We are sad to announce that emeritus professor of philosophy Burnham Terrell passed away November 13, 2013. He was a member of the faculty in the department of philosophy for many years and worked on topics in the history of philosophy and philosophy of mind. Obituary
We are sad to announce that emeritus professor of philosophy Keith Gunderson passed away October 14, 2013. He was a member of the faculty in the department of philosophy for 40 years and made seminal contributions to discussions in the philosophy of mind, as well as being an accomplished poet. Obituary
The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in philosophy of science beginning fall semester 2014. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year and at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor consistent with collegiate and University policy. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in philosophy or related field. Areas of specialization: Philosophy of physical science. Areas of competence: We are seeking someone whose research interests complement others in the department. Ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses on general issues in philosophy of science is required. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Professor Jos Uffink. To apply or learn more about the position, please go here.
Congratulations to Michelle Mason for being selected as an associate editor for the journal Ethics. Read more here...
Congratulations to C. Kenneth Waters, director of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, who has been elected President of the Philosophy of Science Association. Professor Waters will serve a two-year term (from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014) as Vice-President of the PSA, after which he will serve a two-year term (January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016) as President of the Association, delivering the PSA Presidential Address at PSA2016 in Atlanta.
Interested in doing cutting-edge research in an area of philosophy? The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) makes this possible. UROP provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduate students either to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor or work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project. In the process you develop a detailed knowledge of research methods while the faculty sponsors gain the assistance of enthusiastic and capable students.