This page is an archive of our announcements from 2005. For current
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Professor Michael Tooley Wins Fellowship
Congratulations to Philosophy
Professor Michael Tooley for being awarded a prestigious Faculty Fellowship
by the CU Graduate School's Council on Research and Creative Work. Professor
Tooley will use the fellowship to work on a book on perception. [Posted
CU Philosophy Publishes
to see the philosophy department's first ever newsletter (PDF file). [Posted:
Philosophy Is Hiring
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER,
CO. The Department of Philosophy invites applications for two positions,
open rank and open AOS. We anticipate making one senior and one junior
appointment, both beginning in Fall 2006. Strong applicants in all areas
are encouraged to apply, but we have particular needs in history of
modern philosophy, philosophy of science, and political philosophy.
4 courses/year, thesis supervision and the usual non-teaching duties.
Junior applicants should send a full dossier; senior applicants need
send only a letter of application and a CV, with the names of at least
three references. Mail applications to [Junior/Senior] Search in [M&E/History/Values],
Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado, 232 UCB, Boulder CO
80309-0232. (Choose one term from within each pair of brackets.) Review
will begin November 1, although applications will be accepted until
the positions are filled. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed
to diversity and equality in education and employment.[11/01/05 ]
Philosophers Win APA Book Prize
The philosophical foundations
of real-world moral dilemmas like looting and abortion are examined
in two books by University of Colorado at Boulder philosophy professors
that have recently been honored in the American Philosophical Association's
2005 Book Prize competition.
Associate Professor Robert
Pasnau's book "Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature" won the Book Prize, widely
considered to be the most prestigious award in the professional philosophy
community for authors under age 40. Associate Professor David Boonin's
book, "A Defense of Abortion," was one of only two works to receive
honorable mention in the national competition.
Pasnau received $4,000 as
part of the prize. "It's quite a coup for the CU-Boulder department
to win and receive honorable mention as well," said Pasnau, who is the
current department chair. "It's something we're very excited about."
for Positions Beginning Fall 05
Department is very pleased to announce the following five new additions
to the Department.
Lee. Currently an associate professor at the University
of Illinois/Chicago, Mitzi works in ancient philosophy. Her book,
Epistemology after Protagoras, is just out from Oxford University
Rob is currently an assistant professor at Texas Tech. He works in
philosophy of mind and has published extensively in leading journals.
- Eric Chwang.
Eric recieved his PhD from Princeton and an MD from Baylor. He works
in ethics and political philosophy, with a special interest in medical
ethics. For the next year and a half he will be holding an NIH
Chris Heathwood. Chris received his PhD this year from
UMass. He works in ethics, and has already published numerous
Barnett. David is currently an assistant professor at
the University of Vermont. He works on metaphysics and language
and has published in leading philosophy journals.
Even after these appointments,
the Department still has around five open lines on which we will be hiring
over the next several years.
Also, we've appointed
two new one-year visitors for 2005-2006:
Hale (Stony Brook PhD), currently a visiting professor at NYU.
Ben's main focus is environmental ethics, but he has broad interests
in political and moral philosophy.
Damnjanovic (ANU PhD). Nic works on mind and language, and has a
paper on the deflationary theory of truth in The Phil Quarterly
from January 2005.
Also, Laurence Nemirow
will be teaching a graduate course in the philosophy of mind for us next
spring. Larry is a well-known name in that field for his contributions
to the debate over Jackson's knowledge argument (aka "What does Mary know?").
- Robert Hanna has two books
- Rationality and Logic
- Kant, Science, and
Human Nature (Oxford Univ. Press)
- Graham Oddie has just published
his new book, Value, Reality, and Desire, with Oxford University
- Claudia Mills has been named
a judge for the children's book category of the prestigious National
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