News Archive


Junior philosophy major Maggie Hitchcock is one of five recipients of the 2018 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship.


Anthony Chiarito (M.A., 2011) has been named one of "The 10 Most Powerful Young People Working in PR Today" by The Observer.


Philosophy major Matthew Wolf won the 2017 Illinois Philosophical Association Undergraduate Student Essay Contest for his essay "Negative Existentials: A Problem of Mistaken Beliefs."


Prof. Valia Allori discusses "Gravity and the Dark Side of Science" at the Institute for Arts and Ideas.


Prof. Mylan Engel received a Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship to offer a new course on The Philosophy of Food in Spring 2017.


Jason Hanna was awarded the 2016 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, marking the third consecutive year that a Philosophy faculty member has received the award.

Prof. Geoff Pynn did an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. Check out what he had to say.


Geoff Pynn has received high praise from Open Culture for his work with the WiPhi open access philosophy project.


Junior philosophy major and Research Rookie David Lorenzo won Third Place Humanities Prize at the Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day.


James "Twigz" McGuire (M.A., 2016), in his capacity as outreach coordinator for the Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic, helped open a Little Free Library to serve the children of Sycamore.


Matthew Babb (B.A., 2006; M.A., 2010) won the 2015 Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize for his essay "The Essential Indexicality of Intentional Action," which will appear in the July issue of Philosophical Quarterly. Matt is currently a doctoral student in philosophy at University of Southern California.


G. K. Wuori (B.A., 1967), former Illinois Arts Council Fellow, has just published his fourth work of fiction, HoneyLee's Girl, with Black Rose Writing.

Tanya Kostochka (M.A., 2013) has become a cartoonist for the philosophy blog Daily Nous. In her day job, Tanya is a doctoral student in philosophy at University of Southern California.


Emma Duncan (M.A., 2015) just published "Trolleys and Transplants: Derailing the Distinction Between Doing and Allowing" in De Ethica. Emma is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in philosophy at University of California at San Diego.


Renee Jorgensen Bolinger (M.A., 2012), who created the above picture of the Philosophy Department faculty and the Philosopher Portraits series, just had her paper "The Pragmatics of Slurs" published in Noûs. Renee is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in philosophy at University of Southern California.


Andrew Chapman (M.A., 2009) has become Project Editor of 1000-Word Philosophy, "an ever-growing set of original 1000-word essays on philosophical topics."


Andy Carson (M.A., 2012) has received coverage in The Chronicle of Higher Education for his study of job placement by doctoral programs in philosophy. He has now published a follow-up study reporting on the placement records of M.A. programs in philosophy.