generous gifts to the department.
This year the deadline for submission is April 25th at 5:00 PM. Interested undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
The George Plimpton Adams Prize has been awarded to Marc Gasser-Wingate for his dissertation “On Perception’s Role in Aristotle’s Epistemology” (May 2015). Gasser-Wingate joined the philosophy department at Boston University in 2015, where he is an assistant professor.
The Emily and Charles Carrier Prize has been awarded to to Johann Frick for his dissertation “ ‘Making People Happy, Not Making Happy People’: A Defense of the Asymmetry Intuition in Population Ethics” (November 2014). Frick joined the philosophy department at Princeton University in the spring of 2014, where he is an assistant professor. He has a joint appointment with the Center for Human Values.