• 2022-09-08 - The Philosophy Department recently extended a Faculty Affiliate Position to Professor Michael Moore, the Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. University Chair. Moore is also a faculty member in the Center for Advanced Studies, a faculty member in the College of Law, and Co-Director of the Illinois Program in Law...
  • 2022-09-05 - Illinois Philosophy is proud to announce that four new lecturers - Zachary Biondi, Seungil Lee, Patrick Leland, and Ioan Muntean - have joined the faculty this Fall.
  • 2022-06-28 - This story was written by Ashley Gilbert, an upcoming sophomore journalism student at the University of Illinois. Ashley aspires to become an investigative journalist and use journalism to have an impact on the world The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is home to some of the greatest academics in the world, one of those great academics is Professor Helga Varden of the...
  • 2022-05-31 - The winner of the 2022 Caton Prize is Robert Vanderbeek. The title of Robert's paper is "Why Responsibility Doesn't Make the Cut."  The winner of the 2022 Shwayder Prize is Emily Ann Pasetes. The title of Emily's paper is "Structural Evidential Modeling and its Implications on Permissivism."  
  • 2022-05-25 - Nine philosophy undergraduates were presented with scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarships and recipients are listed below. The Lois Green Scholarship is designed to recognize promising undergraduate students at the university who are studying or intend to study philosophy. The recipients of this scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year are Emily Ann Pasetes, Clay Ward...
  • 2022-05-13 - Congratulations to Seungil Lee for the successful defense of his dissertation, "Essays on Relations, Properties, and (Quantum) Objects"!  For more information regarding Seungil's research click this link: www.seungillee.com.    
  • 2022-03-30 - Ben Levinstein is professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, specializing in Epistemology and Decision Theory. In 2020, Professor Ben Levinstein was awarded a multi-year Mellon grant to study artificial intelligence and how it makes decisions. Professor Levinstein was recently featured in an article from the College of LAS that further discusses the scope and...
  • 2022-01-06 - Hugh Storer Chandler, a long-time highly regarded associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, died peacefully on January 1, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital. He was 91. Professor Chandler earned his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and a Master of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary. He then received his PhD in philosophy from Cornell...
  • 2021-12-28 - Congratulations to Nick Louzon on being awarded C. E. Caton Award for his essay entitled "A Relatively Compelling Defense of Presentism."
  • 2021-12-28 - Congratulations to Alexander Sardjev and Rebecca Eng on being awarded The Lois S. Green Scholarship and The Donald W. Doerscher Award respectively, in recognition of their excellence in undergraduate philosophy studies this year. 
  • 2021-08-20 - Congratulations to Clay Alsup for the successful defense of his dissertation, "Alienation, Agency, and Integrity"!  
  • 2021-08-12 - William R. (Bill) Schroeder, longtime professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2021, at his home in Urbana, Illinois.  ...
  • 2020-12-18 -   Congratulations to Prof. Colleen Murphy, whose paper in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, "On Principled Compromise: When Does a Process of Transitional Justice Qualify as Just", was named one of the best articles in philosophy in 2020 by Oxford University Press. https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/...
  • 2020-11-23 - Does the US need to pursue transitional justice in the post-Trump era? https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/1749294700
  • 2020-11-04 - Dr. Jesse Fitts received a BA in philosophy (with minors in political science and mathematics) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2007 and an MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012 and 2018, respectively. Dr. Fitts mainly researches representation in language and mind and has teaching interests in logic (informal and formal), applied ethics, and the...