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 May 4, 2016
6 pm
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Alexei Grinbaum (LARSIM, Gif-sur-Yvette )
Fri May 6, 2016
5101 Tolman Hall — 11 am
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Emma Brunskill (Carnegie Mellon University)
TBA
Fri May 6, 2016
60 Evans Hall — 4 pm
Logic Colloquium
Omer Ben Neria (UCLA)
The distance between HOD and V

News

Janet Broughton wins Faculty Service Award

Congratulations to Janet Broughton, who, with Bob Jacobsen, will receive the 2016 Berkeley Faculty Service Award. The award honors members of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate who have given outstanding and dedicated service to the University.

Dylan Murray wins New Directions Fellowship

Our third New Directions Fellow will be Dylan Murray. He will use the fellowship to take graduate courses in sociology, under the guidance of David Harding, an expert on urban inequality and poverty. Murray hopes to bring empirical work in sociology to bear on his philosophical work on moral responsibility and blameworthiness. As he notes, although many philosophers have argued about the extent to which culture and socialization can affect moral responsibility, their arguments are typically light on the empirical details. He sees great potential for productive interchange between philosophers and sociologists working on similar issues.

Kristin Primus to join the faculty

Kristin Primus, currently an Assistant Professor at Georgetown, has accepted an offer to join the Philosophy Department at Berkeley. Primus is a specialist in early modern philosophy (particularly Leibniz and Spinoza). We look forward to welcoming her to Berkeley in Fall 2016.

Shamik Dasgupta to join faculty

Shamik Dasgupta, currently an Associate Professor at Princeton, has accepted an offer to join the Philosophy Department at Berkeley. Dasgupta is a specialist in metaphysics and the philosophy of science. His work explores how symmetry considerations can be used to argue for metaphysical conclusions about spacetime, individuals, and quantities. We are looking forward to welcoming him to Berkeley in Fall 2016.