31 March 2019

Graduate Student Excellence Awards

announced these a while ago, but here is a link and the mugshots:


teaching!                                research!

26 March 2019

PPL lecture on Friday

Anna Stilz

Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values
Princeton University

"Is There a Right to Exclude Immigrants?"

Friday, March 29
3:00 PM
UUW 324

25 March 2019

CFP: Binghamton SPEL Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

Binghamton University’s philosophy graduate program invites submissions for its 2019 graduate student conference. The conference will be held at Binghamton University’s Downtown Center on Saturday November 2, 2019.

This year’s conference theme broadly focuses on our program’s specialization in Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal (SPEL) philosophy. We hope to host a diversity of graduate research that asks important questions and starts meaningful dialogues on SPEL topics.

Giving the keynote address will be Michael Patrick Lynch from University of Connecticut’s philosophy department. Lynch also has contributed to New York Times’s “The Stone” philosophy section, and is principle investigator for the Humility and Conviction in Public Life project.

Acceptable subgenres of SPEL themes include, but are not limited to:
·         Applied social and political philosophy
·         Applied ethics
·         Normative ethics
·         Metaethics
·         Critical theory
·         Feminist philosophy
·         Philosophy of race
·         Social epistemology
·         Philosophy of education
·         Theories of risk

Submissions in these areas from any philosophical tradition are also welcome.
Submissions must include a full paper of about 3000-3500 words, with a view for a 20-minute presentation followed by 10-minute Q&A. Each submission will be anonymously reviewed by conference committee members, and submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by September 15. Email all submissions to Bingspelconf@gmail.com no later than September 1, 2019.In your submitting email please include name, university affiliation, current level of graduate studies, and SPEL themes your paper fits into.

24 March 2019

Anita Silvers obituary

from the Times

Anita Silvers, a philosophy professor who was a leading voice in the interpretation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, arguing that disability rights should be viewed the same as other civil rights and not as an accommodation or as a social safety net issue, died on March 14 in San Francisco. She was 78.

10 March 2019

Arendt twitter

05 March 2019

SPEL Colloquium Friday!

Diana Tiejens Meyers

Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of Connecticut

"Human Rights and the Vulnerability of Rights-bearers"

Friday, March 8th
UUW 324

Daylight Savings Time

oh shit, dreading this already