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Brian Copenhaver Appointed Chief Editor of History of Philosophy Quarterly

Published: October 9, 2018

Congratulations to Brian Copenhaver, who has been appointed as the Chief Editor of the History of Philosophy Quarterly.  It, along with the Journal of the History of Philosophy and the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, is one of three English-language journals that addresses all of philosophy’s past, both chronologically and geographically.

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Pamela Hieronymi’s Work on “The Good Place” Featured in New York Times, Daily Bruin

Published: September 27, 2018

Professor Pamela Hieronymi is featured in two article published recently discussing her involvement in the philosophical aspects of the NBC show The Good Place. An article in the the New York Times highlights the way philosophy is used on The Good Place, and features Pamela Hieronymi discussing how she advised on the show: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/04/magazine/good-place-michael-schur-philosophy.html.  In…

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Defeasible Inference in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence

Published: July 30, 2018

Congratulations to Professors Sam Cumming, Gabe Greenberg, Pamela Hieronymi, and Sean Walsh who have been awarded funding by the Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership for a conference on “Defeasible Inference in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence.” The award is shared with with Guy Van den Broeck and Carlo Zaniolo from Computer Science. Together, they will convene…

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A Transformative Gift

Published: July 30, 2018

The Philosophy Department is delighted to be a beneficiary of an extraordinarily generous gift from Christine and Jordan Kaplan and Jordan’s longtime business partner Ken Panzer, described in the press release below. This gift will have a profound, positive impact on our ability to generate leading philosophical research and offer a world-class education in philosophy…

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Congratulations to Olufemi Taiwo!

Published: July 24, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Olufemi Taiwo has filed his dissertation, “Autobiography,” and it has been accepted. His Ph.D. degree was awarded on June 15, 2018.

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Congratulations to Carnap Prize Winner!

Published: June 18, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that Gabbrielle Johnson is the winner of the 2017-18 Carnap Prize for her paper entitled “Against Representationalism About Bias.” More information regarding the prize can be found here and a list of previous Carnap Prize Essayists can be found here.

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Congratulations to Jonathan Gingerich!

Published: June 14, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Gingerich has filed his dissertation, “Freedom’s Spontaneity,” and it has been accepted. His Ph.D. degree will be awarded on June 15, 2018.

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Brian Copenhaver Featured in Daily Bruin

Published: June 4, 2018

The Daily Bruin featured an article on the retirement of Prof. Brian Copenhaver and his contributions to UCLA. You can read more at: https://dailybruin.com/2018/06/04/ucla-faculty-donors-honor-retired-professor-for-notable-research-leadership/

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