• David Wallace, currently Tutorial Fellow at Balliol College and Professor of Philosophy of Physics 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, who has recently finished his PhD in History and Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, has joined our department as a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow as of 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 new PhDs for their new positions beginning 2015-16:
  • Justin Dallmann has accepted a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto;
  • Alida Liberman has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the Rotman Institute at the University of Western Ontario;
  • Matt Lutz has accepted a position as Associate Professor at Wuhan University, in China.
  • Other graduate placement news:
  • Ben Lennertz (PhD 2014) has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Colgate College;
  • Sam Shpall (PhD 2011) has accepted a position as Lecturer at the University of Sydney.
  • Congratulations to Renee Bolinger, for receiving USC's University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in Spring 2015.
  • 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 Fall 2016.  Congratulations, Tom!
  • 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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