Philosophy Department Published Books (2018):

We are pleased to share our Faculty’s published works in 2018:


Battaly, H. D., ed. (2019). The Routledge handbook of virtue epistemology. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Beall, J. C., Glanzberg, M., & Ripley, D. (2018). Formal theories of truth. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bragato, F. F., & Gordon, L. R., eds. (2018). Geopolitics and decolonization perspectives from the Global South. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Green, M. S. (2018). Know thyself: The value and limits of self-knowledge. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Hellman, G., & Shapiro, S. (2018). Varieties of continua: From regions to points and back. New York: Oxford University Press.

McLeod, A. (2018). The philosophical thought of Wang Chong. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Simmons, K. (2018). Semantic singularities: Paradoxes of reference, predication, and truth. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Announcing the UConn Assistant Research Professors

UConn’s Philosophy Department has inaugurated an ongoing program of hiring three Assistant Research Professors, each for a three-year term. UConn Assistant Research Professsors will pursue their own research, collaborate with faculty and students, and teach one course per semester. The inaugural group comprises Tracy Llanera, Jessica Tizzard, and Charlie Crerar. Tracy received her PhD from Macquarie University in 2016. Her main research interests are Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and American Pragmatism. Jessica received her PhD in 2017 from the University of Chicago. Her main research interests are Kant, Kantian Ethics, and Moral Psychology. Charlie is finishing his PhD from the University of Sheffield. His main research interest is epistemology, and in particular virtue and social epistemology. We are delighted that these three young philosophers will be joining us in Fall 2018.

Recent appointments for UConn Philosophy Graduate Students

  • Emma Bjorngard-Basayne has accepted a position as Academic Advisor & Program Coordinator in the UConn School of Business in Stamford starting summer, 2018.


  • Ralph DiFranco has accepted a position as Instructor in Philosophy at Auburn University starting fall, 2018.


  • Hanna Gunn has accepted a position as Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University starting fall, 2018.


  • Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco has accepted a position as Resident Fellow in the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy starting fall, 2018.


  • Thomas Meagher has accepted a position as Postdoctoral W.E.B. Du Bois fellow at UMass-Amherst, summer 2018; thereafter he will take a position as Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Political Science, Quinnipiac University, starting fall, 2018.


  • Andrew Tedder has accepted a two year post-doctoral position at the Institute for Computer Science at the Czech Academy of Sciences as part of the research project Non-Classical Logical Models of Information Dynamics (NOCLID) starting fall, 2018.

The Journal of Philosophical Research has a new home!

The Journal of Philosophical Research is under new editorial leadership with Heather Battaly as Editor-in-Chief, and Raja Halwani, Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, Peter Ross, Lynne Tirrell, and Liezl van Zyl as Associate Editors. JPR has a new home at the University of Connecticut.

JPR has three main aims.

  • We are committed to publishing first-rate articles on a wide range of topics. We encourage original submissions in all areas of Philosophy.
  • We are committed to providing authors with substantive and useful comments.
  • We are committed to the mission of non-profit publishing. Our publisher is the Philosophy Documentation Center.

For further information about JPR, or to submit a paper, please see the links below.

Welcome Lynne Tirrell

We are delighted to announce that Professor Lynne Tirrell will be joining our department in the fall of 2017 and will also be affiliated with the UConn Human Rights Institute. Lynne is a leading researcher in the area of socially applied yet technically adept philosophy of language. Indeed, she may be said to have founded this burgeoning sub-field. Her pathbreaking paper, “Genocidal Language Games” is taught all over the U.S. in philosophy graduate programs, undergraduate programs, and even in prisons. In an unprecedented way she has combined detailed, theoretical work on language with the human reality of monstrous events. She has related work on transitional justice and apology, forgiveness, and reconciliation, as well as work on metaphor, storytelling, pornography, and feminist theory. Tirrell has done extensive service as the chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy. She is also an Associate Editor for the newly revitalized Journal of Philosophical Research.