Department of Philosophy
314 Moses Hall #2390
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2390

Phone: 510-642-2722
Fax: 510-642-4164

phildept@berkeley.edu

Events this week

Wed Apr 26, 2017
301 Moses Hall, 12–1 PM
Seth Yalcin
Placement AMA
Thu Apr 27, 2017
Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall, 4–6 PM
Kadish Lecture
Joshua Cohen
Central Park: A Design for Democracy

News

Paolo Mancosu receives Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to Paolo Mancosu, who will be receiving the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Humboldt Foundation describes the award as granted to “internationally renowned academics… whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.” Previous distinguished recipients of the award include our own Jay Wallace. Paolo will use the award to spend the Spring semester of 2018 at the Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, following a planned Fall semester sabbatical in Italy.

Hubert Dreyfus (1929-2017)

It is with great sadness that we record the death of Prof. Hubert Dreyfus, who passed away on April 22, 2017. Bert was a vivid presence in our department for almost fifty years, contributing immeasurably to the life of our community, and we feel his loss very deeply. You can read about his life and work here.

There will be a memorial event from 9.30-11.30 on Wednesday, May 24 at Alumni House on the Berkeley campus. The event is open to everyone, and you are warmly invited to attend.

Rumfitt lecture Apr 27 will not take place

Due to illness, Prof. Rumfitt will not be able to give the George Myro Lecture, scheduled for Thurs. Apr 27. We’re hoping to rearrange it for the coming academic year.