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Tanya Kostochka (M.A., 2013) has become a cartoonist for the philosophy blog Daily Nous. In her day job, Tanya is a doctoral student in philosophy at University of Southern California.

Emma Duncan (M.A., 2015) just published "Trolleys and Transplants: Derailing the Distinction Between Doing and Allowing" in De Ethica. Emma is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in philosophy at University of California at San Diego.

Professor Steve Daskal is a recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. Congratulations, Professor Daskal! More >

Renee Jorgensen Bolinger (M.A., 2012), who created the above picture of the Philosophy Department faculty and the Philosopher Portraits series, just had her paper "The Pragmatics of Slurs" published in Noûs. Renee is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in philosophy at University of Southern California.

Andrew Chapman (M.A., 2009) has become Project Editor of 1000-Word Philosophy, "an ever-growing set of original 1000-word essays on philosophical topics."

Andy Carson (M.A., 2012) has received coverage in The Chronicle of Higher Education for his study of job placement by doctoral programs in philosophy. He has now published a follow-up study reporting on the placement records of M.A. programs in philosophy.

M. T. Daffenberg (B.A., 2001) has published a new novel, An American Gospel, with Publerati. An American Gospel is available for Kindle from Amazon.

Upcoming Events


Dr. Samuel Scheffler, New York University
"Membership and Political Obligation"
Friday, November 20, 2015
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite

Dr. Brian Leiter, University of Chicago
"The Death of God and the Death of Morality"
Friday, December 4, 2015
3:30 p.m., Altgeld 315

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