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2016 News


Congratulations to Dr. Chelsea Egbert on successfully defending her dissertation!

October 11, 2016


Congratulations to Professor Rachel Zuckert on being awarded an NEH Fellowship for 2017-18 for her project entitled “The Naturalist Aesthetics of German Philosopher J. G. Herder (1744-1803).”​

August 4, 2016


Congratulations to NU grad student Nick Leonard, on publishing his paper "Testimony, Evidence, and Interpersonal Reasons" in Philosophical Studies.

July 18, 2016


Congratulations to Professor Richard Kraut on being awarded a Guggenheim for his project entitled "Oysters and Experience Machines".

May 19, 2016

Congrats to Carlos Pereira Di Salvo and Mark Thomson on winning the 2015-2016 Thomas A. McCarthy for teaching excellence!

May 16, 2016

Congratulations to PhD student Amy Floweree for publishing her paper "Agency of Intention and Belief" in Synthese.

May 6, 2016


Congratulations to NU Philosophy PhD Seth Mayer, on his tenure-track job at Manchester University.

April 27, 2016

This year, we had two winners and one honorable mention for the First-Year Seminar Writing Awards.

April 11, 2016
  • Christina Liu, "Mary Astell and the Problem of Mind and Body" (Prof. Sean Ebels Duggan, "Mind and Morals: Excluded Voices)
  • Aidan Perreault, "Terrorism and the Infringement of Civil Liberty" (Prof. Axel Mueller, "What Is Democracy?")
  • Megan Pan, "The Capacity for Freedom" (Prof. Baron Reed, "Persons among Other Things")


Congratulations to Professor Penny Deutscher for having been awarded the Joan and Sarepta Harrison Professorship in Ethics and Justice.

March 21, 2016

Congratulations to NU Philosophy grad student Carlos Pereira Di Salvo, on winning both a Fulbright and a DAAD for academic year 2016-17.

March 8, 2016

Congratulations to Philosophy and Law graduate student Raff Donelson, on publishing "Cruel and Unusual What?" in The Washington University Jurisprudence Review.

March 4, 2016