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Lippitt from Hertfordshire to Notre Dame Australia

John Lippitt, currently Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Hertfordshire, is moving to the University of Notre Dame Australia, where he will be Professor of Philosophy and Director of the University’s Institute for Ethics and Society. Professor Lippit’s main areas of research include Kierkegaard and ethics, especially the moral psychology of virtues and vices. His new book, Love’s Forgiveness, is scheduled to be published by Oxford University Press later this year. You can learn more about his work here. Professor Lippitt takes up his new position on February 17th, and will retain a fractional appointment at Hertfordshire. The post Lippitt from Hertfordshire to Notre Dame Australia appeared first on Daily [More]

C. Thi Nguyen from Utah Valley to University of Utah

C. Thi Nguyen, currently associate professor of philosophy at Utah Valley University, will be moving to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah. Professor Nguyen works in aesthetics, ethics, and epistemology, or as he puts it, “trust, art, games, and communities”. His first book, Games: Agency as Art, is coming out in April. You can learn more about his work at his site and at PhilPapers. At the University of Utah, Nguyen will be associate professor of philosophy. The position he was hired for concerns issues at the intersection of philosophy and digital technology. He says: the position was for somebody who could connect with the computer science and game design programs: research collaborations, co-teaching, and hopefully making philosophy classes aimed at game design students and CS students, along with philosophy kids. (The UofU has one of the world’s biggest and best game design programs.) So if things work out as hoped, I’ll be developing classes in game ethics, game aesthetics,  data ethics, design ethics, technology ethics, and hopefully getting in at least some students who actually are dedicating their lives to making the stuff.  Professor Nguyen takes up his new position at the University of Utah on July 1st. The post C. Thi Nguyen from Utah Valley to University of Utah appeared first on Daily [More]

Bird from KCL to Cambridge’s Russell Professorship

Alexander Bird, currently the Peter Sowerby Professor of Philosophy and Medicine at King’s College, London (KCL), has been named as the next Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University.  Professor Bird, who moved to KCL in 2018, works in philosophy of science, the philosophy and history of medicine, metaphysics, and epistemology. He new book, Knowing Science, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.  You can learn more about Professor Bird’s research here. The Russell Professorship was created in 1896. It is currently held by Huw Price, who is reportedly retiring in September. The previous Russell Professors were: Simon Blackburn (2001-2011), D. H. Mellor (1986-99), Elizabeth Anscombe (1970-86), John Wisdom (1952-68), G. H. von Wright (1948-51), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1939-47), G. E. Moore (1925-39), and James Ward (1896-1925). Professor Bird is also a composer, and some of his musical works are listed here. Here is his 2018 Movement for Wind Quintet:   The post Bird from KCL to Cambridge’s Russell Professorship appeared first on Daily [More]

Jacobson from Michigan to Colorado

Daniel Jacobson, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, will be moving to the University of Colorado, Boulder. At Colorado, Dr. Jacobson will be a tenured professor in the Department of Philosophy and the holder of the Benson Chair, a position endowed through the Bruce Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization. He will also serve as the director of the Benson Center. Dr. Jacobson is known for his work in ethics, moral psychology, aesthetics, and the moral and political philosophy of John Stuart Mill. He starts at Colorado in Fall, 2020. The post Jacobson from Michigan to Colorado appeared first on Daily [More]

Hausman from Wisconsin to Rutgers; Antony Gets Long-Term Visiting Position

Dan Hausman, currently the Herbert A. Simon and Hilldale Professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be moving to Rutgers University. At Rutgers, Dr. Hausman will be Research Professor of Bioethics in the Rutgers’ new Center for Population Level Bioethics, and hold a secondary appointment in the university’s department of philosophy (half his teaching will be in the philosophy department). Hausman is known for his work in philosophy of economics and the philosophy of health and health care. He takes up his new position at Rutgers this coming Fall, and will be there for six years. Rutgers has also hired Louise Antony, professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. She will teach one graduate seminar at Rutgers each year at for (at least) the next five years. Professor Antony is known for her work in a variety of areas, including philosophy of mind, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Her appointment at Rutgers will begin in the 2020-21 academic year. (via Dean Zimmerman) The post Hausman from Wisconsin to Rutgers; Antony Gets Long-Term Visiting Position appeared first on Daily [More]

Bader from Oxford to Fribourg

Ralf Bader, until recently an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford, will be taking up a full professorship at Universitaet Fribourg in Switzerland. Professor Bader works in mainly in ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, and Kant. You can browse some of his works here. He takes up his new position at Freibourg in January. (via Kacper Kowalczyk) The post Bader from Oxford to Fribourg appeared first on Daily [More]

Bader from Oxford to Freibourg

Ralf Bader, until recently an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford, will be taking up a full professorship at Universitaet Freibourg in Switzerland. Professor Bader works in mainly in ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, and Kant. You can browse some of his works here. He takes up his new position at Freibourg in January. (via Kacper Kowalczyk) The post Bader from Oxford to Freibourg appeared first on Daily [More]

Beall from Connecticut to Notre Dame

Jc Beall, currently Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, has accepted an offer from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Beall is known for his work in logic and philosophy of logic. See his site for links to his work (as well as to various elements of the “logic scene”). He also has interests in philosophy of religion and philophical theology, as well as metaphysics and epistemology. Professor Beall has been at the University of Connecticut since 2000, though he has held numerous visiting and fractional appointments at various institutions over the years, and he spent the 2018-19 academic year as a Research Fellow at Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion. He takes up his new position as the O’Neill Family Chair in Philosophy at Notre Dame in the Fall of 2020. The post Beall from Connecticut to Notre Dame appeared first on Daily [More]

Velleman from NYU to Johns Hopkins (updated)

J. David Velleman, currently professor of philosophy at New York University, has accepted an offer from the Department of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).  Professor Velleman will hold the Miller Research Professorship in Philosophy at JHU. He is known for his work in moral philosophy. Links to many of his papers and books can be found here. The Miller Professorship is named for William H. “Bill” Miller III, who last year donated $75 million to the JHU Department of Philosophy. Professor Velleman takes up his new position January 1st, 2020. (See updated, below.) (via Steven Gross) UPDATE: Professor Velleman wrote in with a clarification: “I am retiring from NYU at the end of this academic year, and Hopkins is appointing me as a Research Professor, which is not a regular faculty position…  I am retiring and in retirement I will be a Research Professor at Hopkins.”   The post Velleman from NYU to Johns Hopkins (updated) appeared first on Daily [More]

Glanzberg from Northwestern to Rutgers

Michael Glanzberg, currently professor of philosophy at Northwestern University, will be taking up a senior position in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Professor Glanzberg works in philosophy of language, logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of psychology, and related areas. You can learn more about his research here. He starts his new position at Rutgers in January, 2020. (via Dean Zimmerman) The post Glanzberg from Northwestern to Rutgers appeared first on Daily [More]

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