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Schechter from WUSTL to Indiana

Elizabeth Schecter, previously in the Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis, is now associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington. Professor Schechter works on psychological unity and its connection to questions about personal identity, self-knowledge, the unity of consciousness, the nature of belief, and related matters. Her book, Self-Consciousness and ‘Split’ Brains: The Mind’s I, came out last year. You can learn more about her work here. The post Schechter from WUSTL to Indiana appeared first on Daily [More]

Srinivasan Appointed to Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory

Amia Srinivasan, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford and a tutorial fellow at St John’s College, will be the next holder of the Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory at Oxford. Professor Srinivasan works in political philosophy, epistemology, history and philosophy of feminism, and metaphilosophy, and is known for both her scholarly and public-facing work. The Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory had been unoccupied since Jeremy Waldron left the position for New York University in 2014. Professor Srinivasan will be the first woman, and the first non-white person, to hold this position. Previous Chichele Professors in Social Political Theory, besides Professor Waldron, were: G.A. Cohen, Charles Taylor, John Plamenatz, Isaiah Berlin, and G.D.H. Cole. The post Srinivasan Appointed to Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory appeared first on Daily [More]

Naomi Zack from Oregon to Lehman College, CUNY

Naomi Zack is leaving the University of Oregon to become Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY).  Professor Zack is best known for her work in philosophy of race, in which she has authored titles such as The Theory of Applicative Justice: An Empirical Pragmatic Approach to Correcting Racial Injustice (2016),  White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of US Police Racial Profiling and Homicide (2015), and The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy (2011, 2015). She is also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race (2017). She takes up her new position this coming Fall. The post Naomi Zack from Oregon to Lehman College, CUNY appeared first on Daily [More]

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