Tuesday, February 21, 2012

3 new Leeds philosophers!

I'm delighted to announce three new hires at Leeds: Paolo Santorio, Paulina Sliwa, and Matthew Smith.

Paolo received his PhD from MIT in 2011 and is currently a postdoc at the ANU. He works on the philosophy of language, mind and epistemology, with some interests in metaethics, and his paper 'Reference and Monstrosity' is forthcoming in The Philosophical Review.

Paulina is currently finishing up her PhD at MIT. She works on ethics and epistemology, and on their intersection. Her paper 'In Defense of Moral Testimony' is forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.

Matthew Smith received his PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in 2004 and currently works at Yale. He works on moral and political philosophy, and has a bunch of papers in places like Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophers' Imprint, Philosophical Studies, etc.

These are three outstanding philosophers, and will make a great contribution to our Centre for Metaphysics and Mind and our Centre for Ethics and Metaethics.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Metaphysical Mayhem!

I've been asked to post the following:

Metaphysical Mayhem is back! Rutgers University will be hosting a 5-day summer school for graduate students May 14-18, 2012. John Hawthorne, Katherine Hawley, Ted Sider, Jonathan Schaffer, and Dean Zimmerman will lead the seminars on a variety of topics in metaphysics, including: natural properties, composition as identity, grounding, metaphysical explanation, and stuff like that...

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