Pamela Hieronymi was featured in an article in the New York Times and the Daily Bruin as one of the philosophers who inspired the producers of the NBC show The Good Place. Pamela is also a consultant on the show.
Mark Greenberg published an analysis on presidential abuse of pardon power in the Lawfare blog at New York Review of Books.
Congratulations to Professors Sam Cumming, Gabe Greenberg, Pamela Hieronymi, and Sean Walsh who were 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 Guy Van den Broeck and Carlo Zaniolo from the Department of Computer Science. Together, they will convene a conference in Fall 2019 to discuss the many rich connections between philosophy and non-monotonic logics, particularly as concerns the resolution of inconsistencies and conflicts in rule based systems.
In December, a group of thirty-five Philosophy faculty, staff, and students volunteered at the LA Food Bank to celebrate the end of the term. Our efforts, along with other volunteer teams that morning, provided 13,411 meals to those in the community.