Psychological and Structural Explanations of Injustice
Congratulations to Leslie Francis on her service from 2015-2016 as President of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association.
"In the age of mass extinction, we need a 'moonshot' survey of biodiversity, before the loss of species makes a comprehensive survey of Earth's biological heritage impossible."
This conference—the final in a series of four—considers recent empirical and philosophical work that frames social injustice in terms of individualistic psychological explanations.
Join us for the 14th Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference
Erin Beeghly, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, has been awarded a Conference Funding Grant from the University of Utah’s College of Humanities.
Please join us on March 1st to get a discounted lift ticket, ski with Swoop and Dean Dianne Harris, enjoy a free BBQ lunch, and have multiple opportunities to win free swag all while helping to support student scholarships!
The Marriott Library has recently digitized video tapes of Charles H. Monson's telecourse, "Philosophical Issues in Human Affairs"
The Marriott Library has recently digitized video tapes of Charles H. Monson's telecourse, "Philosophical Issues in Human Affairs" (1973-1974). Courses include "Rocks and Men: The Problem of Freedom," "Is Nature All There Is ?", and "The Truth, The Whole Truth...". You can learn more about Professor Monson and his telecourses at Archives West. (Special thanks to the J. Willard Marriott Library Multimedia Archives - Special Collections)
The Philosophy Department congratulates James Sage on his appointment.
Philosopher and bioethicist Peggy Battin, a distinguished U of U Philosophy professor, talks on TEDMED about the life and death of her husband.
James Tabery, historian and philosopher at the U, answers this question in his new book, "Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture".
David Wells Bennett, husband, father, philosopher, musician, and friend, passed away February 14, 2014, at the age of 87, after a long and patient battle with Parkinson's disease. He taught at the University of Utah for 30 years and was known as a voice of reason and uniter of divergent factions. A memorial service is planned on April 13, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Thompson Chamber Music Hall in Gardner Hall, on President's Circle, at the University of Utah.
For the second year in a row, Mariam Thalos was awarded the Royal Institute of Philosophy's essay prize. This year, it was for her article entitled "The Grammar of Experience." The paper will appear in the April 2014 issue of the journal Philosophy.
Dustin Stokes paper entitled 'Cognitive penetration and the perception of art' won the 2012 Dialectica Essay Prize, and will be published in April 2014. Professor Stokes is also the recipient of the Tanner Humanities Faculty Fellowship and a URC Faculty Fellowship.
Congratulations to Professor Leslie Francis, who has been nominated as Vice President of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, her term of office begins July 2014.
Aug. 1, 2013 - University of Utah President David W. Pershing issued the following statement today on behalf of the university.
The lives of U English Prof. Brooke Hopkins and his wife, bioethicist and philosophy Prof. Peggy Battin, since Brooke's paralyzing bicycle accident in 2008 previously have been profiled in a series of excellent stories by Salt Lake Tribune writer Peggy Stack. Now, Brooke and Peggy are featured in a long cover article in this Sunday's New York Times magazine:
for being awarded a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.
for being awarded the Ramona Cannon Teaching Award and Early Career Teaching Award.
The Royal Institute of Philosophy is pleased to announce that the winner of this year's Philosophy Essay Prize is Mariam Thalos, with an essay called 'Truth Deserves to be Believed'. Her paper will appear in the April issue of Philosophy.
The 2013 Philosophy Graduate Handbook is now available. Please click here for a printable version.
Professor James Tabery, along with University of Utah Colleagues, Lisa Aspinwall and Teneille Brown published the results of their survey of U.S. judges today in Science.
The Philosophy Department welcomes new faculty members Jacob Stegenga and Dustin Stokes.