Robert Barrett, Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Philosophy Department, has passed away. Bob received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in the 1961. In the 1960s, Washington University hired Richard Rudner, then editor of Philosophy of Science, to rebuild the WU Philosophy Department with a concentration on philosophy of science.
Mark Povich has successfully defended his dissertation "Model and World: Generalizing the Ontic Conception of Scientific Explanation"
The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Helen Stenner Memorial Essay Competition:
Jack Goldberg, Undergraduate, for his essay "Aristotle's Posthumous Goods."
Emily Prychitko, Graduate, for her essay "Establishing Constitutive Relevance in Mechanisms."
We are delighted to announce that David Rose (Rutgers) will join us next year as a McDonnell Post-doctoral Fellow:
Nicholas Baima has been appointed as Assistant Professor at Florida
We are delighted to announce that the Journal of the American Philosophical Association has received the PROSE award for best new journal in the humanities and socia
This is very exciting!