Philosophy News

Dr. Johanna Thoma wins 2017 Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: July 16, 2018

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We’re delighted to announce that Johanna Thoma (PhD, 2017) has been selected as the winner of the 2017 David Savan Dissertation Prize for her dissertation Advice for the Steady: Decision Theory and the Requirements of Instrumental Rationality, supervised by Professor Sergio Tenenbaum. Dr. Thoma’s dissertation was also the recipient of a Governor … Read More

Alumnus Charles Mills on pedagogy, white supremacy, and the future of philosophy

Published: May 16, 2018

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An alumnus of our department (PhD, 1985), Charles Mills is currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He specializes in social and political  philosophy, particularly in oppositional political theory around issues of class, race, and gender. His first book The Racial Contract (Cornell University Press, 1997) has … Read More

From our archives: Ronald De Sousa interviews Ian Hacking (1992)

Published: May 10, 2018

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In the winter 1992 edition of Philosophy News, Ronald De Sousa interviewed Ian Hacking (both are now Professors Emeriti in our department). Professor Hacking discusses his writing strategies and his philosophical influences, and even reveals that he threw his manuscript of a book about Foucault into the “dustbin”! Read the interview … Read More

Jennifer Nagel promoted to full professor

Published: April 26, 2018

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We’re delighted to announce that Jennifer Nagel has been promoted to the rank of full professor, effective July 1. The promotion “couldn’t be more deserved,” says department Chair Martin Pickavé. Professor Nagel is not only an acclaimed scholar (her paper “Intuitions and Experiments: a Defense of the Case Method in … Read More