Philosophy News & Events

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    May 3: Ori Simchen

    April 5, 2018

    Professor Simchen works mostly in the philosophy of language and metaphysics. Most recently he's been working on metasemantics, or foundational semantics, and its relation to formal semantics. He is particularly interested in how to think about intentionality (or aboutness) in light of the pronouncements of contemporary semantic theory.

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    May 10: Gene Witmer

    April 5, 2018

    Professor Witmer's research focuses on metaphysics and philosophy of mind, with a special focus on physicalism.

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    Kalopsia

    March 16, 2018

    Check out Kalopsia, a new undergraduate philosophy journal at UCSC!

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    Nikos Knightly - Grad Slam Winner

    February 22, 2018

    Congratulations to Philosophy Doctoral Candidate Nikos Knightly!

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    Alum David Gleason ('70) on Ethics Bowl

    February 22, 2018

    Alum David Gleason ('70) writes on UC Santa Cruz Ethics Bowl Northern California Regional Event.

  • Cyndi Tibbetts wins Pedagogy Award

    February 22, 2018

    Philosophy Doctoral Candidate Cyndi Tibbetts has been selected as a Graduate Pedagogy Fellow by the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL).

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    Diversity in Philosophy

    December 4, 2017

    Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institutes (PIKSI) are held at universities across the country; Penn State, MIT, Rutgers, Brown, UC San Diego. These engaging 1 or 2 week summer programs are designed to encourage undergraduates to consider future study of philosophy by introducing various areas of specialization, exploring what it means to be a professional philosopher and offering helpful preparation for applying to and succeeding at graduate school in philosophy and beyond.

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    Graduate Students Wanted!

    October 10, 2017

    Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2018 Philosophy cohort. The deadline for materials is January 2, 2018.

  • Oct 21: Jonathan Cohen-UCSD

    August 10, 2017

    Jonathan Cohen is a Professor of Philosophy at UC San Diego. He specializes in Philosophy of mind, language, and perception, particularly as these are informed by the cognitive sciences; color and color vision.

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    The Center for Public Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz

    May 9, 2017

    The Center for Public Philosophy cultivates philosophical thinking in the general public, and applies insights from the history of philosophy to problems of current public concern.

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    The Language of Conservation: Spring Events

    April 12, 2017

    Daniel Guevara and Claudio Campagna, continue to collaborate on a long-term project dedicated to a revolution in the ethics and discourse of conservation, and to a transformation in our relationship to Nature, and especially to Life itself, in all its great diversity of forms.

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    New book by alum Lucas McGranahan

    April 4, 2017

    Dr Lucas McGranahan received his degree from UC Santa Cruz in 2012 and is a Development Writer at the University of Chicago. His new book Darwinism and Pragmatism: William James on Evolution and Self-Transformation is part of Routledge's History and Philosophy of Biology series.

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    Jonathan Ellis on National Public Radio

    February 8, 2017

    Jonathan Ellis speaks on NPR: All Things Considered.

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    Matthew Margulis Remembered

    December 20, 2016

    Matthew holds a special place in the heart of the department. Faculty, students and staff mourn the loss and will remember him at the anniversary of his death.

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    Get Involved and Get Connected! 11/15/16

    November 1, 2016

    PIKSI's engaging 1 or 2 week programs are designed to encourage undergraduates to consider future study of philosophy by introducing various areas of specialization, exploring what it means to be a professional philosopher and offering helpful preparation for applying to and succeeding at graduate school in philosophy and beyond.

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    Samantha Matherne awarded NEH grant, Hellman Fellow

    April 14, 2016

    The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce Assistant Professor Samantha Matherne has been awarded a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) University Teachers program in support of her book, "The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945)".