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Glanzberg from Northwestern to Rutgers

Michael Glanzberg, currently professor of philosophy at Northwestern University, will be taking up a senior position in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Professor Glanzberg works in philosophy of language, logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of psychology, and related areas. You can learn more about his research here. He starts his new position at Rutgers in January, 2020. (via Dean Zimmerman) The post Glanzberg from Northwestern to Rutgers appeared first on Daily [More]

Wilson from LaTrobe to Western Australia

Rob Wilson, currently professor of philosophy at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, will be taking up the position of professor of philosophy at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Professor Wilson works in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of social science, and eugenics, among other subjects. He has also been involved in “engaged philosophy”, the aim of which is to ” integrate philosophical thinking more directly with community-based concerns.” You can read more about this work here. Prior to his move to LaTrobe, he held appointments at the University of Alberta, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Queen’s University. He takes up his new position at UWA in November. The post Wilson from LaTrobe to Western Australia appeared first on Daily [More]

Schoenfield from MIT to UT Austin

Miriam Schoenfield, currently associate professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has accepted a position as associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Schoenfield had previously been an assistant professor of philosophy at UT Austin from 2012 to 2015. She specializes in epistemology, metaethics, philosophy of race and gender, applied ethics, and logic. You can see some of her work here. Professor Schoenfield returns to UT Austin for her new position there in January, 2020. (via David Sosa) The post Schoenfield from MIT to UT Austin appeared first on Daily [More]

Schechter from WUSTL to Indiana

Elizabeth Schecter, previously in the Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis, is now associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington. Professor Schechter works on psychological unity and its connection to questions about personal identity, self-knowledge, the unity of consciousness, the nature of belief, and related matters. Her book, Self-Consciousness and ‘Split’ Brains: The Mind’s I, came out last year. You can learn more about her work here. The post Schechter from WUSTL to Indiana appeared first on Daily [More]

Srinivasan Appointed to Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory

Amia Srinivasan, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford and a tutorial fellow at St John’s College, will be the next holder of the Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory at Oxford. Professor Srinivasan works in political philosophy, epistemology, history and philosophy of feminism, and metaphilosophy, and is known for both her scholarly and public-facing work. The Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory had been unoccupied since Jeremy Waldron left the position for New York University in 2014. Professor Srinivasan will be the first woman, and the first non-white person, to hold this position. Previous Chichele Professors in Social Political Theory, besides Professor Waldron, were: G.A. Cohen, Charles Taylor, John Plamenatz, Isaiah Berlin, and G.D.H. Cole. The post Srinivasan Appointed to Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory appeared first on Daily [More]

Lyons from Arkansas to Glasgow

Jack C. Lyons, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Arkansas, will be moving to the University of Glasgow. Professor Lyons, who works mainly in epistemology, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind, will be taking up the Chair of Logic and Rhetoric at Glasgow (a position once held by Adam Smith, among others). He will have an appointment at the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience and be a member of the steering group for Cogito, the Glasgow epistemology research group. Professor Lyons begins at Glasgow in January, 2020.   The post Lyons from Arkansas to Glasgow appeared first on Daily [More]

Naomi Zack from Oregon to Lehman College, CUNY

Naomi Zack is leaving the University of Oregon to become Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY).  Professor Zack is best known for her work in philosophy of race, in which she has authored titles such as The Theory of Applicative Justice: An Empirical Pragmatic Approach to Correcting Racial Injustice (2016),  White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of US Police Racial Profiling and Homicide (2015), and The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy (2011, 2015). She is also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race (2017). She takes up her new position this coming Fall. The post Naomi Zack from Oregon to Lehman College, CUNY appeared first on Daily [More]

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