Philosophy Hall at night, viewed from Sproul Plaza


Congratulations to our graduates!

Today at 4pm we gather at the Faculty Glade to celebrate the 2023 graduating members of Berkeley’s philosophy program, both graduate and undergraduate. Three students will be awarded the PhD (Michael Arsenault, Joseph Kassman-Tod and Emily Perry). More than seventy students will be awarded the BA. This year’s Undergraduate Speaker is Sopuruchukwu Nwachukwu; Anusha Celly is being awarded the Departmental Citation, and Nicholas Ashworth is the winner of this year’s Griffin Sean Madden Prize. We will be welcoming back alumnus Nick Riggle to give the commencement address. – Congratulations to the entire class of 2023 Berkeley Philosophy graduates!

May 13, 2023

Fink and Schwayder Prize Winners

This year’s Fink Prize is awarded to Luca Passi for the essay “Promising by Normative Assurance.” The Schwayder Prize has two recipients this year, owing to an unusually strong field of competitors: Katie Coyne, for the essay “Why Does Practical Wisdom Require Character Virtue?” and Guillaume Massas for the essay “Orthologic and the Open Future.”

May 12, 2023

Jes Heppler wins Chateaubriand

Philosophy graduate student Jes Heppler has won a Chateaubriand Fellowship from the French Embassy to the United States to spend four months in Paris this coming academic year working with Dr Frédérique de Vignemont (CNRS, Jean Nicod) on the problem of “gut feelings.” Congratulations Jes!

May 12, 2023

New Berkeley Connect Fellows

Congratulations to new Berkeley Connect Fellows Caitlin Dolan, Tee Haddow and Joseph Kassman-Tod.

May 09, 2023