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Michael Lynch awarded $5.75 Million Templeton Grant

Michael Lynch, along with co-principle investigator Brendan Kane of the History Department, has been awarded a $5.75 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for The Public Discourse Project: Balancing Humility and Conviction in Public Life. The project is described on its website as “a research and engagement project examining the role that intellectual humility can play in meaningful public dialogue.” The grant will be administered by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute. See funding opportunities here.

See the story in UConn Today here.

Lisbon Conference on Susan Schneider’s work

See the Call for Abstracts for “Minds, Selves, and 21st Century Technology in Lisbon, Featuring the work of Susan Schneider” to take place June 23-24.

Human Rights Institute: $4 Million Gift

Philanthropist George Soros and UConn alum Gary Gladstein ’66 with his wife, Dr. Phyllis Gladstein, announced a $4 million gift to the UConn Human Rights Institute, the largest donation to the internationally renowned program.

Alexus McLeod: Asian Philosophy

The department is very pleased to announce that Alexus McLeod has accepted an Assistant Professorship jointly in Philosophy and the Institute of Asian and Asian American Studies, starting in Fall 2016. His specializations in Chinese and Comparative Philosophy and his competence in Indian and Mayan philosophy will contribute to the department’s growing expertise in world philosophy led by Lewis Gordon. Alexus is a fitting successor to his teacher Joel Kupperman, the renowned scholar of classic Asian philosophy.

Political Violence Workshop

A workshop on political violence and BlackLivesMatter, organized by the Injustice League and the Public Discourse Project.

December 4-6

Registration and Calendar HERE

11 insanely successful philosophy majors show that Marco Rubio was wrong

Here is a fun post from Drake Baer at Tech Insider

ECOM Workshop on Expressive Language

The Expression, Communication, and the Origins of Meaning Research Group is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a workshop this November on “Expressive Language: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Origins”.
The workshop will explore theoretical analyses — offered from a variety of perspectives (such as metaethics, philosophy of language, psycho- and socio- linguistics, and cognitive psychology — of various systematic ways in which language is used to express emotions and other attitudes — through, e.g. slurs, pejoratives, laudatives, exclamatives, and evaluative terms.

Philosophy Born of Struggle–2015

Philosophy Born of Struggle 2015 – UCONN Storrs

Embodied Philosophy & Epistemologies of Liberation
November 6-7, 2015
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Hosted by the Department of Philosophy, UCONN and the Caribbean Philosophical Association

Review of Rossberg and Ebert’s Frege translation

See the review of the translation by Marcus Rossberg and Philip Ebert of Frege’s Basic Laws of Arithmetic.


Dorit Bar-On: Fellow at the Berlin Institute of Advanced Studies for AY 15-16

Dorit Bar-On has been selected as a fellow for the Wissenschaftkolleg zu Berlin (the Berlin Institute for Advanced Studies) for Academic Year 2015-2016. The fellowship is for writing a book tentatively titled “Expression, Action, and Meaning”.