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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.


Julia Driver 
Washington University in St. Louis


Friday, September 22nd, 2017
3:00 p.m., Altgeld 315

David Hilbert 
University of Illinois at Chicago

Visual Perception of Causation

Friday, April 7th, 2017
3:00 p.m., Altgeld 315

Maureen Linker 
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Affective Analogical Reasoning: When Charity Isn't Enough

Friday, March 7th, 2017
3:00 p.m., Altgeld 315

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11th Annual Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference will be held at NIU on October 13-14, 2017

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Eva Kittay, Stony Brook University
Friday, October 13, 2017
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite

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