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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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Congratulations to Sabine Tsuruda!

Published: June 4, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Sabine Tsuruda has filed her dissertation, “Moral Agency and the Workplace,” and it has been accepted. Her PhD degree will be awarded on June 15, 2018.

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Graduate Student Placements

Published: May 25, 2018

Congratulations to the following graduate students and graduate alumni on their new positions: Denis Buehler, appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Tubingen Lee-Ann Chae, appointed Assistant Professor at Temple University Jonathan Gingerich, appointed Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at Washington University St. Louis Kevin Lande, appointed as Assistant Professor at York University, Canada (and Post-Doctoral Fellow…

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Bill Kowalsky Wins UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Published: April 18, 2018

Congratulations to Bill Kowalsky who has been chosen to receive UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award.  The award, which is given to only five teaching assistants on campus each year, recognizes extraordinary teaching.  We commend and thank Bill for his dedication, excellence, and innovation in teaching.

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Kim Johnston Wins Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award

Published: April 17, 2018

Congratulations to Kim Johnston who has been chosen to receive UCLA’s Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award.  The award, which is given to only four graduate students on campus, honors distinguished academic performance combined with service to the university and community.  We commend and thank Kim for her outstanding contributions to…

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