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
Michael Lynch has been awarded the 2019 Orwell Award which “recognizes writers who have made outstanding contributions to the critical analysis of public discourse”. A list of previous winners, including Noam Chomsky, Jon Stewart, Amy Goodman, Ted Koppel, Michael Pollan, can be found here.
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.
The Philosopher’s Annual attempts to judge the 10 best articles published in philosophy each year. Jc Beall’s “The Simple Argument for Subclassical Logic” from Philosophical Issues was one of those selected for 2018.
The notes available here were produced by Dorit Bar-On in preparation for meetings of a reading group on Ruth Millikan’s Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information, and were lightly edited by Ruth. The notes were prepared for online publication with the help of Drew Johnson.
See an interview with Michael Lynch about his new book, Know-It-All Society: Truth and Arrogance in Political Culture.
Read an excerpt of the book in the fall issue of UConn Magazine.
Heather Muraviov and Taylor Tate co-authored “Black Women Philosophers Conference at the CUNY-Graduate Center,” which uses the pedagogical framework developed by Fanonian scholar Erica Burman to review the conference. Their analysis appeared in the “Black Issues in Philosophy” series of the Blog of the APA.
Drew Johnson has two forthcoming articles: “Hinge Epistemology, Radical Skepticism, and Domain Specific Skepticism,” The International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, doi 10.1163/22105700-20191302 and “Epistemological Disjunctivism: Perception, Expression, and Self-Knowledge” (With Dorit Bar-On). Forthcoming in New Issues in Epistemological Disjunctivism (2019), Doyle, C., Milburn, J., & Pritchard, D. (eds.). Routledge.
Recent graduate Jared Henderson has a forthcoming article, ‘A Neglected QUA Solution to the Fundamental Problem of Christology’, (co-authored with Jc Beall) in the journal, Faith & Philosophy.
Recent graduate Dana Francisco Miranda has an article titled “Review: Jessica Blatt’s Race and the Making of American Political Science,” forthcoming in The Journal of African American History. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jaah/current
Michael Patrick Lynch has been designated a University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor. Michael is our fourth BOT Distinguished Professor from Philosophy, along with Ruth Millikan, Joel Kupperman, and Jc Beall. As the provost’s website says, “The Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor is the highest honor that the University bestows on faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service” and who have spent at least 10 years of their career at UConn. https://provost.uconn.edu/about/awards/
Grad student Phillip Barron wins book award for philosophical poetry
Philosophy graduate student Phillip Barron will receive the 2019 Nicolás Guillén Outstanding Book Award
for his book of poetry, What Comes from a Thing
(Fourteen Hills Press, 2015). The Guillén Award, given by the Caribbean Philosophical Association, recognizes contributions to philosophical literature. The award will be presented at the CPA’s annual conference
, June 6-8, at Brown University in Providence, RI.
Barron earned an MFA in creative writing before entering UConn’s Philosophy program. What Comes from a Thing is his first book of poetry. An excerpt from the referee report submitted to the Awards Committee calls the book “a stunning piece of poetic philosophical work. It is a masterpiece of phenomenological description in which poetry is not application or a technique for profundity but instead at the heart of philosophical/poetic evocation. ”