Daniel Jacobson Joins Department

Jan. 28, 2020

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Daniel Jacobson, currently Professor of Philosophy at University of Michigan and founder of Michigan’s Freedom and Flourishing Project, will join the department as the first holder of the Bruce D. Benson endowed Professorship. He will be a Professor of Philosophy in...

College Professor of Distinction Robert Pasnau Honored

Jan. 27, 2020

Professor Pasnau , along with the three other 2019 Professors of Distinction, will be honored on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in the CASE Auditorium/Chancellor’s Hall . At the free and public event, Clark, Jones and Wright will give a public presentation based on his research or scholarly...

Alexandra Lloyd and Maggie Taylor Receive Fellowships

Dec. 31, 2019

PhD candidates Alexandra Lloyd and Maggie Taylor have received University fellowships for AY20-21. Alexandra Lloyd has received a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School, and Maggie Taylor the CHA Fellowship from the Center for Humanities and the Arts. The abstract for Alex Lloyd's dissertation is as follows: "My dissertation...

David Boonin's Book "Dead Wrong: The Ethics of Posthumous Harm" Released

Oct. 22, 2019

David Boonin ’s latest book, Dead Wrong: The Ethics of Posthumous Harm , has been published by Oxford University Press. In this book, Professor Boonin defends the thesis that it is possible for an act to wrongfully harm a person, even if the act takes place after the person is...

Professor Jennifer Matey to be Visiting Scholar

Oct. 9, 2019

Professor Jennifer Matey (Southern Methodist University) will be a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy from mid-October through the end of November. Her research covers topics in philosophy of mind mostly having to do with representational features of conscious experience. On November 15 she’ll give a THINK! talk titled...

Carol Cleland's Book "The Quest for a Universal Theory of Life" Released

Sept. 27, 2019

Carol Cleland's book, The Quest for a Universal Theory of Life , has been published by Cambridge University Press. Cleland argues that not only does familiar Earth life represent a single example of life (the infamous 'N=1' problem of biology) but, even worse, there are compelling scientific reasons to suspect...

Robert Pasnau Selected as Professor of Distinction

Sept. 26, 2019

Robert Pasnau has been selected a Professor of Distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences. This honorific title is reserved for scholars and artists of national and international distinction who are recognized by their college peers as teachers and colleagues of exceptional talent. For previous recipients, see: https://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/discover/our-people/professors-distinction

RoME 2019, August 8-11

Aug. 2, 2019

The 12th annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME) will take place on the CU Boulder campus August 8-11. See the schedule here .

Alison Jaggar's Work Featured in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

July 26, 2019

The Feminist Philosophy Quarterly has published a special issue reflecting on the work of Alison Jaggar. Many of the contributors are students of Professor Jaggar’s, and PhD graduates of CU Boulder. The editors are Barrett Emerick (St. Mary’s, Maryland) and Scott Wisor (Minerva Schools at KGI), and the contributors include...

Committee on the History and Philosphy of Science Hosts IAPT Conference, June 24-26

June 24, 2019

CU Boulder’s Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science is pleased to host the annual conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Time this year. The chair of CHPS, and the organizer of the conference, is Prof. Heather Demarest, Assistant Professor of Philosophy specializing in philosophy of...