The department is delighted to welcome Duncan Pritchard as a visiting professor for the fall semester of 2016. Among other things he will teach a graduate seminar related to his new book Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing, and will participate in Michael Lynch’s Public Discourse Project.
Professor Emerita Margaret Gilbert, currently Abraham I. Melden Chair in Moral Philosophy at University of California Irvine, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Margaret did much of the work she is being honored for during her 23 years in our department.
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.
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.
A workshop on political violence and BlackLivesMatter, organized by the Injustice League and the Public Discourse Project.
Registration and Calendar HERE
Here is a fun post from Drake Baer at Tech Insider
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
See the review of the translation by Marcus Rossberg and Philip Ebert of Frege’s Basic Laws of Arithmetic.
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”.
Lewis Gordon has been selected by the PhD program at the Birkbeck College of Law at the University of London to be the 2016 writer-in-residence. Here is some more information about this honor: