Professor Tina Rulli's research featured by the Institute for Social Sciences and Center for Genetics and Society
In two new publications, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Tina Rulli grapples with the ethics of risk and rescue, and their implications for public policy, as well as the technology of three-person IVF, arguing it is not a “life-saving therapy” or even a medical treatment at all. This exciting new research has been featured on the websites of the Institute for Social Sciences and Center for Genetics and Society.
Usually (but not always) held on Fridays throughout the year in the Philosophy Department Library. The next departmental colloquium will be delivered by Professor Craig Callender (UC San Diego) and is titled "The Rise and Fall of Quantum Gravity." It will be held on Friday, October 7 at 3:10pm in the philosophy department library.
Professor Alyssa Ney has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that will support her research on the interpretation of quantum theories. She will spend the 2016-17 academic year developing a realist interpretation that promises to make the implications of quantum mechanics comprehensible.
Philosophy department PhD student Ted Shear has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the Economics department at the University of Queensland on a grant with John Quiggin and Laurie Paul. The position starts on January 1, 2017. Congratulations, Ted!
The Philosop-her website profiles the work of outstanding women in philosophy. In this installment, Professor Oshana discusses her research, as well as her contributions to improving the environment for women in the profession, including starting u-POW.
Professor Millstein presented work at a panel presentation on 'A War on Science? Vaccines, Climate Change, GMOs, and the Role of Science' at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington DC this past February. The session has since been reported in the journals Science and Scientific American.
Please join us in congratulating Professor G.J. Mattey on this much deserved honor recognizing his service to the university. The prize was awarded at a special ceremony May 16.
UC Davis Professor of Philosophy Robert May discusses Frege and the problem of identity on a new Elucidations podcast from the University of Chicago. Follow the link to listen!
Our very own Gerald Dworkin has published two articles in the Stone (The New York Times's forum for philosophy) on lying. See his most recent piece here.
The 2016 Davis Undergraduate Philosophy Conference was held on campus Saturday, April 23rd in the Andrews Conference Room. Students from around the region presented work on Frege, the philosophy of mind, social philosophy, and epistemology. The conference was organized by the Davis Philosophy Club and featured a keynote lecture by Sacramento State professor Dan Weijer.
Philosophy Club meetings