Announcements

  • Professor David Wallace,  current head of the Honors Masters Program in Philosophy at Oxford University, will take up his new position as Professor of Philosophy at USC starting in Fall 2016.
  • John Hawthorne has accepted a full-time position in our department starting in the fall of 2015. He has already been with us part-time.
  • Jeremy Goodman, currently finishing PhDs in philosophy at both Oxford University and New York University, will join our faculty as Assistant Professor in Fall 2016.
  • Bihui Li, currently finishing her PhD in History and Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, will joing our department as a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in Fall 2015
  • Kadri Vihvelin has been promoted to the rank of Professor, effective in Fall 2014.
  • Stephen Finlay has been promoted to the rank of Professor, effective in Fall 2014.
  • We are delighted to share the news that Gary Watson has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Mark Schroeder is the winner of the Senior Raubenheimer Award for 2014, USC Dornsife's highest award for scholarship, teaching, and service. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to our graduate students Maegan Fairchild, for being awarded the USC General Education Graduate Assistant Award, and Renee Bolinger, for being awarded the USC Associates' Award for Excellence in Teaching, in Fall 2014.
  • Congratulations to Andrew Bacon for being awarded the 2014 APA Article Prize for his paper "Quantificational Logic and Empty Names", selected as the best article published by a younger philosopher in 2012 or 2013, and for the paper's selection as one of the ten best philosophy papers of 2013 by The Philosopher's Annual.
  • Tom Pashby (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh) who has been our Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow during 2014-1015,  has accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, to start either Fall 2015 or Fall 2016.  Congratulations, Tom!
  • Congratulations to our graduate students Maegan Fairchild, for being awarded the USC General Education Graduate Assistant Award, and Renee Bolinger, for being awarded the USC Associates' Award for Excellence in Teaching, in Fall 2014.
  • Congratulations to our new PhDs for their new positions beginning 2014-15:
    • Ben Lennertz has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College;
    • Shyam Nair has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Lingnan University in Hong Kong;
    • Kenny Pearce has accepted a 2-year Lilly postdoctoral fellowship at Valparaiso University;
    • Indrek Reiland has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Rice University.
  • Other graduate news:
    • Dan Considine (PhD 2008) has accepted a tenure-track position at Folsom Lake College;
    • Hrafn Asgeirsson (PhD 2012) has a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Iceland, and will be the HLA Hart Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford in 2014-15.
  • Watch the new video about the department!
  • We have a new video describing our unique interdisciplinary major in Philosophy, Politics and Law. Check it out here.

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