Department & Faculty News
Dr. Kelly Becker, working with Tim Black at Cal State, Northridge, has published a collection of brand new essays on Nozick's (and Dretske's and Goldman's) sensitivity principle in epistemology. The book, entitled (naturally enough) The Sensitivity Principle in Epistemology, is available from Cambridge University Press.
Dr. Becker's recent book, The Sensitivity Principle in Epistemology (co-edited with Tim Black), just earned a very positive review in NDPR and is available here.
Dr. Adrian Johnston, working with Catherine Malabou, has published Self and Emotional Life: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience .
Dr. Adrian Johnston was mentioned in the New York Times for his recently-published entry on Jacques Lacan for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (under "notable entries") here.
Dr. John Bussanich, working with Nicholas D. Smith, has published The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates.
Dr. John Taber, working with Vincent Eltschinger and Helmut Krasser, has published an annotated English translation of the last section of Dharmakīrti’s Pramānavārttikasvavrtti (PVSV 164,24–176,16, ad stanzas 1.312–340). The book, entitled Can the Veda speak? is available through the Austrian Academy of Science Press.
Dr. Mary Domski served as the guest editor for a special 50th anniversary
issue of The Southern Journal of Philosophy that is dedicated
to the theme of "Newton and
Dr. Domski's Introduction to that volume can be found on her website.
To view a full list of faculty presentations given during the 2011-12 year, please click here.
Dr. Adrian Johnston, with co-editors Todd McGowan and Slavoj Žižek, will be launching a new book series at Northwestern University Press entitled Diaeresis.
Dr. Michael Candelaria has published a new book with Editions Rodopi entitled The Revolt of Unreason: Miguel de Unamuno and Antonio Caso on the Crisis of Modernity.
Dr. Russell Goodman, Regents Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico Department of Philosophy, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Slovakia at Comenius University during September and October, 2012.
The press release is available here.
Dr. Paul Livingston's new book, The Politics of Logic: Badiou, Wittgenstein, and the Consequences of Formalism was published August 2011 by Routledge Press.
Dr. Iain Thomson's new book, Heidegger, Art, and Postmodernity was published April 2011 by Cambridge University Press.
The new book Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science, edited by Dr. Mary Domski and Michael Dickson, was published November 2010 by Open Court.
In late 2012 or early 2013, Northwestern University Press will be releasing a book by Dr. Adrian Johnston entitled The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy: Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume One. This is the first installment of a trilogy elaborating Dr. Johnston's transcendental materialist theoretical framework.
Dr. Mary Domski was named 'Splendid Philosopher of the Week' on the New APPS blog here.
Dr. Paul Livingston was recently interviewed by the New APPS. To read the discussion please visit the NewAPPSBlog here.
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Tara Kennedy for receiving a 2013-14 Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship. Tara was selected for a fellowship to complete her dissertation Retrieving the Retrievers: Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Phenomenology as the Basis for Environmental Ethics, which she is set to defend in spring 2014. This prestigious award is well-deserved recognition of the work that Tara has completed on her project thus far.
Congratulations to Laura Guerrero, who has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Philosophy at Utah Valley University (UVU) beginning in the fall of 2013. She will be teaching and developing courses in comparative and Asian philosopy for both the Department of Philosophy and the UVU Honors program.
Congratulations to Tanya Whitehouse, who has secured a tenure-track position with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) system. She has been working as an instructor and associate lecturer for MNSCU and the University of Wisconsin. As a Ph.D. candidate, Tanya has held visiting academic appointments in New Mexico and Washington state.
Congratulations to Corbin Casarez, who has accepted an offer of admission to the PhD program at Loyola University Chicago with five years' funding, beginning this fall 2013.
Three of our Ph.D. candidates -- Laura Guerrero, Stephen Harris,
and Ethan Mills -- were recently recognized on the OGS
Graduate Student Spotlight page. Congratulations to all of them
for their recent achievements!
Doctoral student Ethan Mills had a chapter of his dissertation “Jayarāśi’s Delightful Destruction of Epistemology” accepted for publication by Philosophy East and West. Forthcoming 65:4 (October 2015)
Congratulations to Siobhan McLoughlin who successfully defended her Philosophy dissertation, The Freedom of the Good: A Study of Plato's Ethical Concept of Freedom, with us in December 2011.
Congratulations to Stephen Harris, who was awarded the Fay Sawyier
Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship at the Illinois Institute of Technology
in Chicago in 2011. Stephen has held the fellowship for two years
and has taught Asian philosophy and other Humanities courses at
The article is available here.