Dr. José Bermúdez has been awarded an ACLS Fellowship this year. He is now one of 78 2018 ACLS Fellows that were chosen out of 1,150 applicants. “The 2018 ACLS Fellows hail from more than 50 colleges and universities,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “Fellows were selected for their potential to […]
By José Bermúdez Published by: MIT Press, February 23, 2018 These essays explore how the rich and sophisticated forms of self-consciousness with which we are most familiar — as philosophers, psychologists, and as ordinary, reflective individuals — depend on a complex underpinning that has been largely invisible to students of the self and self-consciousness. José […]
Dr. Claire Katz has recently been appointed the Murray and Celeste Fasken Chair in Distinguished Teaching. The appointment begins on September 1, 2017. A prestigious five-year appointment, Dr. Katz has a range of plans to use the support of the appointment to help faculty, graduate student, and undergraduates advance their pedagogy and teaching.
Dr. Gregory Pappas received the Distinguished Research Fellowship with the Latino Research Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin for 2017-2018. The Latino Research Initiative is a national leader in research and policy about issues affecting Latinos. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the Latino Research Initiative was created to generate vital data, grants […]
By Jose Luis Bermudez Published by Oxford University Press on March 26, 2017 No words in English are shorter than “I” and few, if any, play a more fundamental role in language and thought. In Understanding “I”: Thought and Language Jose Luis Bermudez continues his longstanding work on the self and self-consciousness. Bermudez develops a model of how […]
Dr. Tommy Curry was recently awarded the USC Shoah Foundation and A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellowship for his work on Black men and the various genocidal logics imposed upon them in the United States. Upon visiting the USC Center for Advanced Genocide Research in January, Dr. Curry discovered testimonies of Jewish men who […]
When we hear the word “philosopher,” we tend to think of Ancient Greeks like Socrates or Plato, or perhaps the Frenchman René Descartes, or maybe infamous Germans like Karl Marx or Friedrich Nietzsche. Influential philosophers thus seem to populate the past. But are there any important philosophers living in the world today? We can thank […]
For the second year in a row, Dr. Kenny Easwaran has had a paper selected by The Philosopher’s Annual, whose goal is to select the ten best articles published in philosophy each year. For the most recent volume, selecting from articles published in 2015, the web site selected Dr. Easwaran’s paper “Dr. Truthlove or: How […]