Ruth Barcan Marcus Passes Away

Ruth Barcan Marcus passed away on February 19th, 2012
Ruth Barcan Marcus passed away on February 19th, 2012 [More]

Wanna Be A Philosopher?

Guidance and resources from around the web for those considering pursuing philosophy.
Guidance and resources from around the web for those considering pursuing philosophy. [More]

Moral Philosopher’s ‘Shell Marriage’

A moral philosophy professor who apparently married a woman 17 years years ago to get into the United States, lived with her just 3 months then divorced her 10 years later without letting her know.
A moral philosophy professor who apparently married a woman 17 years years ago to get into the United States, lived with her just 3 months then divorced her 10 years later without letting her know. [More]

Born This Day: J.L. Austin

1911 – 1960 John Langshaw Austin (not to be confused with John Austin (1790) who also wrote on philosophy of language) was a British philosopher mainly known for his William James lectures delivered at Harvard in 1955 and published posthumously as How to Do Things with Words. Died at 48 of lung... [More]

Born This Day: Daniel C. Dennett

b. 1942 Dennett is a philosopher of science who has written extensively on a wide variety of subjects including free will, consciousness, intentionality, Darwinism, and religion. He is known primarily for his groundbreaking book Darwin's Dangerous Idea in which he attempts to establish a philosophi... [More]

Born This Day: Corliss Lamont

1902 – 1995 Corliss Lamont is known as a vocal humanist, socialist, and defender of civil liberties. Frequently the target of the United States government, Lamont took many issues before the courts some reaching the Supreme Court. His phones were tapped by the FBI and his tax returns and cancelled ... [More]

Born This Day: Antonio Rosmini

1797-1855 Antonio Rosmini-Serbati was a part of the Italian Idealist movement and focused his work on repairing the damage done by the Enlightenment to religious belief -- an emphasis that was very popular in the seventeen and eighteen hundreds. Rosmini can be seen as a part of the tradition of Kan... [More]

New Plantinga Fellow Announced

Baylor University’s Bob Roberts as named as Notre Dame University’s Plantinga Fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Religion. Roberts received his Ph.D. from Yale and specializes in ethics (especially virtues), Kierkegaard, emotion theory, moral psychology, and epistemology. His books include: Emo... [More]

Four philosophers--and one psychologist--you've never heard of (but should know)

Even if you’re not a professional philosopher, you’ve heard of Plato and Kant and probably Russell and Descartes because of their enormous influence on just about everything academic. But what about great thinkers that rarely show up in introductory philosophy courses?
Even if you’re not a professional philosopher, you’ve heard of Plato and Kant and probably Russell and Descartes because of their enormous influence on just about everything academic. But what about great thinkers that rarely show up in introductory philosophy courses? [More]