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.” 

Congratulations to Professor Aaron Zimmerman for the publication of his new book Belief: A Pragmatic Picture (Oxford University Press).

We are delighted to announce that Patricio A. Fernandez will be joining our faculty starting Fall 2019. (...)

  • 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.
  • 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.