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2020 News


Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Weston, who has successfully defended his dissertation, “Defending Pragmatic Epistemic Instrumentalism: A Pragmatic Account of Epistemic Normativity.”

November 18, 2020

Congratulations on the fantastic performance of the NU Ethics Bowl Team in this year's regional competition! The Team has qualified to go to Nationals in February.

November 16, 2020


Congratulations to Dr. Carry Osborne, who has successfully defended his PhD dissertation, "A Social Approach to Doxastic Responsibility."

October 29, 2020

Congratulations to Jennifer Lackey for receiving a $100,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the needs of prison education programs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

October 14, 2020


Congratulations to Patricia Marechal for being named co-director of the Northwestern Classics Cluster.

June 24, 2020

Congratulations to Jennifer Lackey for having been elected the next Vice President of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division!

June 1, 2020



The Department of Philosophy office will be operating remotely for the foreseeable future, and can be contacted using regular email and phone channels.

March 16, 2020


Congratulations to José Medina who published, "Complex Communication and Decolonial Struggles: The Forging of Deep Coalitions through Emotional Echoing and Resistant Imaginations" in the journal Critical Philosophy of Race.

February 26, 2020