Marta Heckel has joined the Philosophy Department as an assistant professor. Her specialization is ancient western philosophy, especially Plato.
She earned her Ph.D. in 2017 at Cornell University and served there as the Philosophical Review Visiting Lecturer during 2017–2018. We are delighted to have her on board and bid her a warm welcome!
University of Missouri alumnus Joseph Bartzel has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2018 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Incoming Grad Students 2018.
Paul Hamilton has successfully passed the oral defense of his dissertation, "Resisting the Nudge." Congratulations, Paul!
Check out our exciting new full-color department brochure!
Troy Hall has successfully passed the oral defense of his dissertation, "Three Studies in the Philosophy of Jazz." Congratulations, Troy!
We are pleased to announce that Jon Marc Asper's paper "A Defense of Parity: Value Intransitivity without a Money Pump", and Alek Wilsey's paper "An Illocutionary Model of Discursive Injustice", have been accepted for presentation at the next APA Eastern Meeting. Let’s give them a round of hearty congratulations!!
The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to report that three of our courses earned the diversity-intensive designation for summer and fall 2018:
PHIL 4810, Philosophy of India
PHIL 2150, Philosophy of Race
PHIL 2900, Environmental Ethics
Keith Harris has successfully passed his oral defense of his dissertation, "The Epistemology of Group Agents." Congratulations, Keith!
Hearty congratulations to the following NINE Mizzou philosophy majors who have just won MU College of A&S Scholarships for 2018-2019:
What a great crop of majors we have right now!