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Seven Stanford University scholars have been awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships. This prestigious honor recognizes mid-career scholars, artists and scientists who have demonstrated a previous capacity for outstanding…

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Levin challenges arguments for transhumanism, showing the notion of humanity's self-transcendence into "posthumanity" to be little more than fantasy. Click here to learn more. 

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Philosophy PhD alumni Govind Persad, Dan Halliday, RJ Leland and others have co-authored this article in Science:

An ethical framework for global vaccine allocation…

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Helen Longino is recognized for her work in philosophical naturalism and feminist epistemology, and Michael Friedman for his work on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.

Two philosophy professors in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences…

  • In Memoriam

The Stanford Philosophy Department will be hosting a Memorial Reception for Ken Taylor. 

Please check here for more information. 

  • In Memoriam

by John Perry

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Ken Taylor, a long time friend, colleague, and co-host. Stunned, actually. A great man with a wonderful family, who…

  • In Memoriam

Taylor was dedicated to helping students, colleagues and the general public ask tough questions and live an examined life.


Kenneth A. Taylor, the Henry Waldgrave Stuart…

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BY Alex Shashkevich

Stanford philosopher MICHAEL BRATMAN has been honored for his work on the basic forms of human social interactions and cooperation.

Bratman, the U. G. and Abbie Birch Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities…

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The new institute will focus on guiding artificial intelligence to benefit humanity.


Stanford University is launching a new institute committed to studying, guiding and developing human-centered…

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As officials in several U.S. cities consider experimenting with universal basic income, a Stanford lab aims to educate policymakers and the public about the latest research on what happens when…

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Professor Debra Satz (Stanford) will receive an honorary doctorate the afternoon of November 8, 2018 on the occasion of the 105th birthday (“dies Natalis”) on recommendation of the Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity”.…

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by University Communications on September 15, 2017 3:11 pm Categories: Heard on Campus, On the Move  

Philosophy Talk, the popular radio show starring Stanford philosophers KEN TAYLOR and JOHN PERRY, has added two new voices to its broadcast…

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From LSE website:


The London School of Economics and Political Science is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015…

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News originally posted on the APA website:

2017 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest Winners Announced

Monday, June 26, 2017 …

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Equality, evil, progress and tradition were some of the big concepts Stanford professors examined in Dangerous Ideas, a new humanities course held in spring quarter.


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Stanford alumna Sabine Tsuruda has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.    The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious…
  • Addresses

 Franz Brentano Lectures on Practical Philosophy given at University of Vienna April 2017  

On Planning Agent’s Self-Governance Over Time   Thinking and Acting Together   The Rational Dynamics of Planning Agency
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The Stanford Philosophy Department congratulates our colleague Edward Zalta, Senior Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information, and  Principal Editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, who is…

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Stanford doctoral candidate Blake Francis hopes to create a framework that governments could use to evaluate their climate change policies and consider when it’s morally justified for them to emit greenhouse gases.