The Department is pleased to announce that Ryo Tanaka is the 2020 recipient of the Ruth Garrett Millikan Graduate Research Fellowship. The Fellowship will enable Ryo to devote the summer to completing two chapters of his dissertation, which is entitled, ‘Semantic Knowledge as Expressive Know-How’. His major advisor is Dorit Bar-On. For more information about the Ruth Garrett Millikan Fellowship, please visit here.
We are very pleased to announce that Elena Comay del Junco will be joining us an an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in August 2020. Elena’s areas of specialization include Ancient Greek Philosophy and Political and Legal Philosophy (especially concerning race and racism). She will be receiving her PhD this year from the University of Chicago.
The Hussites in the Past Imperfect Series, ARC Humanities Press, Amsterdam University Press, 2019. First book in English on the topic in over 50 years!
“Overcoming Biocultural Homogenization in Modern Philosophy: Hume’s Noble Oyster”, in R. Rozzi et al. (eds.), From Biocultural Homogenization to Biocultural Conservation, Ecology and Ethics 3, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99513-7_11
Peimin Ni’s Understanding the Analects of Confucius, A New Translation of Lunyu with Annotations. SUNY Press, 2017 has just won the 2019 Modern Language Association (MLA) Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature. Peimin received his PhD in Philosophy from UConn in 1991. The citation of the award reads:
Peimin Ni’s new translations in Understanding the Analects of Confucius build on and challenge a wide array of previous translations, which, at times, seem to contradict one another because of important transactional issues in translation that reveal how translation is both a product and a process. While comparing his solutions to those of other translators and employing commentary with extensive annotations of the text, Ni demonstrates his deep understanding of Confucius and various strands of Confucianism. This monumental work features a detailed and informative introduction as well as a presentation of the key terms in the Analects that have led to conflicting interpretations or additions of words to clarify the context. Ni has produced a scholarly yet surprisingly readable text for a nonspecialized audience.
Dorit Bar-On has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to research and write a book on the origins of language. For more information about Bar-On’s research group (ECOM) see the Expression, Communication, and the Origins of Meaning webpage.
The UConn Philosophy Department is advertising an Assistant Professor job with an AOS in Ancient Greek Philosophy and an AOC Open. Apply here:
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Susan Schneider’s new book is Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind.
“AI, metaphysics, and the future of life in the universe―Schneider writes about the biggest issues of our time with an engagingly light touch, and enviable insight and clarity. Highly recommended.”―Huw Price, academic director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
The Austrian journal Grazer Philosophische Studien has just published a special issue devoted to articles responding to various aspects of Mitch Green’s research from over the last 25 years. The issue is entitled Sources of Meaning: Themes from Mitchell S. Green and is edited by Jan G. Michel.