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News Archive: 2014

Publication in the Journal of Philosophy.

10 November, 2014

Aaron Cotnoir and Douglas Edwards (PhD St Andrews) have had their paper "From Truth Pluralism to Ontological Pluralism and Back Again" accepted for publication in the Journal of Philosophy.

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Review of Cappelen and Dever's 'The Inessential Indexical'

15 September, 2014

'This crisp, lean, and tightly argued study deserves the attention of anyone interested in the topics of indexicality, perspective, and the first person. Those who are sympathetic with the authors' skepticism that indexical representations are essential within semantics, philosophy of mind, epistemology, or action theory will be pleased with the fresh scrutiny provided, while those partial to the indispensability of indexicals should welcome the occasion to sharpen their own views and argumentation. My prediction is that this fine book will significantly advance the debate about the place of perspective and indexicality in human thought and action.'

See the full review

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L A Paul wins Sanders book prize

20 August, 2014

L A Paul and Ned Hall win the Sanders book prize for their book, Causation: A User's Guide (Oxford University Press).


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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

6 July, 2014

Dr Torfinn Huvenes has accepted a tree year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at CSMN, the University of Oslo.

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AHRC grant awarded: Rethinking Mind and Meaning

11 June, 2014

A case study from a co-disciplinary approach

In what sense are non-verbal creatures such as animals and human infants capable of thought? Can they reason? Are they able to use sophisticated concepts such as knowledge, causality or intentionality in their dealings with the physical and social world? If they can already do these complex things, what makes adult human thought unique?

This project brings together researchers from the humanities (e.g., linguistics and philosophy) and the sciences (e.g., psychology and biology) in a co- disciplinary effort to make progress on such fundamental questions about the nature of thought, the human-animal divide, and the nature of meaning and communication.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

9 June, 2014

Margot Strohminger has accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Antwerp's Centre for Philosophical Psychology, which is scheduled to start later this summer.

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Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellowship

2 June, 2014

Dr Mark Thakkar from Lincoln College, Oxford, will be joining Arché in September 2014 to hold a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for three years to work on a new edition and English translation of John Wyclif’s Logic. His mentor during the Fellowship will be Professor Stephen Read.

Written in the 1360s, the Logic blends philosophy with science and theology, covering topics like optics, geometry, digestion, planetary motion, atoms, time, space, and God’s foreknowledge. Its breadth should have made it a valuable source for intellectual historians, but it has hardly been studied because the nineteenth-century edition is so defective as to be frequently unintelligible. Advances in medieval scholarship, including the discovery of better manuscripts, will enable Dr Thakkar to make it more readable and widely discussed than it has been for six hundred years.

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Publication: Nick Hughes

14 April, 2014

Nick Hughes' paper, 'Is knowledge the ability to φ for the reason that p?' is now forthcoming in the journal Episteme.

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Prof L.A. Paul awarded a Guggenheim fellowship

11 April, 2014

We're delighted to announce that Prof L.A. Paul has just been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship.

For further details see

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12 March, 2014

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Congratulations Dr Friedman-Biglin

11 March, 2014

It is a great pleasure to announce that Noah Friedman-Biglin passed his viva. Noah successfully passed his disputation on his doctorate thesis Carnap's 'Conventionalism: Logic, Science, and Tolerance' with typographical corrections.

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Congratulations Dr Strohminger

3 March, 2014

It is a great pleasure to announce that Margot Strohminger passed her viva. Margot successfully passed her disputation on her doctorate thesis 'Knowledge of Modality by Imagining' with no corrections. Congratulations Dr Strohminger!

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Publication: Margot Strohminger

24 February, 2014

Margot Strohminger’s article: Modal Humeanism and arguments from possibility”, has recently appeared in The Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. It can be accessed online here

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Cappelen responds to Weatherson, Chalmers, Weinberg and Bengson

24 January, 2014

Forthcoming in Philosophical Studies:

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New paper "Does universalism entail extensionalism?"

15 January, 2014

Aaron Cotnoir's new paper "Does universalism entail extensionalism?" is forthcoming in Noûs.

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Appointment of new Professorial Fellows

14 January, 2014

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new quarter-time Professorial Fellows to the Arché Research Centre within Philosophy at St Andrews: Professors Josh Dever, Matthew McGrath, L. A. Paul, and Gabriel Uzquiano. Their five-year appointments will commence on 1 April 2014 with the exception of Professor McGrath who will commence on 1 September 2014.

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