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Announcements

Congratulations to the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl debate team for taking first place in the Wasatch Regional Competition and advancing to the National Finals this spring in Baltimore. They placed above fifteen other teams. Well done, UCSB! The winning team consists of Dylan Goldman, Patrick Wu, and Varun Iyer. UCSB's second team consisted of Shay Guerrero, James Sylvester, Sofia Lyon, and Ethan Yu. Both teams are coached by Alex LeBrun and Jason Hanschmann.

The department welcomes five new graduate students for Fall '18: Morgan Davies, Colton Heiberg, Richard Lamb, Jordan Neidlinger, and Charles Perkins.

Congratulations to Professor Daniel Korman and his co-author Professor Dustin Locke (Clarement McKenna College) for winning the 2018 Sanders Prize in Metaethics with their paper “Against Minimalist Responses to Moral Debunking Arguments.” 

  • Meeting — Undergraduate Philosophy Club on Thursdays in the Philosophy Department Common Room at 5 PM
  • Meeting — Ethics Bowl on Tuesdays in the Philosophy Department Common Room at 7 PM
  • Reading Groups — Faculty and Graduate Student led reading groups are regularily offered.
  • Meeting — The MAP undergraduate reading group will meet Fridays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in South Hall 5705 for the Winter '19 quarter.
  • The Sage Center for the Study of the Mind also has regular talks from fellows, as well as a special guest lecture series throughout the academic year.

Events

Demitri El Murr (Ecole Normal Supérieure) will deliver a talk to the Philosophy Department on Tuesday, 3/5 at 11 a.m.

  1. March 5, 2019 - 11:00am

The 2019 Steven Humphrey Lecture in the Philosophy of Science will be given by Jenann Ismael (Columbia) on February 22nd, 2019.

  1. February 22, 2019

Tatyana Kostochka (USC) will deliver a talk to the graduate students in the Department's common room.

  1. February 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
  1. Grad Talk

Gabriel Rubin (NYU Abu Dhabi) will deliver a talk to the Philosophy Department.

  1. February 8, 2019 - 4:00pm

Sam Zahn will deliver a talk to the graduate students in the Department's common room.

  1. February 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
  1. Grad Talk

Rick Lamb will deliver a talk to the graduate students in the Department's common room.

  1. January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
  1. Grad Talk

Charles Perkins will deliver a talk to the graduate students in the Department's common room.

  1. January 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
  1. Grad Talk

David Mokriski will deliver a talk to the graduate students in the Department's common room.

  1. January 11, 2019 - 4:00pm

Gavin Lawrence (UCLA) will deliver a talk to the Department on November 30th in South Hall 5617 at 4 p.m.

  1. November 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

David Liebesman (Calgary) will deliver a talk to the Department on November 9th in South Hall 5617 at 4 p.m.

  1. November 9, 2018 - 4:00pm