Professors Dorit Bar-On and Mitch Green (Philosophy, University of Virginia) have won a National Science Foundation Research Grant to support their work on “Expression, Communication and the Origins of Meaning.”
Geoff Sayre-McCord delivered the John Passmore Lecture, on Adam Smith’s “Moral Psychology,” at the Australian National University on August 11, 2009.
This distinguished lecture series is awarded to recognize those who have made a significant “contribution to public understanding of philosophy.” Her lecture series will be offered in the Spring of 2010 on the Chapel Hill campus.
The Parr Center for Ethics has won the American Philosophical Association’s Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs.
Eric Mandelbaum will be finishing work on his dissertaiton, which is about the irrationality and modularity of learning and belief formation. Incidentally, we are the only Department in the country, philosophy or otherwise, to have two consecutive graduate students win … Continued
Two (more!) members of the Philosophy Department have won University-wide teaching awards. Keith Simmons won an award for post-baccalaureate instruction and Jason Bowers won one for undergraduate teaching. No other department in the University has a higher proportion of teaching … Continued
Marilyn McCord Adams and Robert Merrihew Adams, both recently of Oxford University, have joined the Chapel Hill Philosophy Department. They bring dramatic strength in the history of medieval and modern philosophy, in philosophy of religion, in metaphysics, and in moral … Continued